A Nazi Monument in the Centre of the World

Day Hikes in Germany Hiking Past a Nazi Monument Considering the big shadow the Third Reich was once (and, up to a point, still is) casting over Germany, there are relatively few places in the country that can still give you a whiff of that old Nazi sulphur.

There are, specifically, only a few examples left of what you could call “Nazi architecture”. While most towns and cities still have buildings from the

A Nazi Monument in the Centre of the World

An Autumn Walk

"Muenster Castle viewed from the back"

Walking in Germany An Autumn Walk in Muenster Going out for a longer walk or a hike at this time of year can be a bit of a problem. Once you have taken into account that you sleep a little bit longer (because staying in a warm bed can be pretty tempting when it’s still dark outside), that it takes you longer to get going (than in May or June when you wake up to

An Autumn Walk

Hike Along Three Moated Castles But Don’t Mention The Siege

"Burg Gemen in Germany"

Easy hiking in Germany Hike along Three Moated Castles Borken in the extreme northwestern corner of North Rhine Westphalia is, in a way, a strange mongrel of a town: staunchly catholic, rural and conservative, it is culturally a part of the Münsterland, although in fact geographically closer to the coketowns and coal mines of the Ruhr – and more conveniently located for them, too.

The distance from Borken to Münster is 60 km,

Hike Along Three Moated Castles But Don’t Mention The Siege

A Tale of Two Piles on a Day Hike to a Moated Castle

"Haus Rueschhaus in Muensterland hiking trail"

Day hiking in Germany

 

Hiking between Two Moated Castles Is there a prettier sight than a moated castle, a stately home entirely surrounded by a body of water?

Probably not – but there are nevertheless good reasons why our forefathers did not build more of them. Moated castles were only ever constructed in areas that met three conditions.:

First, the land had to be flat. If you are

A Tale of Two Piles on a Day Hike to a Moated Castle

Muenster Is My Kind Of Town

"Muenster Germany Prinzipalmarkt"

Muenster The world record holder of backwards running is from Muenster NRW. But that is not what makes it worth a detour if you are already visiting Duesseldorf, Cologne, Bonn or Aachen. (Perhaps you’re also on an easy hike in the nearby Hermannshoehen trail?) Muenster is a charming town that is not short on historical significance.

From the Prinzipalmarkt, while having a hearty German lunch, you can look up

Muenster Is My Kind Of Town

Moated Castles and Hiking Trails

"Moated castle Burg vischering in Muensterland Germany"

Moated Castles on a Hiking Trail We’ve “explored” some of the day hiking trails in and around Muenster. Here we showcase some of the highlights Muensterland has to offer on your next hiking holiday in Germany.

More than any other German towns, Muensterland, situated in North Rhine Westphalia, boasts quite a number of moated castles (Wasserburgen). It is a region that is rather flat geographically.

 

 

 

Moated Castles and Hiking Trails

Hiking Hermannshoehen In Germany

Hermannshöhen -two old hiking trails Eggeweg and Hermannsweg knocked together to establish a single easy hiking trail in Northwest Germany.

Hiking Hermannshoehen In Germany

Through Tecklenburg On An Easy Hike

"Well preserved medieval houses in Tecklenburg Germany"

Tecklenburg .. the prettiest town along the Hermannshoehen hiking trail near the top of the trail, east of its starting point at Rheine.

The Hermannshoehen hiking trail in Northwest Germany is, in many ways, a good learning trail for first-time hikers: it is not very demanding (most of it is in the flat), there is nearly always a village near-by (with access to the public transport network) where you can break off your

Through Tecklenburg On An Easy Hike