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January 4th 2021

Fernweh“ hiking…

Due to last year’s COVID-19 pandemic which still has a firm grip on us, it hasn’t been quite responsible and later on even not possible to travel… In order to stay in touch with the Alps I have been doing some research on possible links between the Alps and the Netherlands: “If we cannot go to the Alps, then we have to bring the Alps to us!”.

Fortunately I found out that there still are many connections! Some examples are shown below – they will be turned into travel stories in the months to come:


Here stories will be posted about the course of the river Rhine from the source in the Swiss Alps to the mouthing into the North Sea. A geographical order instead of a chronological order.

Along the river Rhine – in Switzerland
In this travel report I have been remembering some moments I have spent at the banks of or on the river in Switzerland over the past years.

Arnhem: along the St. Jansbeek stream to the Lower Rhine – part 1
This travel report deals with the St. Jansbeek stream from its source in the Park Zijpendaal to the north of the city of Arnhem to the spot where the stream disappears under the railway dam.

Arnhem: along the St. Jansbeek stream to the Lower Rhine – part 2
This travel report is about the St. Jansbeek stream from the point where it disappears underneath the railway dam and flows through the city centre to the LowerRhine

The Dutch “mountains”

The long distance hike “Dutch Mountain Trail” in the South of the Province of Limburg