Hiking Bad Grund – From Albert Tower to World Forest

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Hiking Bad Grund – From Albert Tower to World Forest

A next Harz hiking destination was quickly found with the so-called World Forest, as well as other destinations in the Bad Grund area, so we also had the Albert Tower, the Hübichenstein and the quarry of the limestone mining area in mind.

Wadden hike to bird protection on Minsener Oldeoog

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Wadden area hike to bird protection island on Minsener Oldeoog

Once you have arrived in the northern part of Germany, a hearty wadden sea area hike should of course not be missed by Brita and Gerda during the travel program with alaturka.

WeltWald Harz and the search for the stamp post 129

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WeltWald Harz and the search for the stamp office 129

Once again we were on a hiking tour in the Harz mountains, had already visited the Hübichenstein near Bad Grund and now wanted to go to the Harz hiking pin stamping point 129 to add another stamp to our hiking pass.

From the Bastei Bridge to Hohnstein - hello to Kasper

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From the Bastei Bridge to Hohnstein - hello to Kasper

After our recent visit to the Bastei Bridge, we also wanted to visit the town of Hohnstein, especially Hohnstein Castle as an attraction and Friends of Nature House and as a starting point for hiking and climbing tours in the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

Laurel forests line the way - hiking tour

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Laurel forests line the way - hiking tour

Once again it was time. Our dear friend and hiking guide Ömer had invited us to another excursion through the coastal Taurus Mountains near Manavgat above the Oymarpinar dam.

Hike to Kloppstock spring and to the Bismarck tower

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Hike to the Kloppstock spring and to the Bismarck tower

After visiting the state school in Pforta and getting to know one of it´s “master students”, Friedrich Gottlieb Kloppstock (we will report after the introduction), we also wanted to hike the circular hiking trail to the Bismarck Tower, which begins at the school and which leads to a spring named with writers name.

Backpackers - St Pauls Trail with Kate Clow

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Backpackers - St Pauls Trail

Sucullu, a small town of 5.000 people on the St Paul Trail close to Antioch in Pisidia, is having a traditional folk festival. On 17th July, traditionally-dressed villagers with their animals will walk from the mosque in Yalvaç, past the ruins at Antioch, along the aqueduct to Sucullu (about 2-3 hrs walk).

Kate Clow - Lycian Trail and Others

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Kate Clow - Lycian Trail and Others

Kate Clow first came to Turkey in 1989 to sell computer systems. In 1992 she moved to Antalya and, out of sheer interest, began researching the ancient roads that connected the cities of Greek and Roman times.

Hike to the cave church in the Dolomite rocks at Scharzfeld

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Hike to the cave church in the Dolomite rocks near Scharzfeld

We had often passed the eye-catching dolomite rocks near Scharzfeld on our way through the Harz Mountains, and now there was finally enough time for a short hike up the rocks and on to the legendary "Unicorn Cave".

Hiking trail "Huttaler Wider Waage" - stamps 127 & 128

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Hiking trail

As already reported in our article on the Harzer hiking needles, we had found increasing interest in the targeted hike to the multi-layered stamping points to the special highlights of the Harz hiking trails and thus also decided to equip ourselves with hiking passes and to supplement them with the various stamps.

Königsburg ruins and waterfall - stamps 41 and 42

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Königsburg ruins and Königshütte waterfall - stamps 41 and 42

Today we have decided to visit the ruins of the Königsburg and the Königshütter waterfall in order, as announced, to fill our hiking pass with more stamps for the Harzer hiking pin.

Long-distance hiking trail Rennsteig - follow Kammweg

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Long-distance hiking trail Rennsteig - we follow the Kammweg

"Rennsteig" hiking trail in the Thuringian Forest, which is now marked with a distinctive "R", has been used for many centuries by people with a wide variety of interests, whose motives could hardly be more different.

Hiking trail along the idyllic Feldaist River in Austria

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Hiking trail along the idyllic Feldaist River in Austria

At the beginning of our hike into the picturesque Feldaist valley, which we have planned for today, the Bruckmühle in Pregarten is our chosen starting point and is now home to active cultural and artistic workers as well as the region’s associations.

Hike around the Oderteich near Sonnenberg

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Hike around the Oderteich near Sonnenberg

We were on our way back from Braunlage to Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the early afternoon when the wonderful sunshine, despite the forecast for rain, forced us to stop at the Oderteich car park.

On the way to Tierra del Fuego - stopover at Lake Ohrid

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On the way to Tierra del Fuego - stopover at Lake Ohrid

"Hey and hello, we are Luisa from Freiburg and Kevin from Emmendingen on the way to "Tierra del Fuego", so our two camping neighbors at Lake Ohrid presented themselves after their arrival on a Honda Africa Twin and fixing their tent while enjoying the obligatory welcome coffee and the associated "brandy" at Camping Rino.

Istanbul Circuit: Biker Marco Melandri knows the course

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Istanbul Circuit: Superbiker Marco Melandri knows the course

Repeated discussions about the use of the Istanbul Circuit by Formula 1 between the Turkish government as the guarantor and organizer Bernie Ecclestone have not exactly contributed to the positive publicity of the circuit in recent months.

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