The Perfect Hiking Trail

The circular walk around the moated castle of Kemnade and the medieval Blankenstein fortress ticks all the boxes of a pleasant hiking experience Some hikes are great because they focus exclusively on One Big Thing and never let you forget how magnificent that One Big Thing is: hikes through the Grand Canyon, for example, fall into this category, but so do – one level down on the scale of awesomeness – ascents of the smaller

The Perfect Hiking Trail

A Hike to a Medieval Castle Called Castle

Easy Hikes in Germany: A Medieval Castle Called Castle To wrap up this summer’s series of walks in North Rhine Westphalia – very nearly in time for Christmas, come to think of it – today’s post is dedicated to another neglected bit of the German countryside, the “Bergisches Land” in the east of NRW state.

The trail leads from the train station of Schaberg to Schloss Burg (English translation: Castle Castle), a taut

A Hike to a Medieval Castle Called Castle

Roquebrune Castle

"Roquebrune Castle in the Cote d'Azur"

Easy Hiking in the French Riviera The View from the Roquebrune Castle Life on the French Riviera has not always been sweet – at least not for everyone, not all of the time. Life was certainly not sweet for the inhabitants of Roquebrune Castle that we found (just to the east of Monaco) on one of our recent hikes.

It is an austere and charmless place, even by the standards of

Roquebrune Castle