24 Mar Frozen Beauty – Taking a break from reality

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When I was a child, I never really took much notice of the beauty of nature, and hiking was everything but a pleasure. However, my passion for being outdoors and exploring beautiful places got bigger and bigger over the years.

January 2021. Even though it was a new year, it didn’t feel like it. All restrictions remained, and there was no light at the end of the tunnel indicating that things would go back to normal soon.

I did some hiking on my own or with a friend during the lockdown, but I was longing for a change of scenery. On a grey and misty winter day, my cousin Sophie wanted to show me a place nearby I had never been before: Altenburgturm – a modern tower structure on top of a beautiful wooded area. Despite our scepticism regarding the weather, we headed out for an adventure.

Sophie and I hadn’t seen each other often during the lockdown, not even for Christmas or New Year‘s Eve. We had a lot to catching up to do, and we were looking forward to spending the day together.

As soon as we got out of the car, the freezing wind hit us. But it couldn’t stop us. When we turned the corner and stepped out of the trees, we were stunned by the sight of this man-made structure over-towering everything yet blending in perfectly.

While walking up the steep incline, we were in awe of the giant structure that was so

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