In May, we will be going to Germany, staying in Mechernich, which is, according to my maps, near both the Eifel Park and at least part of the Rheinsteig trail (the Bonn end).
My biggest problem is being able to find books about hiking there in English. I was able to get a brochure about the Rheinsteig off of the Internet in both languages, but it appears that all of the details are available only in German.
Not that I'm complaining, of course (because that wouldn't be fair! - there's not a lot of German books in Canada!) - but my question is: when I get through the Rocket German course, will I be able to at least understand part of the German hiking books? Or should I get the books ahead of time, and start to painstakingly translate them by hand (I hope not!!).
Also, by any chance, do you know any hiker we could chat with from that area?