During the semester break I took the time to visit family. One day we hiked to the highest mountain in the area, the Hohe Wurzel (618m) in the Taunus mountains. Unfortunately, around noon it clouded over, so once the view was amazing the view didn’t look as great. Still, the bridges over the Rhine are clearly visible. The lack of sunshine also meant that the lunch break was quite short, it was just too cold.
The elevation difference between valley and mountain of over 450m was really visible in the vegetation. While in the valley the blossoms (and flowers) started to show up in the middle of March, a little bit of snow fell over night and was still there at noon.