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The metaphor of travel is a widespread and well known linguistic structure. Verbs like to wander or to hike have recently been used in German to characterise metaphorically the case of digital wandering or surfing the world wide web. The article focuses on the fact that there is of course through history a constant metaphorical use of wandering which has been deeply influenced by the use of different media: The panorama during the 19th century or the digital wandering at the beginning of thefatcat:sbhprvp46jg3jer2w45bbydnfy