Romy von Etappen-Wandern

About Romy von Etappen-Wandern

Ich bin Romy vom Blog Etappen-Wandern, offizielle komoot-Botschafterin und bergliebende Flachländerin, Gemeinsam mit meiner Münsterländer-Hündin Lotte streife ich am liebsten zu Fuß durch die Alpen. Hüttentouren, Fern- und Weitwanderwege gehören sozusagen zu meinen Spezialitäten. Auf meinem Blog bereite ich meine Touren so auf, dass man sie (auch mit Hund) nachwandern kann. Also kommt mit mir auf meine Rucksack-Wanderungen durch Europa, in die Alpen und Deutschland. Von Ort zu Ort, Hütte zu Hütte, vom Sonnenschein in den Schnee, vom Flachland auf hohe Gipfel ...

Distance travelled

1,365 mi

Time in motion

448:24 h

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  1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went mountaineering.

    a day ago

    9.03 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      I actually forgot how exhausting a first day of trekking can be 😅. The heavy backpack, which so influences the balance, hits hard on the realization that alpine hiking cannot be trained in low mountain ranges. I had also forgotten how breathtakingly beautiful it is when you finally pass the tree line and hear the first marmots whistling 😍 after endless torture (in my case also topped by blisters on my feet).That was a first day with a few pitfalls, because the map material is contradictory and there are hardly any signposts. In addition, it is much drier than expected, all rivers have already dried up. When I was already thinking that I would have to get down again, I was able to fill a trickle with water. However, the last meters of altitude with the additional luggage were really tough, especially since the way was suddenly gone 😵‍💫. But we still made it to a grassy hill and sleep safely like marmots today. Despite all of this, it feels good to be on the road again 😊

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      • about 22 hours ago

  2. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    2 days ago

    Ko, Weltenbummler... and 182 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      Oh, it's good to see mountains again 😍. This small fleet round just had to be after I reached the starting point of my trek today. I also wanted to take a look at the mountains that I will be hiking through for the next few days. That made me feel a little better, because I've never started an Alpine tour that badly prepared ...

      I actually wanted to return to the Sentiero della Pace for a few days and then join the TransLagorai. But the snowy winter is still too present in the high mountains. So I rescheduled a few days ago. Whereby "planned" actually means that I built a nice round with @komoot. The rest? Well, I don't know. I didn't research whether the huts are open. I have not planned any individual stages, but just run as long as feet and paws can carry us. I'm not even sure if I'll get through because of the snow conditions. I only tried to keep the route below 2000 meters (but I didn't succeed too) and to plan it along the south side as much as possible.

      Somehow, staying in the comfort zone in the last few months triggered a certain insecurity in me, which almost took away the joy of this tour. But then I said to myself: take it as it comes. If I can't get through the snow, I'll go back. If I can't find a hut that's open, I'll go into the tent. If it's not nice here (probably super in the Alps 😂), I look at the little flowers along the way. The main thing is that I get out of this rut and into adventure mode. That's why I have everything with me to be self-sufficient for a week.

      Oh yes, you can find me somewhere between Lake Como and Lake Garda. In the Bergamasque Alps. Never heard? Neither do I. 😅

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      • 2 days ago

  3. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    6 days ago

    8.56 mi
    2.6 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,500 ft
    Steffi, Detlef Nordengrün and 276 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      Yes, I can also do short hikes 😂. However, I spent the whole weekend in the southern Harz and did a good lap yesterday. We spontaneously felt like camping and chose a really cute place by the lake. Today we had our final round near Wieda. A tour without special highlights but with a lot of beautiful nature and mostly on small, narrow paths all by yourself - and with lots of nettles.I think so, the southern Harz is completely underestimated. Most of the nature is quite intact, there is also a steep ascent and not as much going on as in the Bodetal or near the Brock.

