• hiking in germany
    Germany,  We12hike

    The best unknown places for hiking in Germany

    As we live fairly close to Germany, just about a ten minute drive, we occasionally head over for a weekend to go hiking or for other outdoor activities. After doing so for more than a decade, we have discovered quite a few unknown places that take you further than regions such as Eifel or Sauerland, where the majority of tourists for hiking usually ends up. In this blog I’ll tell you about our favorite unknown places for hiking in Germany. I bet you had never heard of most of them!   Kellerwald Just a bit further than the famous Sauerland is the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. This extended piece of nature…

  • hiking in the Black Forest
    Germany,  We12hike

    Hiking in the Black Forest in Germany

    Hiking in the Black Forest on the Albsteig Usually when I travel to Germany, I tend to stick to nearby places. However over the last few months I have put a little more effort into some hiking areas in Germany that are a bit further away. Last autumn I visited the Bavarian Forest and I walked part of the Goldsteig. This spring jumped into my Volvo Rudolph and drove all the way down south to go hiking in the Black Forest. Here I was invited by the German Tourist Office to hike a few sections of the Albsteig.   Note that I actually have to say the Albsteig Schwarzwald because…

  • Climbing Brocken
    Germany,  Walking Wednesday,  We12hike

    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…

  • climbing langenberg hoogste berg in sauerland
    Germany,  micro adventure

    Climbing the Langenberg in Sauerland

    Micro adventure in Germany: climbing the Langenberg in Sauerland Looking for an original micro adventure in Germany? Then climb the Langenberg, the highest mountain in Sauerland and also the state of North Rhine Westphalia, the state that borders the central and southern Netherlands. It’s an original idea for a short weekend trip and something different than the well known hikes in Sauerland.     Hiking trip to Sauerland in Germany For me, Sauerland is one of the nicest places for hiking in Germany. But to be honest, tourist places like Willingen and Winterberg can sometimes be incredibly busy with fellow Dutch people. That is why I regularly look for hiking…