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Great Ocean Walk – Apollo Bay to Castle Cove

On the first weekend in Melbourne, I took the train and bus to Apollo Bay (3.5h) to do the first half of the Great Ocean Walk to Castle Cove. Since finding a room was so much easier than expected and work had not really started yet, I spontaneously decided to do this trip. I even got a registration for the first night to camp at Elliot Ridge just one day in advance, despite the long Melbourne’s Cup weekend (Tuesday off) and the advice to book those hike-in campsites at least two weeks earlier. Day 1 I arrived in Apollo Bay

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Hiking the Karlsruher Grat

Next to the village of Ottenhöfen starts the trail towards the Karlsruher Grat in the Black Forest. The surrounding peaks were still covered in mist when we approached the trail head right next to a stone pit. Luckily, it cleared up pretty much for the day once we started the hike. The trail ascents at Edelfrauengrab alongside a little creek with plenty of beautiful waterfalls. Shortly before the ridge, a self-service bar has been set up with a wide variety of local Schnapps. Being on the way up, we resisted the temptations of specialties such as Topinambur- and Blutwurzschnapps and

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