Germany

Exploring Schwerin

It was warm, it was sunny and we had reached Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern which has the most beautiful castle surrounded by lakes just next to the centre of town. Schwerin palace Schwerin cathedral The Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral of Schwerin is is one of the earliest large examples of Brick Gothic architecture. The foundation stone of the cathedral was …

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@ Lübeck

The weather was fantastic for our visit to the lovely town of Lübeck which is also called “City of the Seven Towers” and “Gateway to the North”. The old centre with many buildings in the style of the North German Brick Gothic is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Holstentor – the towns landmark

Vikings @ Haithabu

Haithabu or Hedeby was an important Danish Viking Age trading settlement in the North of Europe from the 8th to the 11th century. We had seen a video documentary about it and were curious to visit the actual site of Hedeby. Rune stone Hedeby (or in German Haithabu) was located near the southern end of the …

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Hike @ Flensburg

Near Flensburg at the Baltic Sea we went on a hike along the coast through a natural reserve called Geltinger Birk, a mixture of dunes, moorland, salt marsh and forest. Wind mill Charlotte Typical farm house Salt marsh and forest Beach rose – Kartoffelrose or Apfelrose in German Rosa rugosa grows on beach coastlines, often …

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Hamburg city walk

We had heard so much about Hamburg and many people recommended to visit the city, therefore we went for a stroll along the Elbe. As we could have predicted we were not the only ones. Luckily it was easy to find a central parking for us, even with a view to the famous Elbphilarmony. From …

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Bremerhaven and the watt

We first went to Bremerhaven, where we wanted to visit the maritime museum and then continued to Cuxhaven, to get our first experience with the watt, the tidal flats between the mainland and the little islands in front of the North Sea coast. Sunset at Bremerhaven Bremerhaven, about 53km north from Bremen at the mouth …

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