Outdoor

No trip without going out of the door. All the hikes, bike tours, sailing trips, and even marathons described here were done by us. Movement-intensive experiences are enriched by conversations and interviews with guides, hiking guides or locals.

Hikes and excursion tips

  • When is a castle a castle?

    When is a castle a castle?

    Old Fritz transformed Potsdam into a royal seat. With twelve palaces and numerous gardens, Potsdam’s cultural landscape is the largest German Unesco World Heritage Site

  • Malta’s ancient megalithic temples

    Malta’s ancient megalithic temples

    Malta is home to the oldest free-standing buildings. An opportunity to reflect on the origins of human coexistence in the Stone Age

  • Michigan and heavy industry

    Michigan and heavy industry

    160 years ago, strong deflections on a compass needle indicated a large iron ore deposit that brought jobs and prosperity. What remains are cinemas, pubs, cannabis

  • From the alpine pasture to the sheep retreat

    From the alpine pasture to the sheep retreat

    It’s a tradition for the bucket list: summer grazing dates back to the Middle Ages and has UNESCO status. In Switzerland, it is actively practiced and yet under threat

  • Charlevoix: Rich in stone and beautiful

    Charlevoix: Rich in stone and beautiful

    Charlevoix confidently calls itself The Beautiful. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is no doubt that this place is rich as a stone. And there are two reasons for this

  • Living in the lighthouse

    Living in the lighthouse

    Mission Point Lighthouse is a very special vacation spot. The vacation apartment in an exposed location can only be rented by those who apply to be a temporary lighthouse keeper. The job is particularly popular with women

  • Dunes and legends on Lake Michigan

    Dunes and legends on Lake Michigan

    In Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park near Traverse City, the wind usually comes from the west. Glaciers created ideal conditions for the formation of dunes

  • Mobility in Motown

    Mobility in Motown

    Walks, bike tours and free streetcars. Mobility in Detroit works pretty well even without a car. Tips for getting around

  • Carp fishing in the Upper Palatinate

    Carp fishing in the Upper Palatinate

    A carp spends three summers in the pond before it is fished out. The time comes every year at the beginning of October. About pond chains, sky ponds, monks and the carp paradox

  • Through the Caucasus with pack horses

    Through the Caucasus with pack horses

    Georgia has a lot of untouched nature and traces of its exciting history. Hiking through Tusheti and Khevsuretia

  • Safari Liwonde National Park

    Safari Liwonde National Park

    Liwonde Park is a Malawian success story and today the park with the most predator sightings in Malawi

  • Nature conservation as a model for success

    Nature conservation as a model for success

    In August 2023, African Parks celebrates 20 years of conservation in Malawi. On the road with a monitoring team in Majete Park

  • Sparkling Lake Malawi

    Sparkling Lake Malawi

    It is a lake of superlatives. It is one of the largest, most diverse and most beautiful bodies of water on earth. But Lake Malawi is also threatened

  • City walk with Mozart

    City walk with Mozart

    Mozart is Salzburg’s genius loci. On a Mozart City Walk through the old town, you will encounter the historical, the hilarious, the controversial and the absurd.

  • Hiking in Cyprus

    Hiking in Cyprus

    Mountains and sea. The attraction lies in the combinability depending on interest. From the day tour with a lot of culture to trekking in the five-finger mountains

  • Plea for Eisenhüttenstadt

    Plea for Eisenhüttenstadt

    The socialist model city was placed under monument protection 40 years after construction began and is the largest area monument in Germany

  • Avignon – all just a facade

    Avignon – all just a facade

    If you walk attentively through the streets of Avignon, you will discover street art from different eras. From MifaMosa to the house Madonna

  • Hiking around Twickel Castle

    Hiking around Twickel Castle

    In Twente, a visit to a park in English landscape style and walking through cultural landscape can be condensed into a perfect day trip.

  • Yayoi Kusama. Art by the sea

    Yayoi Kusama. Art by the sea

    Yayoi Kusama is the most famous artist in Japan. In the Setouchi region on the island of Naoshima are her famous pumpkins with polka dots.

  • A marathon for connoisseurs

    A marathon for connoisseurs

    The run through the vineyards of the Médoc is called the longest marathon in the world. Georg Berg took part and is thrilled by the atmosphere

  • Day of the seafarer

    Day of the seafarer

    On Sailor’s Day, we remember that the art of navigation originated in Polynesia. These boats would have won any regatta not long ago.

  • Tree day

    Tree day

    Me, my Tree and I. Why the magnolia is my favorite tree. Encounters with forest dwellers, imposing solitaires and avenue beauties for Arbor Day.

  • Hiking in the Vosges

    Hiking in the Vosges

    The Vosges are a varied low mountain range. Nevertheless, you do not have to do without good wine, hearty cuisine and picturesque towns.

