Nelson Lakes National Park

Thick clouds form in the sky as we park our car on the Mt Robert carpark (880m). What happened? There was bright sunshine just a minute ago…
But hey, there is no bad weather and we are not made from sugar. Put the sweater out and put on the rain jacket and then let’s go to the Angelus Hut (1650m).

Why it’s good to be outdoors

“Nature is the best therapy.”
… I come across this quote while browsing the web. A modern lettering in front of a hip landscape shot … which I also believe to have seen as background for “Carpe diem” …
But ok – nature as a therapy! How does it work?

Sleeping bag liner

A sleeping bag liner is a thin cloth. It is used in many huts in the mountains. The dorm rooms (the large dormitories) are usually equipped with simple blankets and pillows that can not be washed after each use. In order to maintain hygiene, guests must bring a hut sleeping bag – almost as bedding. This is also the case in some hostels or accommodations.

Climbing Shoes

Finding suitable climbing shoes can be nerve-wracking under certain circumstances.
The shoes should be as narrow as possible to ensure the best possible stance (even on small kicks). On the other hand, no toe should be pressed – and pressure points should not exist in the best case! A clean pedaling becomes an impossibility even if you have to cry aloud when the foot is loaded …

Harz Witches’ Trail

In the center of Germany lies one of the most beautiful hiking trails of the country: The Harz Witches’ Trail.
With a total distance of 150km, the long-distance trail leads from Osterode to Thale. It combines magical places with largely untouched nature and insights of the history of the Harz mining industry.

Between foolishness and boredom

Getting on an adventure means always taking on risks. We dare something new, something whose outcome we can hardly or cannot foresee:

How to find an adventure under every rock

If you are looking for the kick or the adventure, it seems like you have to invest more and more money to experience anything at all.
When asked “What are we going to do at the weekend?” More and more the answer is “Oh, nothing special. I have no money!”.

Paddling on the Mulde

The Mulde is not nearly as well known as the Elbe, Danube, Isar, and co. – How comes? We were on the road on one of the underestimated rivers of Germany: The Mulde. In total, there are five different Mulde rivers (Red Mulde, White Mulde, Zwickauer Mulde, Freiberger Mulde, United Mulde).

Trekking stove

Magic mirror in my hand, which is the best stove in the land?

Who was not already in the shop and felt overwhelmed by the sheer infinite selection of stoves? You are helplessly standing there and do not know at all the difference between the models and fuels, or where to start …

With this article, we want to bring light into the darkness and help you to find the right stove for your adventures.

Paddling on the Achterwasser

Usedom. With an average of 1906 hours of sunshine per year, the island in the Baltic Sea is quite rightly considered “Germany’s sunshine island”!
After the long winter months, Usedom is, therefore, our first choice to recharge the sun and boost vitamin D production.

Paddle Tour Leipzig

City tours are not really ours – at least when it comes to my friend Christian. He is more of the adventurous type. He can not stroll … and being dragged past shopping windows on his long arm … hm … that’s not for me.

But on this sunny Saturday we want to combine action and city feeling in a micro-adventure. How? With a paddle tour in the middle of Leipzig!