Hiking around Hoerdt and the Rhein River in Germany in January 2022

In the third year of the crisis and in early January 2022, we finally went on a little hike again. The route was again around 16 km and this time took us along the upper Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. Actually, January is pretty much the worst time of year to be outside, but still better than being inside when the weather is reasonably good, that is when it’s not raining.

The temperature was also hovering around freezing and we were again pretty much the only people out on Saturday. In the end we moved around the forests and bats and along the Rhine near Hördt in Germany in Rheinland Pfalz.

Hördt is a small village located in the southwestern region of Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is situated in the district of Bad Dürkheim and is known for its picturesque landscapes, charming architecture and its wine-making tradition.

Hördt is situated in the heart of the Palatinate wine region, known for its high-quality wines and picturesque vineyards. The village is surrounded by rolling hills covered with vineyards, which are particularly beautiful during the autumn when the grapes are ripening. Visitors can tour the vineyards and taste the wines at the local wineries.

The village is also known for its charming architecture, with many buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The village’s old quarter, known as the “Altstadt”, is lined with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, creating a charming and authentic atmosphere. The village’s most famous landmark is the St. Martin’s Church, a beautiful Romanesque church dating back to the 12th century.

Hördt is also known for its delicious local cuisine, particularly its wines and traditional dishes such as “Palatinate Saumagen”, a dish of pork and potatoes, and “Palatinate Leberknödel”, a dish of liver dumplings.

Hördt is a charming and picturesque village located in the southwestern region of Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Its beautiful landscapes, charming architecture, rich wine-making tradition, and delicious local cuisine make it a popular destination for visitors. Its location in the heart of the Palatinate wine region and its proximity to other charming towns and villages make it a great place to visit and explore.