Category Archives: Germany

In the King’s Footsteps (Day 5) Ammer Gorge

I had barely survived the night in the cemetery. I had not found anything to eat. And yet, on the fifth day of the hike, I would face the most dangerous part: the Ammer Gorge.
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Why is German reunification celebrated on 3 October?

Today, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. The history buffs among you will know that the Berlin Wall fell almost a year earlier, on 9 November 1989. So why … Continue reading

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In the King’s Footsteps (Day 4) The Longest Day

On the fourth day of the hike through Bavaria, I discover the secret 5G factory, climb the highest mountain and spend the night in a cemetery.
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In the King’s Footsteps (Day 3) Lake Ammer

On the third stage of my hike, I was just about to set up my camp in a park, when a helpful stranger invited me into his lakeside villa.
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In the King’s Footsteps (Day 2) Andechs Abbey

I swear, I just wanted to walk through the Bavarian countryside. No idea why I almost ended up in prison.
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In the King’s Footsteps (Day 1) Lake Starnberg

The hike begins with a change of plan, with a serious scare, and with murder and mystery.
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Hitchhiking against the Skeptics

“Nobody will give you a ride during a pandemic”, people said. Well, I had to find out for myself. Continue reading

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The most stupid plan of all times

The battle of El-Alamein, crazy scientists, a great idea and nuclear explosions. Actually, a stupid idea and nuclear explosions. Continue reading

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But what about the Comet?

A flashback into the good old times… Continue reading

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Birthday Hike 2020

Even if you have never been to Bavaria, or even Europe, I bet you know the castle I will be hiking to. Continue reading

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