  • Achterhoek and Veluwe in Holland

    Achterhoek and Veluwe in Holland

    The other Holland with the regions Veluwe and Achterhoek offers old Hanseatic cities, unusual museums, very good restaurants and hotels and lots of cycling fun!

  • People’s Run Hash House Harriers

    People’s Run Hash House Harriers

    Hash runs of the Hash House Harriers originated in the British colonies, where its members wanted to neutralize binge drinking through exercise since 1938.

  • Hiking in Luxembourg – Tips

    Hiking in Luxembourg – Tips

    Luxembourg has 3,500 km of hiking trails and 600 km of bike paths. The luggage service Move – We Carry makes traveling through Luxembourg uncomplicated.

  • On the road by bike in Veloland

    On the road by bike in Veloland

    By bike, the Swiss means the road bike. Asphalt roads here go up to 2,600 meters. In addition, Swiss drivers have a reputation for being polite

  • Rocks and gorges in the Mullerthal

    Rocks and gorges in the Mullerthal

    The Mullerthal with the spectacular Wolf Gorge is the most famous hiking region in Luxembourg. The trail is 112 km long and consists of three loops.

  • Luxembourg Ardennes – Lee Trail

    Luxembourg Ardennes – Lee Trail

    Hike with views of medieval castles and idyllic villages in the Éislek region on the Leading Quality Trail from Bourscheid-Moulin to Hoscheid

  • Interrail with bike – does it work?

    Interrail with bike – does it work?

    The dream of low-emission travel, where spoke and rail combine seamlessly into a relaxed flow of riding and being ridden, is still far off

  • Aboriginal history(s)

    Aboriginal history(s)

    The Australian Aborigines’ concept of ownership is different from ours. They belong to the land and not vice versa. Their lives are shaped by it.

  • Indonesia with mega yacht True North

    Indonesia with mega yacht True North

    The Australian luxury yacht anchors in picturesque bays and offers exciting shore excursions and dives in the most biodiverse waters on earth

  • Dragons, volcanoes and a wedding

    Dragons, volcanoes and a wedding

    On the Indonesian Sunda Islands we see Komodo dragons, fly over active volcanoes, but do not feel the tsunami that hits the neighboring island of Sulawesi

  • Outback Floatplane Adventures

    Outback Floatplane Adventures

    In a seaplane we set off from Darwin for the ultimate trip into the outback. Helicopters, airboats and crocodiles await us on the Finniss River

  • Bamurru Plains Lodge

    Bamurru Plains Lodge

    On the former Buffalo Ranch, even the most prominent guests quickly perceive themselves as part of the environment; on foot, on the quad or the propeller boat

  • Sab Lord, the Australian outback legend

    Sab Lord, the Australian outback legend

    Sab Lord grew up in the far north of Australia in close contact with Aborigines. Today he shows small tour groups the remote places of worship

  • Art experience at the bus stop

    Art experience at the bus stop

    Seven architectural firms have designed bus stop shelters in cosmopolitan designs for Krumbach in the Bregenz Forest, thus enhancing the experience of waiting

  • Culture of the Mende in Sierra Leone

    Culture of the Mende in Sierra Leone

    The Mende people live deep in the jungle. I have seen the ritual dance of the forest devils. But the knowledge of their secret societies remained hidden from me

  • Denmark, Funen, On the way in the Danish South Sea – hiking trail of the island seas. From Svendborg to Langeland
  • Germany, Oberpfalz, Waldnaab valley
  • Germany, Harz, Braunlage, Hiking along the Green Belt
  • Germany, Thuringia, Gläsbläser Weg from Lauscha to Sonnenberg, visit to Marolin workshop
  • France, Franche-Comté, Route de l’Absinthe, Pontarlier to Val de Travers, Absinthe Museum Moitiers
  • France, Vosges, Kaysersberg
  • France, Vosges, Grand Ballon
  • Italy, Tuscany, Val d’Orcia, spring hiking marathon
  • Italy, South Tyrol, Schenna, Schenna Waalweg
  • Italy, South Tyrol, Jenesier Jöchl, Stoanernen Mandln
  • Ireland, Dunloe, Gap of Dunloe, the most famous gorge in Ireland
  • Luxembourg, Ardennes, Mullerthal, Moselle region, Esch-sur-Alzette Minett Trail
  • Netherlands, Gelderland Province, High Veluwe and Achterhoek National Park
  • Switzerland, Ticino: Scudellate, Albergo Diffuso on Monte Generoso, Valle de Muggio, Roccolo Meri bird tower
  • Switzerland, Ticino: Bosco Gurin
  • Switzerland, Ticino: World Heritage Beech Forest
  • Switzerland, Valais, Heath village Visperterminen, hike through the highest vineyard in Europe
  • Switzerland, Valais, with the racing bike through the Veloland Switzerland, tips from the bike coach
  • Switzerland, Valais, Sion, suonen hike
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