Social Event: A Hike through Darmstadt’s “Stone Ocean” in the Odenwald Forest Odenwald forest is characterized by over 500 million years of geological history and diverse natural surroundings. A bus will take the PETS community and other participants from Darmstadt in the morning to the forest, where they’ll enjoy a guided hike in English around and through the famous “stone ocean” for about 3 hours. Lunch boxes will be provided. After the hike in the afternoon, the participants will gather in a traditional restaurant at the starting point for food and drinks. Around 5- 6 pm a bus will pick up the hikers at the restaurant, take them back to Darmstadt and drop them off at the original meeting point. The guided hiking route  is about 6 km in total and includes longer uphill streches. If you have any questions, please contact Verena.

Start in Darmstadt: Saturday, July 23, 9:45 am in front of the main entrance of the darmstadtium venue. The guided hiking tour will be in English and take between 3 – 3,5 hours. A lunch box with snacks & water will be provided in the morning. Nevertheless, we recommend taking an additional bottle of water with you. Please bring proper footwear & sunscreen.

After the Hike, participants will enjoy a BBQ at the Kur Alpe restaurant. For 15€, hikers can enjoy the ‘all you can eat’ grilloption (turkey, pork, a varitey of different sausages, cheese, vegetables) and a salad buffet. Drinks are not included. Starting & end point of the hike is the traditional restaurant Kur Alpe. We will depart and travel back to Darmstadt at 18:00.

More information about the region of the hike can be found here (in german). We will also provide more information about the hike during the week of the PET Symposium