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Journey to the Center of Europe – Kruhlyi, Ukraine

Zur deutschen Fassung. For the project “Journey to the Center of Europe”, I am going to visit all the places that have ever laid claim to being the geographical center of Europe or the European Union. And write about them. … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking as Science

Zur deutschen Fassung. Hitchhikers have this image of hapless hippies, too stoned to catch the bus in time. Or guys who just got out of the joint and ain’t got no money for no ticket to nowhere. In reality, many … Continue reading

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Walking from Castle to Castle

Hiking in this part of Germany, you don’t need a map. The castles, towers, fortresses and ruins will guide you just fine. Continue reading

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Austrian Border Control

When you’re smuggling Italian cigars while hitchhiking across the Alps, the imposing Austrian customs checkpoint near Nauders will give you a brief scare. But it was Sunday morning and the soldiers were apparently attending church. Or they didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Vogelsang, the Nazi Castle in the Eifel

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. After having hiked up and down all the green hills around Bad Münstereifel, I wanted to hitchhike for a change. No matter where. But in this goal-oriented society, where a plan counts for more than … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking, an Odyssey with 50 Hail Marys (part 3 of 3)

Zur deutschen Fassung. If you want to do things in any logical order, you better read part 1 and part 2 of the hitchhiking odyssey before reading this article. You remember, I hadn’t made it onto the motorway, the sun … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking, an Odyssey with 50 Hail Marys (part 2 of 3)

Zur deutschen Fassung. If you want to do things in any logical order, you better read part 1 of the hitchhiking odyssey before reading this article. You remember that we had reached Friedrichshafen without any major hiccup. But then I … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking, an Odyssey with 50 Hail Marys (part 1 of 3)

Zur deutschen Fassung. Last weekend, I finally hit the road again: hitchhiking through the Swiss cantons of Zurich, St Gallen and Thurgau, across Lake Constance and through the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. A brisk 500 km is what … 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 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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