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      • 6 days ago

  4. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    June 3, 2021

    17.3 mi
    2.6 mph
    2,275 ft
    1,700 ft
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      Hard to believe, but today has topped everything again. The plan was to cross the Ith lengthways. After a super relaxing night in my log cabin, hiking on stages felt really good again. The way - a dream. Only the very close observer can see the difference to the forests the day before. The path leads us through the nature reserve: fallen trees remain in the forest, it no longer looks so tidy, but all the more lively. The forest floor is littered with blooming wild garlic, it must be a million plants, I've never seen anything like it. The cliffs are now getting bigger, the path narrower and more adventurous. Lotte and I really pick up speed on the ridge path: Here we crouch under branches, there we hop over a tree trunk, there is a curse on the nettles and there we stumble over a stone. What a joy to hike here.But it is also very humid, so that the 27 kilometers demand a lot from us. Especially since a thunderstorm is announced in the distance in the early afternoon. Have you ever noticed how dead quiet it is in the forest just before the thunderstorm? I can take a look at a clear spot. I'm pretty sure the thunderstorm will only graze us and hit the northern Ith more closely. We therefore do not descend, but reach a targeted refuge just in time for the start. Since Lotte is so terrified of thunderstorms, we stay here for an hour before we cover the last kilometers in the nudibranch slalom and past huge cliffs on this great path.Again the most important at a glance:👉 Weg is located southwest of Hanover in the Weser Uplands
      👉 80 kilometers
      👉 3-7 stages
      👉 Level: medium
      👉 Overnight stays: hotels, huts (Naturfreundehaus) or tent sites
      👉 Paths: mostly small paths, sometimes a gravel path
      👉 Fun factor: 💯
      And I have collected all tours again in one collection: komoot.de/collection/1193415/-ith-hils-weg-ein-stueck-unberuehre-natur-im-norden-deutschlands

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      • June 3, 2021

  5. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    June 2, 2021

    14.9 mi
    3.0 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,750 ft
    Niels Lauenroth, Monika 🚲🐾🥾 and 309 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      This morning we needed something to get going. However, we had no other choice, because at first the path only knew one direction: uphill 😅. Arrived at the top of the Duinger Berg, an extra long ridge hike awaited us, fine views peeked out from between the trees. The view was finally clear on the Leinebergland balcony. I always like that for an overview. I saw the seven mountains (you remember ?!) and the Hildesheim forest.The second part went up to the Thüster Berg, another elevation around 400 meters. The whole day the Ith-Hils-Weg led beautifully shady through old beech forests, which is really a pleasure. And really impressive when they tower up to 30 meters next to you. At the Lönsturm I already set my sights on my goal of the day, the Naturfreundehaus in Lauenstein, before a couple of impressive cliffs surprised me again. A little gem this way! However, the transition to the Ith was then quite hot 🥵 - but this cute log cabin I sleep in tonight is so lovely 😍.

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      • June 2, 2021

  6. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    June 1, 2021

    14.2 mi
    2.7 mph
    1,725 ft
    2,475 ft
    Sven, Kiwi and 384 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      At last! After seven and a half months, I shouldered my trekking backpack again today. What a great feeling! How I missed that! Although the backpack felt really heavy 😂.Yes, they still exist, the lonely, quiet long-distance hiking trails on which no one will meet you and only the cracking of the small branches under your hiking boots and the chirping of birds can be heard. And what else can the Ith-Hils-Weg do? Pure sunshine, grown and intact forests 🌳🌲 🌳, really great cliffs and every now and then very fine views. Every now and then a deer jumps across the path - simply wonderful.Wandering dog Lotte and I quickly find our rhythm - I grin the whole time because the old lady 🐕 is dodging in advance and shows no signs of tiredness. At home it is different - the change of scenery to the color lush green is really good for us at the moment. I guess that's called life!

