48., 49. & 50. At home!

Now I’m back at my normal home. Tübingen! Good thing that a construction site was greeting me so nice. Tübingen is the city of construction sites. A wonderful city that is pretending a bit ecologically , but it is “no cycling city” (that says our local local newspaper recently, called “Schwäbisches Tagblatt”). I write these […]

44., 45., 46., & 47. From Trieste to the Al...

Well. That was tough. 3000 height meters per day I covered the last three days. Hence 9000 meters. The hardest mountain was the Marienberg near to Biberwier. This is actually a trail, so completely unsuitable for cycling. Parts were with 30 percent slope. My bike navigation device has brought me there thankfully. I think I […]

43. Ljubljana and almost at home

Never Slovenia felt so like home (strange, then I was the first time there). Now I’m at 4562 kilometers. Still 6 stages up to Tubingen. Rather viewed 7 stages, I again have to drive from Tübingen-Lustnau to my pup meeting “Our chicken”. So there will be clearly over 5000 km, if I’ll achieve the last […]

41. & 42. Balkan Route

Now I’m in Zagreb and apart from that I have birthday. So I want to make me a gift and take the train from Zagreb to Ljubljana. I have this freedom and am under no competitive pressure. It is unimportant to me, if I sometimes don’t ride a part of the tour by bicycle. Between […]

39. & 40. Oh yeah, the Austrians

Say: If your surname would be Hutter, would your call your child then “Adolf”? So, I would not call my child Adolf, but rather Rudolf. Or maybe Uwe. Vienna – Steinhaus am Semmering 114 Km Steinhaus am Semmering – Paldau 106 Km

38. Vienna, please destroy the FPÖ

It is strange. I cannot imagine that in this cosmopolitan city actually there had been almost a FPÖ-mayor. That does not fit. The city is much better organized than Berlin. For example the traffic. It’s fun to ride by bike through Vienna. The city is also known for its social housing and also Austria has […]

34., 35., 36. & 37. Eastern Europe etc.

Eastern Europe is forgotten in many cases when one thinks of Europe. Many people in my country also know it too bad. The reason for that is, of course, the fact that it was once the Eastern bloc. Traditionally one goes on vacation to France, Italy or Spain. The iron curtain exists still in our minds. […]

30., 31., 32. & 33. Calais – Berlin – Bresl...

My feeling is that there is too little communication in Europe at the level of ordinary people. When I am in Berlin and drive through alternative residential area, I think that people there do not know how the world looks 200 km next in Poland or just 100 kilometers far away in Frankfurt/Oder. Or as […]

28. & 29. To Eastern Europe

For me, Eastern Europe still begins in East Germany. In this respect, I have reached the border to Eastern Europe today in overcoming Lower Saxony to Saxony-Anhalt. The mentality is there just different. I do not mean this in a bad sense. But for a Württembergian like me it is normal to have more to […]

24., 25., 26. & 27. Goodbye Netherlands

Somehow I have no time to write every day. It is flat and in the evening I communicate with my hosts very much. How from 100 to 100 kilometers everything changes! Europe has so much culture and must preserve it. But when you want to preserve the ramifications of culture, one can not simplistically act […]