Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels.
Usually, my articles are months, years or even decades behind actual events. But today, there are a few photos from yesterday’s hike in Amberg-Sulzbach County in Germany to remind you: Take advantage of autumn while the sun is still warm and the leaves are still colorful!
Don’t worry about the early morning fog. Like many problems, it will simply go away by ignoring it.
The ruins of Hohenburg Castle are located in a US military training area, making it impossible to visit, unless you want to be accidentally shot or shipped to Guantanamo.
So let’s head in the other direction, while the sun is gaining strength.
Oh, the famous pilgrimage route of St. James passes by here as well.
The pilgrims have to be self-sufficient, collecting fruits and berries,
because the pubs along the route have long since closed. You can read more about this sad development in chapters 68 and 69 of my walk along King Ludwig Trail.
And swoosh, after about 30 kilometers, I am back home. It was almost too short.
Now, if you live on the southern hemisphere, you are in bad luck, of course, because you are having spring instead of autumn. Sorry!
If you live on the northern hemisphere, though, go out as much as you still can! There will still be enough time to work in winter. Or next year. Honestly, the gross national product is not that important.
- At least one day per week should be free of work and internet anyway.
- More hiking.
- And more photos from Bavaria, certainly not the ugliest of the 16 German states.
Pingback: Nutzt den Herbst! | Der reisende Reporter
An Autumn delight…
And I think there will be a few more such days.
‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ‘ Thank you for your lovely photographs and such good advice ! Where is that deserted wooden resting place ? And when are you going to speak more about your conclusions regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of King Ludwig II ? I am looking out for this !
I am glad someone is following the King Ludwig saga to closely!
The next two (and final) segments will be about the two castles, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein. I’ll use the first one to delve into Ludwig’s upbringing and the fate of the Wittelsbach family after the revolution, and all the mysteries (and my take) will be left to the finale at Neuschwanstein.
You’ve been waiting for a long time, I know, but I wanted to leave the climax for the last chapter.
The abandoned tavern is in Lauterach Valley, a few kilometers east of Kastl. 49°21’37.2″N 11°42’37.9″E, to be precise.
Do you live in the area?
We live in the UK but some years back we stayed with relatives who live in the area and I became fascinated by the late King and read a biography in English. I hope to return and visit some of areas you have been exploring.
Oh, then I think you will really enjoy the next two segments, because they will be full of history!
Que belleza! y que envidia, esa posada parece una casa salida del cuento de Hansel y Gretel … ahora a mis casi 50 años, me pregunto porque desde niños, en radios y medios de comunicación, nos contaban cuentos de países tan lejanos y no nos enseñaron a apreciar nuestras historias literarias, que son muchas y muy bonitas. Bah! ya escape a otro lado. Es bello tu país Andreas!!!
Es el imperialismo cultural.
Necesitamos una revolucion!
Pero me encanta que te estas preguntando mucho. Porque a mi pasa lo mismo. Recien me pregunto mucho sobre libros/historias/peliculas que he visto en mi ninez y juventud, disfrutandolos sin preguntarme nada. Pero ahora casi no puedo disfrutar las peliculas de James Bond por su sexismo, racismo y imperialismo. O el libro “Robinson Crusoe”, es mucho más que un cuento de aventura.
I’d rather have Spring than Autumn, but I don’t want Summer again… it’s still close enough to summer weather in mid October here in SoCal.