On the Trail of Giant Tippulus

Today, I ascended the “Tippelsberg”, a hill in my hometown Bochum, Germany. On its summit, you can overlook almost the whole Ruhr area, even though the mountain is only 150 meters above sea level and approximately 50 meters above the surrounding area. The weather was awesome, but also quite windy. The air was fresh and lively. I often go there to learn, read or relax. I enjoy the Tippelsberg’s naturalness. … More On the Trail of Giant Tippulus

Developing an Everyday Eco-Consciousness

Today, I want to publish a blog entry about sustainable practices in everyday life. I’m afraid, many people disregard that “individual social responsibility” is just as constitutive of sustainable development as “corporate social responsibility” (aka another stale buzzword). The latter, CSR, is rightly in the center of the debate of sustainable development, but the former should not be disregarded. … More Developing an Everyday Eco-Consciousness

Meeting New Friends and Chancellor Bismarck

Today, I spent the afternoon with my nephew in Bochum’s city park. At first, that might not sound very exciting, but we got to meet some super cool residents of said park. We took some photos of our new friends and also local places of interest and art, such as the “Bismarckturm”, celebrity frog “Fridolin”, “Jungmädchenbrunnen” and a massive fire bowl – rivaling the Olympian one. … More Meeting New Friends and Chancellor Bismarck

A Throwback To Medieval Times

Today, I wanted some knight and dark age feeling so I went hiking to a magnificent water castle and a fortress both in Hattingen, NRW. The water castle and the fortress lie fairly close together, around 2-3 km distance, but I took the slightly longer trail, because of its great outlook: rougly 5-6 km. So all in all it was a nice postprandial hike through the woods. The weather and view was fantastic, but, please, lean back and see for yourself. Enjoy. … More A Throwback To Medieval Times