PCT Permit – You need Luck with your Application

For a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail you need a permit that allows you to travel and camp on the PCT. On the website of the PCT Association (PCTA) there are many helpful tips, which only help to a limited extent during the application process.  Why it is so difficult to get a permit […]

Rheinsteig Stage 8: Koblenz – Braubach 20km

In this article I write about my eighth stage on the Rheinsteig from Koblenz through the Ruppertsklamm to Braubach. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here it goes to the stage overview and here it goes back to the seventh stage. Day: September 04. 2017 Start: 08:00 am – Campground Koblenz Goal: 04:30 […]

Rheinsteig Stage 7: Sayn – Koblenz 20km

In this article I write about my seventh stage on the Rheinsteig from Sayn to Koblenz to the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here it goes to the stage overview and here it goes back to the sixth stage. Day: September 03. 2017 Start: 08:00 am – Sayn Goal: 05:00 […]

Rheinsteig Stage 6: Rengsdorf – Sayn 15km

In this article I write about my sixth stage on the Rheinsteig from Rengsdorf to Sayn, past the Nonnenley vantage point and through many forests. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here it goes to the stage overview and here back to the fifth stage. Day: 02. September 2017 Start: 09:00 am – […]

Rheinsteig Stage 5: Leutesdorf – Rengsdorf 18km

In this article I write about my fifth stage on the Rheinsteig from Leutesdorf to Rengsdorf on which many memorial plaques to the First and Second World Wars dominate my thoughts. This even went so far that I got lost and noticed this after more than an hour. The article is part of my Rheinsteig […]

Rheinsteig Stage 4: Linz – Leutesdorf 27km

In this article I write about my fourth stage on the Rheinsteig from Linz passing Arenfels Castle until Leutesdorf. This stage should not be taken too lightly as there are many ascents and descents. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here it goes to the stage overview and here back to the third stage. […]

Rheinsteig Stage 3: Bad Honnef – Linz 17km

In this article I write about my third day on the Rheinsteig from Bad Honnef to Linz am Rhein. After I slept in the youth hostel of Bad Honnef and was able to treat my feet well, I went to Linz am Rhein today. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here it goes to […]

Rheinsteig Stage 2: Rhöndorf – Bad Honnef 12km

In this article I write about my second stage on the Rheinsteig from Rhöndorf to Bad Honnef. After a wild night with wild boars in front of my tent, my first destination for the day is the ruin of the Löwenburg. The article is part of my Rheinsteig series, here you can find the stage […]

Rheinsteig Stage 1: Bonn – Rhöndorf 23km

In this article I write about my first stage on the Rheinsteig from Bonn to Rhöndorf. I started at home in Bonn and landed in the Siebengebirge on a clearing in the forest. The highlights of the day: Wild boars in front of my tent and a creepy guy in the forest. The article is […]

Overview of all Rheinsteig Stages

The Rheinsteig is a 312 km / 194 miles long hiking trail in western Germany and can be walked northbound (from Wiesbaden to Bonn) or southbound (from Bonn to Wiesbaden). In this article you will find an overview of all stages of the Rheinsteig as I hiked it in late summer 2017. I decided to […]