Hike to Titisee

See Wikiloc trail here !

Up at seven thirty, breakfast at eight and we leave around nine thirty from the hotel, wearing lots of woolly layers, winter hiking pants (this is actually a thing) and rain jackets with a down bodywarmer. We studied the route on the map so we use the Wikiloc app not as a guide, but just to record our trail and show us our position. I have my camera backpack with me and my new 200 mm lens, Arne carries a new back pack (the old one was a woman’s size and too small for him) with a thermos of hot tea, three reusable bottles of water and four nut-sugar bars.

We hike past the top of the ski jumping slope and then over the Kesslerhöhe at 1015 meters, following small forest tracks. The snow is half a meter high in place, but earlier walkers have created a narrow rut of compacted snow, which we can follow without sinking in too deep. It snows occasionally and we don’t see another soul all the way down to the Titisee.

The famous Uferweg along the lakeside is a bit more busy (3 other couples) but when we get to Titisee-Ort we are amazed at the masses of Asian tourists ambling about the town. This must be pretty common, since a lot of shops advertise in some kind of Asian script as well. We have a small lunch in one of the restaurants and then hike out of town again. There is nobody around once you leave the one busy street in the center, so we assume buses drop off these tourists just for a visit to Titisee.

We hike up to the Eisweier (attention, this is Biebergebiet!) and back to the hotel on the lower slopes of the Kesslerhöhe, arriving around three o’clock. Rince, swim, sauna, dinner. We notice that other people are skipping parts of the menu and resolve to do this in the future as well, otherwise it really is just too much food. We discuss the next hike and decide to go up and around the Windeck the next day, we ask the hotel to prepare a small lunch.

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