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About Philipp Hesse

Ne echt kölsche Jung und komoot editor - geboren und aufgewachsen inmitten der Domstadt zog es mich schon immer raus ins Grüne. Meistens bin ich mit Rad oder zu Fuß unterwegs. Erleben und Abenteuer sind mir dabei wichtiger als Geschwindigkeit oder Rekorde. Mit Tagesetappen von Rheinsteig, Eifelsteig und Rothaarsteig begann die Wanderleidenschaft bei mir, dann wagte ich eine Alpenüberquerung auf dem E5. Seitdem sind jedes Jahr ein bis zwei Hüttentouren in den Alpen Pflicht. Der lykische Weg entlang der türkischen Riviera und der Korfu-Trail waren bislang meine weitesten Strecken als Wanderer. Als Radler mag ich Touren von 2-3 Tagen am liebsten. Von Köln ans Meer oder im Dreieck nach Holland, Belgien und zurück sind kleine und erholsame Abwechslungen zum Alltag. Meine längste Tour führte mich über 10 Tage von Köln mit dem Rad bis nach Prag. Immer wieder hatte ich das Glück meine Leidenschaft fürs Wandern und Radeln auch beruflich umsetzen zu dürfen. Für den WDR betreute ich die Sendungen "Stratmann wandert" mit Ludger Stratmann und "Lust auf Wandern" mit Marco Schreyl als Redakteur. Für komoot erstelle ich redaktionelle Collections und teile sie mit der Community. Ich bin immer offen und dankbar für Tipps, Fragen und Anmerkungen. Schreibt mir gerne, wenn euch etwas auffällt, euch eine Tour einfach nur gut gefallen hat oder ihr den sensationellen neuen Trail entdeckt habt, den ihr mit unbedingt empfehlen wollt.Nebenbei mach ich leidenschaftliche gerne Fotos. Natürlich auch meist draußen, viel Landschaft und ein paar Tiere. Schaut mal rein, wenn ihr wollt:

Distance travelled

1,876 mi

Time in motion

261:27 h

Personal Collections
Recent Activity
  1. Philipp Hesse went for a hike.

    September 20, 2023

    Walderlebnispfad Meggenthal

    2.59 mi
    2.7 mph
    50 ft
    25 ft
    Marc, Tomek K. 🥾🐕🚲, and 7 others like this.
    1. Philipp Hesse

      I stumbled across the forest adventure trail on a bike tour. Today I was able to walk the entire small circuit and I'm thrilled: with a lot of love and good ideas, the creators have created a varied path that should be equally interesting for children and adults.


      At nine stations you will learn a lot

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      September 20, 2023
  2. Philipp Hesse went for a hike.

    September 16, 2023

    3.64 mi
    3.0 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Michael Hofmann, Peter 😎, and 23 others like this.
    1. In September they slowly fly south again, the cranes. From Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, most of the giant birds migrate via Germany to North Africa and Spain.


      There are three large rest areas in Germany for the crane migration. One of these is the Linumer Teich in the Rhin-Havelluch bird sanctuary

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      September 17, 2023
  3. Philipp Hesse went for a hike.

    September 14, 2023

    Peter 😎, Nuria, and 14 others like this.
    1. A varied, short circular route that has a special appeal in winter.


      There is heath, moorland and mossy forests on the way. Not bad for so few kilometers.


      There are even two rest areas. The highlight, the elaborate bird watching hut, has its best time in spring, when the capercaillies fight for courtship

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      September 14, 2023
  4. Philipp Hesse went for a hike.

    September 14, 2023

    Peter 😎, Grete & Johann, and 8 others like this.
    1. Warm up a bit before swimming - the small group was perfect for that.


      A special highlight: I not only saw the black stork on the information board, but also lifelike on the tree. Really great experience. There was never not enough for a photo.

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      September 14, 2023
  5. Philipp Hesse went on a Tour.

    September 13, 2023

    10.9 mi
    3.5 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Diana, Jule, and 18 others like this.
    1. A day without barriers, that would be a nice farewell! Today I want to go to Guslaved, which means getting out of the lakes again and back to the Nissan riverbed. Eight kilometers as the crow flies, more like 16 kilometers by river. This is how much the Nissan meanders through Sweden.


      But I notice right

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      September 13, 2023
  6. Philipp Hesse went on a Tour.

    September 12, 2023

    Sonja🌿, Marc, and 12 others like this.
    1. Keeping the ball flat was the motto today. Immediately after 500 meters the first official portage came. Dozens of signs showed the way, because: this portage leads directly over a golf course 😜


      I felt like I was missing something out of place, so unshaven in my merino clothes and sandals. A golf cart

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      September 12, 2023
  7. Philipp Hesse went on a Tour.

    September 11, 2023

    Juju, Marc, and 17 others like this.
    1. Yesterday I started at three o'clock, today I'm already at the finish at three - a beach just for me alone. But I deserved it today.


      In the meantime I have developed a great talent for avoiding river blockages. Sometimes you can still drive through the branches of a fallen tree, sometimes there is a gap

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      September 11, 2023
  8. Philipp Hesse went on a Tour.

    September 10, 2023

    Rolf, Marc, and 19 others like this.
    1. I finished packing much too late. Shortly after three I was only able to put the kayak in the water and it was easy to get started: my paddle had no grip on the bank as a boarding aid. The boat drifted away, my step in the water was lost and I had no choice but to throw myself forward into the boat

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      September 10, 2023
  9. Zoe von Rambling Rocks and 13 others went on a Tour.

    September 2, 2023

    12.3 mi
    2.9 mph
    600 ft
    625 ft
    Vanessa Kopp, Nils, and 316 others like this.
    1. @Zoe von Rambling Rocks Who organizes something like that?? Really nice👍

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      September 2, 2023
  10. Philipp Hesse went for a bike ride.

    August 26, 2023

    22.6 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,250 ft
    Marc, Philipp Hesse, and 24 others like this.
    1. If you don't know your way around, follow a cycle path. And it's great how many cycle paths we have in Germany! Today the idea was to cycle to the Benediktweg and follow it a bit to the Inn-Salzach Panoramaweg. About this it should then go back towards the starting point. Where would the path lead us

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      August 26, 2023
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