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  • Trips in Switzerland,  Trips to Germany

    Hiking to Jakobsfelsen in Switzerland

    The story that was almost not becoming a story….! Our plan was to drive to Merishausen, find a parking spot and then we just had a relatively short hike to Jakobsfelse – Jakobs Rock. The first part went as planned, we found a good place to park just outside Merishausen. Then began our trip upwards to the forest of Verenafohren on the border to Germany.…

  • Trips to Germany

    ROTHENBURG o.d. Tauber, medieval German town

    ROTHENBURG ob der Tauber is a must-see medieval town if you are visiting Bavaria, Germany. During our motorhome trip in Germany last year, this was a long-planned high light. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is simply one of the most picturesque small towns in Germany, full of half-timbered houses, medieval towers, a town-wall encircling the whole center, a crime museum with nasty equipment showing how people…

  • Trips to Germany

    STAIRWAY to HEAVEN in Saxon Switzerland, Germany

    Do you remember when Winnie the Pooh from the Hundred Acre Wood ate all the honey and got stuck in a small hole in a tree, and had to simply wait to get thinner? This is maybe the best way to explain the feeling of the utterly squeezing narrow experience 😊of the HIMMELSLEITER, literally translated to Stairway to Heaven!! A narrow, very narrow, stairway between…

  • Trips to Germany

    Hiking at BASTEI and through the SCHWEDENLÖCHER

    The BASTEI BRIDGE is a fantastic and not to be missed place in the German national park of Saxon Switzerland, Sächsische Schweiz. At almost 200 meters above the river Elbe, the bridge and the viewing platforms offer fabulous views over a huge part of the area. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years, and even with the first catering at the…

  • Trips to Germany

    SAXONIA, HERKULESSÄULEN, HERCULES COLUMNS

    The HERCULES COLUMNS, or the HERKULESSÄULEN, are among the most well-known rock formations in the German national park of Saxon Switzerland, Sächsische Schweiz, in the eastern part of Germany, close to the border with the Czech Republic. After having seen so many beautiful pictures from this area, we decided we had to see this ourselves during our camper trip. We arrived early in the morning…

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    RIVER CRUISE from Basel to Strasbourg and back

    RIVER CRUISE on the RHINE was not really an old and long dream, but we had sometimes considered a cruise on a sea. Then we took a quick decision one day, and booked a river cruise on the Rhine, with just 2 nights and including a visit to Strasbourg with its beautiful Christmas market as a highlight before returning to Basel. This could be, and…

  • Trips to Germany

    The orchard

    KIWI trees was honestly something we had never seen before, and not expected to see in this part of Europe. But after a short hike in the orchard by the greengrocer Wenz (there are three routes, one for apples, one for pears and one for plums), we saw at least two kiwi trees, not in pots or protected areas, no, just in open space. Like…

  • Trips to Germany

    Baden-Baden

    We went to Baden-Baden at the border of the Black Forest for our last Christmas market this year 🙂 also to revisit the interesting historic old town centre with its thermal baths and spas. 29 natural springs with temperatures up to 67 °C delivers curative water to the many baths in Baden-Baden with it’s healthy climate. One of the most interesting open springs is the Fettquelle, about…

  • Trips to Germany

    Todtnau

    TODTNAU WATERFALL is just one hour drive from Basel, plus a 10 minute easy hike on an almost flat forest road. It is one of the highest waterfalls in the Black Forest, 97 meters in total over 4-5 steps. The amount of water is very much depending on the season – so is the number of visitors, about 500000 per year, meaning a visit on…