@ 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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