October 4, 2021

Mallorca Reloaded

Two years ago, we went to Mallorca for the first time and thought it was an excellent spot for some hiking. Since then, there was not much traveling possible thanks to Corona - except some shorter trips by car or train. As the situation is a bit better at the moment, we thought it was possible to repeat the last “real” vacations and decided to fly back to Mallorca. (Palma airport) Read more

July 16, 2021


South Tyrol vacation number four but - surprise - this time not in Schenna/Meran but in Kaltern! I think Kaltern is a quite decent spot for a one week hiking holiday as you can do about 6, 7 hikes starting directly in town. If you want to stay longer, you’ll probably find yourself driving around as your hiking options are depleted… Kaltern โ†’ Around the Lake โ†’ Kaltern Komoot Link Read more

September 29, 2020

Bavarian Forest

Another short hiking vacation: this time in the Bavarian Forest, where I have not been before. We spent four days in the world-famous metropolis of Lam, which consists almost exclusively of hotels, guesthouses, inns, etc. The whole area seems to have not much industry and infrastructure except tourism. Also, the towns are all rather small and not very interesting. By far the largest city in the region is Deggendorf, which is not a destination of longing, as I know it from many, many, many business trips. Read more

August 16, 2020

Bicycle Tour in the North of Munich

As someone who works in the north of Munich, I recently figured that I do not know the area at all. So I changed this by having a nice trip by bike from my home town through the northern Munich region. Well, I guess, this is one of the mostly known things that we have in Munich. ๐ŸŒ Picture location East of the Allianz Arena, there is a vast heathland, the Frรถttmaninger Heide. Read more

July 25, 2020

South Tyrol III

Well, … Corona and pretty unsteady weather have caused that we (once again) spent a week in South Tyrol near Meran. Even here, the weather was not as sunny and warm as you would expect for the area at this time of the year. But, it was fine in total… Schenner and Maiser Waalweg to Meran ? I have really managed to forget where these photos were taken. For some reason I was also too lazy to create a GPX track, and … well, you can see what happens :D Read more

July 8, 2020

Two Day Bike Tour: Mittenwald -> Bad Tรถlz -> Munich

Recently, we started to do quite a few and also quite long tours by bike. For this reason, we decided to test if we like long bike tours that span a few days. As we do not have real equipment for such adventures (yet), we arranged a two day test trip from Mittenwald via Bad Tรถlz back to Munich. Essentially, this is a part of the Isarradweg. There are GPX tracks available on the website of the Isarradweg. Read more

January 17, 2020

Paris. Again.

Well, it seems I have developed a certain faible for Paris. However, this time this wasn’t a conference trip with one free afternoon in town but a personal three day holiday. Yay. Special point of interest this time: the Louvre and more precisely: its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Day 1. Taking a little walk. ๐ŸŒ Picture location – Saint-ร‰tienne-du-Mont ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location – Panthรฉon Read more

October 27, 2019

Nymphenburg Castle Garden

Munich has a couple of nice castles with nice gardens. The castle gardens of Nymphenburg are pretty cool as there is a lot of water and woods. Also you can walk from this area to the next castle called Bluthenburg, which is a small moated castle. ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location ๐ŸŒ Picture location Read more

October 16, 2019

Mallorca (ist nur ein Mal im Jahr)

I must admit that I started this trip with a lot of prejudices as I was a bit afraid of Mallorca’s reputation being a party island populated by drunk German tourists. However, it turned out that it is quite easy to get away from all this Ballermann stuff and the largest tourism centers. So you can enjoy a wonderful island with great mountains and almost Carribean-like beaches. However, you cannot deny that Mallorca is super touristic - so in this regard, this trip was just the opposite of the Azores journey earlier this year. Read more

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