The Deuter Kid Comfort II is a popular child carrier backpack. I bought it as soon as Otto could sit up on his own and used it on three hikes before he turned one, folowed by seven hikes or so after Otto was 18 months plus. In addition we’ve used the carrier during two skiing holidays […]

I love hiking. I love time spent outdoors, the quiet and calm of remote mountains, the challenge to keep on persuing your hike’s goal in the face of this silent steadiness. While this description might be more appropriate for longer treks then the kind of hikes you can go on with a baby, I knew […]

At the beginning of September we were back in the Kitzbüheler Alps for another hiking weekend. We decided to go back to the Spertental for a hike to one of the local Alms. As we were hiking with our friends Tanja and Daniel and their one year old daughter Nelly, who was about to give […]

At the end of July I discovered a great new hiking destination just a stone’s throw from Munich – the Großer Ahornboden in Karwendel. I had a go at a couple of routes around Lamsenjochhütte and enjoyed spectacular views of the rocky peaks and deep valleys surrounding it.

If you are visiting Munich and really want to get a feel for the city, you have to leave it for a trip to the Alps. Practically everyone in Munich owns a pair of hiking boots and going hiking in the nearby Alps is part and parcel of what it means to live in Munich. […]

Men in highly ornate traditional Bavarian dress

The Oktoberfest is upon us. As of 12 o’clock yesterday, the largest beer festival in the world is in full swing. It’s first hungover victims are struggling through the day. Here are six hikes close to Munich for anyone brave enough to undergo such radical hangover therapy.

This hike from Hintersteiner See to Walleralm and Kreuzbichl has it all: a lake, a summit and an Alpine hut and it takes just two hours. A perfect route for a hike with a toddler on your back.

This year’s summer holiday has taken us to the Julian Alps in Slovenia. High above lake Bohinj, we’ve come across a relatively easy hike with great views of the lake and surrounding summits including the Triglav. All in all under four hours of great views doable with a toddler in a baby carrier.