We found a cozy little place right by the river in the Altmuehltal, a beautiful valley with many, many possibilities for outdoor activities. Our place brews its own beer, so first of all we just enjoyed the culinary choices. I've never had red beer before and it was accompanied by a "brewer's burger". Then we …

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Essen / Ruhrgebiet

The Ruhrgebiet, Germany's former hotspot for coal mining and heavy steel industry, is not primarily known for its lovely green landscape. Nevertheless, we had a weekend planned here with friends to go hiking. The whole area has changed a lot in recent years. Most of the mines have been closed down, many sites today have …

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