When we looked at options on what to do for this weekend, we checked out the forecast and it suggested that it might be snowing again. Since we didn't really have much snow and cold weather this winter, we really like the idea of another snow day. So we decided to go somewhere, where the snow actually staying for a few hours seemed more likely than in our hometown.
The Feldberg in the Taunus Region here in Hesse seemed like a good option. We'd seen pictures of lots of snow there before, when we only had very little. It's only a 40 minute drive from where we live, so, why not?Our decision turned out to be a good one. While it was drizzling when we started driving, it got colder as soon as we got closer to the Feldberg. And it was snowing. When we got out of the car we were a bit surprised how cold it felt, but we got warmer quickly once we started the climb.
The futher we got the top of the mountain, the more people we met. Many people with kids had brought sledges and came riding down the path we walked up. Another thing that changed was the weather. By the time we got to the peak we could hardly see more than 20 meters in front of us, it was so foggy.
We almost froze off our fingers taking pictures up there, so we skipped the planned break with tea and snacks and instead walked right back down the mountain. We almost got lost on the way down, but navigated our way through the snowy forests until we finally got back to the parking lot.