• Climbing Brocken
    Germany,  Walking Wednesday

    Hiking in the Harz: climbing Brocken

    Climbing Brocken – the highest peak in the Harz Mountains Brocken measures 1.141 meters above sea level and is the highest mountain in the Harz region as well as the highest mountain in northern Germany. During your trip to the Harz Mountains you can visit this special place, you certainly shouldn’t not miss it. You can climb Brocken on foot (my favorite!), with the famous Brockenbahn steamtrain or by bike.   Since the 17th century, the Harz was seen as the place in Germany where the witches gathered. In Goethe’s “Faust” he brings the witches together at Brocken. The fact that Goethe once visited this place has also contributed to…

  • Italy,  Walking Wednesday

    Walking Wednesday: Belvedere di Migliera

    Belvedere di Migliera … sounds exotic, no? It was last weekend’s hiking destination, when I spent a a couple of days in Italy with my sister. Or to be more precise, we spent it around the Bay of Naples. Although the city of Naples didn’t really strike us (more on that later) the area around it is pretty stunning. We spent one of our days on the small cosmopolitan island of Capri (where there’s little cosmopolitan in winter, believe me on that one) and even though you may not expect it, there are actually quite some good hikes here to check out. The one we did, took us to Belvedere di Migliera on the southern…