We all love to tell and listen to stories. When during a trip you find yourself in an old castle, you always want to hear about its past, learn how people lived here centuries ago and how old these walls are. When you return home, you cannot wait to share your story with your friends and the next moment they are already going on a journey to the same places to return with their own tales. And at the end of the week I want to share with you one of such errant stories. Together with Visit Europe, the European Institute of Cultural Routes and a group of travel-bloggers and photographers I will explore the Huguenots and Waldenses Trail in Germany and Switzerland. Our trip is going to start at the end of the week, but I am already preparing myself for it with all my worth: packing things and learning important facts about the key locations!
Just imagine: five days, two countries, eleven stops and eight people who will take photos, shoot videos, write articles and travel notes to create a joint chronicle of this trip. Do you find it interesting to learn more? Then check the blog of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, and follow tags #VisitEurope #Culturalroutes #HuguenotsWaldensiantrail on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
What are we going to tell you about? Our story will be focused on… history. We will tell you about our wanderings through the most beautiful places with a surprisingly rich past, about ancient castles and monasteries. Every point of our way is a part of a unified picture of the cultural route, but each place can tell its own unique story. Famous for its monastery of the same name, the city of Maulbronn has remained almost untouched since its foundation and it is on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Pforzheim, known as the golden city due to its famous ancient tradition of jewelery. Schaffhausen – the most northern city of Switzerland. In Calw we will learn about childhood and youth of Hermann Hesse and in Oberderdingen – about the traditions of winemaking that go deep into the past (the first mention of local vineyards was dated 1260!). We will also tell you about Hohentwiel – the largest ruined fortress in Germany that faces the majestic peaks of the Alps.
And that is only a part of what you will meet on the way :) To learn more do not forget to follow our journey on Instagram and other social networks! :)