After the German poet Goethe returned from his first hike up to the Brocken, the bizarre mountain range, undergrowth and stone formations around this highest peak in Northern Germany inspired him to write his mystical play “Faust.” As I have been a great Goethe-Fan ever since and the Brocken has been my backyard mountain for these past three years, its high time to present the Brocken Tour to you – one of my favorite hikes! It’s an amazing day tour through the fairytale landscape of the Harz mountain range. A great hike to go in a bigger group, but also just by yourself, contemplating about “whatever holds – The world together in its inmost folds.”
Snow, thaw, frost, ice and thaw all over again. That’s Hamburg right now. We even went down to minus 8 degrees Celsius last week. And I though moving closer to the ocean would at least bring milder winters! The only good thing about winter right now is that the days are getting longer again, if only a little, and we may start to think about outdoor adventures again. For longer day hikes you simply need enough light to make it back in time. So guess what I did between the years – I filled up on fresh air in my lungs and the feeling of pure freedom you only get in the ocean, in the desert – or on a mountain top! Here’s my latest favorite for the intermediate hiking trip just for you: The Hochgern by Germany’s largest lake, the Chiemsee. Breathtaking views, lots of fun on the way and no treacherous climbing guaranteed!
Der folgende Beitrag ist Teil der Gastautorenreihe “Traust Du Dich?” auf doyoudare.de
von Francesca Bommer
Ich habe mich getraut! 83 km bin ich durch die Wildnis von Tasmanien gewandert. Eine der weltweit schönsten und abwechslungsreichsten Wanderrouten fernab der Zivilisation ist der Overland Track in Tasmanien, Australien. Wie es dazu gekommen ist, was alles dazu gehört um diese Route unbeschadet genießen zu können und ob mir das gelungen ist, erfährst Du jetzt!