Eggishorn – Aletsch glacier

Since seeing the Matterhorn was a must do on our Switzerland bucket list and the weather forecast was looking great we left Interlaken on 11th September. As we anyhow drove by the Aletsch glacier region again, we decided to give the Eggishorn via ferrata a try on our way to Täsch. The Eggishorn belongs to…

Quick stop at Interlaken

The weather in Zermatt was not optimal so we decided to take an interim break at Interlaken to have a rest day. We stayed one night at TCS Camping Interlaken directly next to the river Aare. And once more directly next to the railway and in addition to that next to the mooring point for…

Lauterbrunnen – Cycling along the Eiger Northface

The next planned stop in Switzerland was Lauterbrunnen, calling itself the real home of the hobbit, we stayed here from 8th to 10th September. In 1911, the 19-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien hikes through the Swiss Alps – and of course through the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its steep rockfaces and waterfalls. Hardly anyone knows that he found…

Eat Riederalp Sleep Repeat

It’s finally time for another camper van adventure that we kicked off with another stay with my former HP colleagues and their wives at Riederalp on 6th September 2019. We are on the road for the next 3 weeks with the goal to explore famous swiss mountain sides and where ever the weather and road…

Northern Black Forest Hut hiking tour (Unterstmatt)

In June, we went for another longer hike in the Northern Black Forest. The route was once more retrieved via outdooractive.com. We took the camper van for a stormy night out on a parking lot in Unterstmatt where the route started. Unterstmatt is not a town but a group of houses along the Black Forest…

Premium Hiking Path “Teufelsmühle” in Bad Herrenalb

While preparing for another longer hiking & cycling vacation in September, we did another beautiful hiking tour in the Nothern Black Forest in Bad Herrenalb. This time the GPS track from outdooractive.com worked perfectly fine. Bad Herrenalb can be reached by train (S-Bahn) or of course by car. It’s located 15 km east of Baden-Baden, and 22 km…

Extended weekend at Dockweiler (Vulkaneifel)

For our first extended trip with the camper van we decided to visit the Vulkaneifel in the upper West of Germany.Wikipedia mentions that it is the least densely populated district in that state and the fourth most sparsely populated district in Germany, and yes Wikipedia, this is in deed a perceptible fact. The chosen campsite…

Our camper van enhancements

After the 3 1/2 weeks last summer, we decided that camper van vacation is absolutely the right thing for us. So when having found a good offer last autumn, we bought a Westfalia Columbus 540 D. Due to its length, the van can still be used as daily driver but offers all comfort of a…

Der Teinacher

What can be better than spending your one day honeymoon in your own camper van and go for a hike with best weather conditions on a holiday? I’d say nothing :-). 1st May is a public holiday, so we decided yesterday to spend a night in the camper van in Bad Teinach (parking space at…

A weekend at Riederalp

Getting there … I really feel blessed having made such good relationships with so many colleagues during my career. It is always nice to keep in touch – even if it is not on a regular basis. I spent quite some time working for an account located in Switzerland, this is where I met the…