This chance was enjoyed by all. On Sunday, the first hiking day, the first groups started already at 8:00 am. Two groups started directly from the campground, the others were driven by the Salem buses to their respective starting points. From there, the four hiking days of the last ‘Duke’ expedition began. On the hike, we enjoyed the surroundings and the view from high places over the valleys of the Black Forest, more so than we thought about the efforts of the hike. During the first three days of hiking, we visited various farms around Neustadt and Hinterzarten, where the hospitality was overwhelming each time. On the fourth day of the hike – when by now everyone's feet were already aching to a greater or lesser extent - all the groups set off for the final 20-kilometer stage in the direction of Hinterzarten train station. When the groups arrived there in the afternoon, everyone fell into each other's arms in relief. Some enjoyed a piece of cake in the café at the station before we all got back on the train to Überlingen.