Easy Hikes in Germany Daytrip Destination: Syburg I had seen the Syburg (not knowing at the time what it was called) many times from the train and on various hikes in the area, always wondering how its disparate elements – the monument with the equestrian statue, the medieval ruins – were connected. It simply did not seem to make much sense.
I had seen it so many times, in fact, that I immediately recognized it when we arrived to sample
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Buffalos on the Rothaarsteig If you are going to take on the Rothaarsteig in central Germany anytime soon, you must not miss this: for the first time in hundreds of years, buffalos will again roam the forests of Europe – south of Kühhude (Bad Berleburg), alongside Stage 4 following the Rothaarsteig in a north-south direction.
Urheber-Bildabdruck: Rothaarsteigverein:www.rothaarsteig.de www.kappest.de www.boconcept.de www.tatonka.de
European buffalos have been living in the Rothaar Mountains for several years, but exclusively in an enclosure called “Wisent-Welt” (“Wisent” is
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This is a postscript to the Wewelsburg walk from earlier in the year. Remember this walk we did through the charming landscape of the Alme valley near the west German city of Paderborn, where we discovered one of the Holy Shrines of the pagan death cult otherwise known as National Socialism? Ottenshof – A Restaurant with a Nazi Past
Once you are in the area, do not miss a visit to the Ottenshof. This looks like a normal restaurant from the outside
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Hiking in Germany
Of all our major hikes in Germany, the only one I have never told you about is our trip to the Rothaarsteig. This is a rather odd omission because the trip was, in a way, the most important of them all: our first ever, our baptism of nature hike, if you so wish, the place were Easy Hiker was born.
Baptism of Nature Hike on the Rothaarsteig
Without the Rothaarsteig, this blog would not have been possible, and
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Day Hikes in Germany Hiking Past a Nazi Monument
Considering the big shadow the Third Reich was once (and, up to a point, still is) casting over Germany, there are relatively few places in the country that can still give you a whiff of that old Nazi sulphur.
There are, specifically, only a few examples left of what you could call “Nazi architecture”. While most towns and cities still have buildings from the period between 1933 and 1945, as well as
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