• 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…

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    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, SĂ€chsische 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…

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    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, SĂ€chsische 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Sleeping in a Wine Barrel

    From 5-star to a night in a wine barrel, we love it all. This time we went to Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Germany. The Wild family offers 8 sets of wine barrels, one sleeping barrel and one barrel divided in a seating area and a toilet room. All placed in the middle of the wine fields outside the charming village Sasbachwalden. After arrival, a basket full…