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In Deutschland kann man keine weiten Wege wandern? Das stimmt schon lange nicht mehr. Gefühlt kommen jedes Jahr einige dazu. Seit einiger Zeit ist auch das weite Wandern in Deutschland im Trend und wurde durch die Pandemie noch einmal beschleunigt. Ich rede mit Anne, die seit einigen Jahren den Blog „Little Red Hiking Rucksack“ betreibt, übers Wandern in Deutschland.

As fall is approaching in Germany, I wanted to make the best out of the probably last sunny and golden days this year and go out hiking the area a bit. First of all, because of efficiency and less logistical hassle, I wanted to stay in the area. So starting right at the doorstep of my parents house and also finishing here would have to be the cornerstones. The woods and low mountains in Thuringia are somewhat my hood and as over the run of the summer I explored the area quite a bit by various hikes, I came up…

Exams are over, all necessary paperwork is done … so basically the semester is over. The pandemic has thwarted all plans and put a lot in my life on hold. But, instead of complaining and in order to stay sane and happy, I decided to go out hiking. Hiking and nature heals and brings more light into those dark pandemic days. A hiking friend of mine always emphasizes that movement is medicine … and I cannot agree more. I am very miserable that I cannot hike with my boyfriend this summer and that love is not seen as essential travel.…

As the corona-crisis forces the world to be on hold and stay at home, I try (hard) to make the best of it. So I decided to go back hiking where my passion for that actually started: the Rennsteig. This is a ridge walk as well as a historical boundary path in the Thuringian Forest and Franconian Forest in Central Germany. That trail runs for about 170 km from Hörschel (close to Eisenach) all the way to Blankenstein. On its way it’s mostly at heights of 500 to 970 m and it also crosses Thuringias highest mountain, Großer Beerberg, at…