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Downtown the world famous spa resort of Baden-Baden

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hiking through "Hell"


Do you like hiking? Walking- whatever you call it. In Germany you are in the right place for it. I like forests and waterfalls as well as scenic landscapes as you can tell from my photos. As long as it is not too strenuous to get there.
The climb to Gaishoelle took us by surprise. Gais means goat and Hoelle means hell. In the old days, when there was no path cut out, humans had to jump like a goat across the gorges and that meant hell for many. Hence the name.

It didn't look that hard on the map: 800 m aren't that long, The path was well prepared and maintained; 15 bridges and steps helped the hiker to conquer the difference in altitude.


Funnily enough, all the people coming down that we encountered were all smiles or whistling. Locations like this tell immediately how fit you are are or not...

In spite of the early afternoon heat, the forest provided fresh and cool air. The occasional bench helped, too. The path didn't actually take us to the spring of this waterfall. We felt a little cheated, but we were rewarded with magnificent views and an excellent restaurant offering the well-earned refreshments...and Black Forest Gateau. Hotel and restaurant Bischenberg made its own chocolates by hand and had a full menu to choose from over 50 varieties of chocolates. Their flavors read like descriptions of wines, here's my choice for example, Nr. 18: Queen's Magic: Finest white chocolate, infused with aromas of fruity raspberries and rose petals seduce your palate. A touch of summer tenderly caresses your soul; delicious and simply delivering happiness. Full of natural antioxidants and gluten-free. Quite a mouth full.


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