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      • June 1, 2021

  7. kschumec, 🌍Toschi🐢🐌 and 445 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      No, I didn't see the seven dwarfs today and neither did Snow White - but this spring mood was a bit like a fairy tale. This small mountain range between Hanover and Hildesheim is another gem in the region. So many colorful flowers, large fields of wild garlic and this lush green - just great. Somehow it was also logical that I had to take all seven mountains with me in case anyone was wondering about the strange track. But it was not always clear exactly where the respective summit actually was. Sometimes we even went down to the summit. Sounds strange, but that's how it is. If you like it a little shorter, you can connect the two mountains Hohe Tafel and Himmelberg - thanks to the large observation towers, you have a fine view of both. Even down to the chunks. You can actually save the rest. It was nice anyway and we scraped together a few meters in altitude. Not to mention this beautiful deciduous forest.Actually I wanted to show you pictures from the Wetterstein Mountains this weekend. But my 18-year-old cat, which I took from the shelter when I was a little kitten, is weak. She shouldn't go that last way alone. So for me it means to keep waiting and: You have to walk over seven mountains if you can see the Alps 😂 - or something like that. Karat & Co. already knew that. The only question is how often 😬.And here are the seven mountains:Hörzen (365.3 m)
      High table (approx. 395 m)
      Saalberg (approx. 317.0 m)
      Ostenberg (300 to 320 m)
      Lauensberg (333.4 m)
      Heimberg (319 m)
      Himmelberg (307.5 m)

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      • May 24, 2021

  8. Martina S., Weltenbummler... and 404 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      ... and soooo happens to have hiking clothes with you. 😂 I just couldn't resist today and left the autobahn where I had wanted to go for a long time, to Halberstadt to the Klusfelsen. And what a tour that was, more precisely in the Harz foreland! Is that really still Harz or is it already the Elbe Sandstone Mountains? These sandstone rocks are really impressive and in the second part of the tour there were always fine cliffs to marvel at (and climb).But it is also part of the truth that we marched past the asylum center behind Halberstadt and gave me goose bumps. Located at the A *** of the world and nicely fenced in with barbed wire, that's what I call successful integration. It gets really scary when you realize that the Langenstein-Zwieberge concentration camp was just a few hundred meters away. I'll leave it like that.Back to the hike, which in addition to the great cliffs also had super beautiful hiking trails. Sure, the view is not phenomenal at these heights, but it still has something to look out over the golden rapeseed fields. A really recommendable round in which the head was really ventilated thanks to the storm and also the rain did not bother at the end.

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      • May 5, 2021

  9. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    April 21, 2021

    12.1 mi
    3.1 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,800 ft
    Siggi, Nicole 🥾 and 439 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      Today we have taken on the small Süntel ridge, which is still behind the Deister from Hanover. Perfect spring weather, sometimes without hail, but full of sunshine. To get to the ridge, we first climbed a few meters of altitude on narrow paths and then turned onto the Weserberglandweg. With the Hohenstein there was the most beautiful vantage point right at the beginning.While the old beech trees have so far only been a barely recognizable, delicate green, spring is already really coming through on the forest floor. Lush green wild garlic fields alternate with carpets full of yellow and white wood anemones, in between there are larch spur, bluebells and liverworts, no not isolated, but large, colorful and beautiful. It's the return of the colors I've been waiting for so long. It didn't bother me that the paths were way too developed for my taste. Sure, while I'm here, I also had to go to the highest point, the Hohe Egge with the Süntelturm. After all, she manages to reach 440 m 😅.

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      • April 21, 2021

  10. Romy von Etappen-Wandern went for a hike.

    April 14, 2021

    8.48 mi
    3.1 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Siggi, Jansi and 384 others like this.
    1. Romy von Etappen-Wandern

      Today Lotte and I went for a long walk in the Leinetal between Hanover and Hildesheim. Incidentally, the hail as well and it hit us twice 😅. But there was also quite a bit of sun on our way to Marienburg. I really like to hike along the curves of a natural river and the stately Marienburg Castle is always worth a visit, even if everything is currently closed. Opening times can be found at schloss-marienburg.deBut what is also part of the truth about this hike are some industrial buildings that are not necessarily pretty to look at. Quite surprisingly, I came across a huge stock of wild garlic on Calenberg and stole a handful and had a wild garlic risotto cooked for me at home - isn't it good? Mhhhhhh 😋

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      • April 14, 2021

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