Finding Snow – Thuringia 2014

View over the Thuringian Forrest (Thüringer Wald) from the Herrenberg close to Neuhaus am Rennsteig on a winters day with snow (by Dr. Ronny Errmann)
View over the Thuringian Forrest (Thüringer Wald) from the Herrenberg close to Neuhaus am Rennsteig on a sunny winter day with snow.

It was Winter and where I lived I didn’t see much snow. But as I crave some snow every year, and checking the snow measurements of the nearby mountain area, I saw that several 100 metres higher there was a good amount of snow. So I decided to get on the train, go to the last train station (Katzhütte), and then cycle up the last 350 metres to Neuhaus am Rennsteig (at 800m). And while the whole trip to there was more like a spring day, finally, thin layers of snow appeared. I found a place to lock the bicycle, switched to winter boots, and then headed into the forest, where the above picture was taken. It was a lovely walk and so good for my mental well being.

On the way home I cycled to Rudolstadt, 600 m downhill in 40 km was another wonderful experience.

End of the cycle and beginning of the hike.
End of the cycle and beginning of the hike

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