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Back to Ribeauvillé

Last year, our friend Dietmar introduced us to the fabulous castle ruins in Ribeauvillé, France (about one hour from Freiburg).  There are three ruins built on the side of the hills, and you can hike to all three of them.  It is truly one of the most spectacular hikes in this area.  Bridget, Dave, Finn […]

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First castle ruins of the year: Hohenhewen

We didn’t waste any time finding some castle ruins to explore.  These ruins are called Hohenhewen and are near Engen.  They are on top of a dormant volcano like the ruins of Hohentwiel.  Highlights included some ponies on the way up and a great view from the intact castle tower.

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Hohentwiel ruins

Castle ruins really, truly are one of the best hiking destinations for our little family. Kai is now a fully enthusiastic participant in these adventures.  The Hohentwiel ruins are located just outside of Singen, about 75 minutes south of Freiburg.  They are fantastic–the best ones we have seen so far.  It is quite a hike […]

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