From Oldenzaal to Hengelo

Hiking in Holland The Handelsweg from Oldenzaal to Hengelo The Marskramerpad (or Handelsweg) stage from Oldenzaal to Hengelo was our first ever hike in the Netherlands – we had been to Holland before, but, to be honest, our walks there had been urban promenades rather than “proper” hikes.

This time, however, we were fully kitted out, both of us wearing hiking boots as well as backpacks with water and supplies for an al

From Oldenzaal to Hengelo

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

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

Listen to the Song about Schoenen Muensterland Here

"Prinzipalmarkt in Muenster Germany"

Listen to the Radiolas sing Im Schoenen Muensterland

Im schoenen Muensterland

Song lyrics

(What it says, roughly)

Hier bei uns im schönen Münsterland, wo ich aufgewachsen bin, es fiel schwer hier wegzugehen und jetzt zieht es mich wieder hin, unsere Flüsse sind noch sauber, kein Ort wo man nicht schwimmen kann, wir treten gern in die Pedale, und das sieht man uns auch an. Im schönen

Listen to the Song about Schoenen Muensterland Here