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  • Day31

    Said goodbye to Copenhagen to fly to Germany. Staying in Berlin for 4 nights. Late afternoon when we arrived so had dinner and a walk around to the Brandenburg Gate which was in East Berlin before the wall between East and West came down in 1989. Parts of the wall can still be seen. Weather is much warmer here.

  • Day7

    Not all green pastures, and tranquil meadows. This northern section of the Rhine is also known as the Industrial Ruins. Slow going and without a GPS it would be even worse.

    Rode through Duisburg (couldn't help myself and stopped at a Starbucks for a cappuccino) also Europe's largest inland port, then to Dusseldorf (the Tour de France started here 2 weeks ago), then to Cologne (one of the oldest cities in Germany.

    The biggest landmark in Cologne is the gothic style Cologne Cathedral completed in 1880 and took 632 years to build !
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  • Day43

    Although Alan and I have been to Potsdam before it was lovely to visit it again. Potsdam is the capital and largest city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. It directly borders Berlin and is part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel, 24 kms southwest of Berlin's city centre. Got to see a lot more of Potsdam this time. Schloss Sanssouci, Frederick the Great's famous summer palace, and its beautifully designed gardens, the Dutch Quarter where we had lunch, another Brandenburg Gate, the Catholic Church of St Peter and Paul and other magnificent buildings. A lovely place to include in a trip to Berlin. On our return journey we "checked out" Checkpoint Charlie! A hot day at 29 degrees but a good day.Read more

  • Day406

    Only 2x snooze alarms this morning after last night's 9 hour sleep 🙊. Despite the autobahn close by it was a lovely little wild camp. The sun was shining and it felt WARM!! The first time we've had a warm morning since the hour or so of microclimate on the terrace of our Askersund hut (Sweden!). Its quite a nice feeling to be heading south for summer part two!!

    The EV3 route which goes from Denmark into Germany along the "Ochsenweg" sadly deteriorated into lovelessness from the German side. The signage went from being clear metal signs to stickers on lamp posts and then nothing at all to distinguish it. The same went for the picnic shelters, which still had the Danish format but aren't maintained to the same level (or at all in Kropp where the whole picnic site was overgrown with nettles).

    The main city of the day was Schleswig;
    Ebike "cyclists".
    City on some water.
    Generic communication tower building.
    Generic shops.
    A castle-y building.
    More Ebikes.
    .....and then a veggie /vegan burger café!

    When a veggie/vegan burger café crosses your path its bad for promotion and support of vegetarianism to pass it by without spending money there ;) we did our duty and can confirm the food and mango-lassi were first class.

    We're now setting up a wild camp in a kind of conspicuous area - taking the tactic of a camp near a picnic area on a cycle path (no vehicles except farm traffic). Peter has also found a loop-hole stating that the usual "no wild camping" rule doesn't apply in 3 counties when you are travelling by bike or by foot. Thankfully one of those counties is Schleswig-holstein!
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  • Day8

    Approaching now the more scenic part of the Rhine.

    When its a long day, to pass the time it's fun to chase the eBikes till their batteries go flat, then pass them. Once done with the eBikes, then start pacing yourself against the barges heading upstream along the Rhine (barges are slower).

  • Day9

    Today was the start of the Middle Rhine, the picturesque section with medieval castles. This section has no fewer than 50 castles.

    Lining the Rhine from the Netherlands to Switzerland are nine UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Day13

    Berliner Mauer und geteilte Stadt / The Berlin Wall and the divided city.
    The theme for our second day was the Berlin Wall. We started the day at the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer), then went to the GDR Museum (DDR Museum). Afterwards we walked along the East Side Gallery which is the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall. Then, we visited Checkpoint Charlie.
    We also went to the Bundeskanzleramt aka Merkel’s Party House.
    Berlin's history is so interesting!
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  • Day14

    On our last day we toured around with my friend Alex and her boyfriend Eike. After visiting the Hackeschen Höfe we went to the Flakturm, a tower of 85m height which is the roof of a bunker from WW2. Up there, we had a nice view over the north of Berlin.

  • Day17

    Today, we went to an open air museum about traditional Black Forest farmhouses in Gutach.
    The museum is centred on the Vogtsbauernhof farmhouse dating from 1612. Other buildings from the Black Forest have been dismantled, transported to the museum and reassembled.
    Afterwards we took a ride with the summer toboggan run in Gutach as well.

  • Day10

    Not much happening on the route toady. Still a few barges carrying cargo but not nearly as many on the lower section of the Rhine.

    You can see now why the Rhine is considered Germany's economic transport vein, and one of the world's busiest waterways.

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