Dahn to Karlsruhe

  • Author: Katrin
  • Created: May 8, 2018
  • Updated: May 11, 2018
Route type: Cycle path
Difficulty grade: Easy

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  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 93.25 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 18.4 km/h
  • Min altitude 103 m
  • Peak 240 m
  • Climb 335 m
  • Descent 446 m

Hills on the left, hills on the right - and I'm just cycling downhill :-)

What a beautiful day / ride:

I started early, around 8 AM, because it was suppose to get warm again. I started off through the beautiful forest of the Pfaelzer Wald and the whole first ten kilometers were going downhill on a beautiful smooth cycling road.

As always, I was a bit nervous that I have to cycle up one of this hills around me....I suppose I would have been toast if I had to - but I didn't, luckily ;-)


Almost like in Germany: bans everywhere ;-)

After about twenty kilometers I was suddenly back in France and it was so beautiful again - and not as hilly as the last time ;-)

Old (?) French mill wheel











Back at the Rhine river


Some more cycling in the sun and I was back at the Rhine river and also already close to Karlsruhe.







Finally back in the state where I was born :-)

With Karlsruhe, I visited the first city in the federal state I was born in: Baden-Württemberg.

It also means that I already completed half of the 16 German federal states. Yippieh-aye-ey..... :-D

Good thing that I'm also doing an excursion to Switzerland, otherwise my cycling would already be halfway done....which would be terrible ;-)







Palace in Karlsruhe

In Karlsruhe I arrived just in time for lunch which was good because the temperatures were already around 26°C and it wasn't getting any cooler.

After a longer search for the tourist information came the next shock about hotel / hostel prices in Karlsruhe: in the end I paid the same price as for the four-star hotel the day before (60 Euros) and got a single room at the A & O hostel/hotel where the term "hotel" is really stretched. In comparison to German hostels, not even hotels (!!!) it was far below the average (old and worn and noisy) but at least the room and the bathroom were clean.

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