• 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…

  • hiking in germany
    Germany,  We12hike

    The best unknown places for hiking in Germany

    The best unknown places for hiking in Germany this fall 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 this fall. I bet you had never heard of most of them!   1. Kellerwald Just a bit further than…

  • hiking rothaarsteig sauerland
    Germany,  We12hike

    Winter hiking in Sauerland

    While I’m busy writing our anual end-of-the-year lists (which I won’t publish until next week) I realize there is actually quite a lot of trips that I have not yet written about this year. I did a couple of city trips to Naples, London and Lisbon, we went hiking on La Palma and made our first real biking vacation in our own country. Most of our blogs are about our faraway trips and/or trips that we make specifically for we12travel. In the perfect world, I would spend all my time blogging, but in reality I’m stuck in an office eight hours a day and blogging has to be done in…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12inspire

    Travel without social media – part 3

    A few weeks ago I had a conversation with some friends, how life used to be for a traveler when we had no social media. When I went backpacking in Australia 13 years ago (OMG – am I that old?) I brought my mobile phone, a Nokia 3310, and I sent a couple of text messages home each week to let everyone know I was OK. I went to an internet café occasionally to update the folks at home about my adventures and sent postcards and letters by old fashioned snail mail. As for pictures, I took one, maybe two, photos carefully of everything I wanted to capture and a week…

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