Looking out over the rugged, peacefully beautiful landscape surrounding the former Jewish fortress of Masada in Israel, it is difficult to imagine the violence and tragedy that occurred here in the first century.
A trip to Israel takes a little more nerve than one to a less exotic place. I had signed up for one called “In the Footsteps of Christ,” and when I told others the news, I was met with frowns and disbelief from some — and envy and wonder by others.
Rauher Kulm is an easy to reach yet satisfying destination for a day trip. This basalt mountain, located in Neustadt am Kulm 20 minutes from Grafenwöhr, is a central hub for biking, walking and hiking. And at the top, you'll love the views.