See this week’s European Volksmarch schedule.

As the fliers and e-mails come in, we have updated our list of interesting volksmarches. Here are a few more walks to add to your calendars:

• March 29: Daylight Saving Time starts at 1 a.m. Don’t be late for your Sunday walk as we "spring ahead" by an hour. You’ll get your hour back on Oct. 25.

• March 29: Veneto to Treviso, Italy, marathon. Sign-ups end March 9. For more information in both Italian and English, visit But hurry.

• April 4: Soultz, France. Close to the town of Soufflenheim, which is noted for its pottery. The Heidelberg International Wandering Club is planning a bus trip to the walk, followed by a trip to Soufflenheim.

If you want to go with the HIWC, contact the club before March 9. E-mail trip co-captain Christina at or call her at (+49) (0)6223-865063. You can also contact Elke at or phone her at (+49) (0)6222-772933. Hurry up on this one, the cut-off date is almost here.

• April 25: The Heidelberg Kiddie Volksmarch. This is a five-kilometer walk hosted by the HIWC designed to get kids involved in volksmarching. If you want more information, or have any old volksmarch awards that you would like to donate for this event, contact Rob Floyd at

• April 30: Landgraff, Netherlands. This is one of our favorite walks, as it winds along the Dutch-German border and goes past Schloss Rimburg.

• May 1 and 2: Reinsfeld, Germany. Located about 30 kilometers south of Trier, the village of Reinsfeld lies in the middle of the Saar Hunsrück nature reserve. On Saturday, May 2, the HIWC is again sponsoring a bus to this walk, with a follow-on visit to the nearby town of Mettlach, which has several factory outlets, including Villeroy & Bosch and Lands’ End.

The deadline for signing up for this bus trip is March 29. The trip co-captains are Christina and Elke, whose contact information is listed above.

• May 17: St. Odiliënberg, Netherlands. This is the very popular Aspergeswandeltocht. Route distances range from six to 42 kilometers.

• May 21: Margraten, Netherlands.

• June 1: St. Odiliënberg, Netherlands. This is the first night of a 13-week summer evening walking series.

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The Ansbach German-American Wanderclub invites everyone to participate in their annual Ansbach Community German-American Friendship Volksmarch this weekend. The trails are five, 10 and 20 kilometers long and you can start between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days, finishing by 5 p.m. B-medals will be available while quantities last. The five largest military units from the Ansbach area that participate will receive a group prize.

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Miscellaneous short notes about this week’s events:

• A popular event each year in the Kaiserslautern, Germany, locale is the one in Queidersbach. Only B medals are available, while quantities last, but perhaps you can get one of their leftover Weizenbier glasses from a couple of years ago.

• Again this year, the German towns of Lauterbach and Lauterach have decided to have their walks on the same weekend. They are about 200 miles apart, so make sure you’re heading toward the right one.

Notes from Clark Soeldner, our Italian walking expert:

• The start for the walk in Ca di Cozzi Villa Monga is off via Trento, just west of the hospital in Borgo Trento, on the north side of Verona. The name of the walk is "The Three Hills," so expect some grades.

E-mail volksmarch information to Mail brochures to Bob and Lorraine Huffaker, CMR 460, Box 278, APO, AE, 09752.

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