This is a short description of my 2018 hiking project in English and I apologize for not having translated the rest of the more than 100 blog articles. They are only available in German.
In 2014, when I was telling my friends that I would go the Camino (St. James Way) from Saint-Jean-pied-de-Port at the foot of the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela near the West Coast of Spain, many of them thought that I was a little crazy. In March and April that year I walked the complete Spanish part of the Camino with about 800 kilometers (500 miles) in 31 days and it was wonderful.
On my way home from Spain I knew that I would come back one day. In 2016 I thought that it would be a nice challenge to walk from my home town Freudenstadt in southwestern Germany to the phenomenal cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Just like in the middle ages, where the people started their pilgrimage at their front door. Later that year I spent hours and hours with studying maps and thinking of walking through the Black Forest, crossing the river Rhine and France on the way to the Spanish Border.