day trips · hiking · tradition

Johannifeuer auf der Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte

“The best days are not planned by common sense, by lack of time You just happen to be where everything feels fine”. (Anna Ternheim, “My secret”) It’s not quite true, that we didn’t plan our Johanni hike to Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte near Kufstein. We had planned something, just something else. Then we found out Little Dub was… Continue reading Johannifeuer auf der Vorderkaiserfeldenhütte

day trips

Christkindlmarkt auf der Glentleiten

A christmas market at the upper-bavarian farmhouse museum As a kid, once a year my parents would take my brother and me on a “Germany-vacation” exploring one of Germany’s 16 Bundesländer at a time (though we only made it through Sachsen, Hamburg, Thüringen and Schleswig-Holstein). In retrospect I’m not sure whether we actually dreaded those… Continue reading Christkindlmarkt auf der Glentleiten

day trips · restaurants & cafés

Spring breaking through

Spring is here. It came with such force that it made all those poems that talk about spring’s innocence and its soft awakening seem like a foolish, romanticising joke. Spring had it easy this year. Barely any snow cover that those first gentle flower heads needed to break through. Throughout Febuary temperatures never really dropped… Continue reading Spring breaking through