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  • Day846

    Iglu-Dorf Zugspitze

    January 19 in Germany

    Heute waren wir im Iglu-Dorf auf der Zugspitze, ein Iglu-Komplex mit großem Aufenthaltsraum und vielen kleinen Schlafiglus, die durch Gänge verbunden sind.

    Wirklich beeindruckend ist die Kunst, die überall ins Eis gehauen ist und schön beleuchtet funkelt 👌❄️

    Und es war kalt dort! Besonders nach der Nachtwanderung bei gefühlten -18°. Das Käsefondue und Glühwein in der 0° kalten Iglu-Bar hat zwar geholfen uns aufzuwärmen, aber richtig warm wurde es erst nach dem Jacuzzi- und Saunabesuch.

    Die willkommene Wärme wurde direkt mit in den Schlafsack genommen und am morgen gabs nen Wake-Up Tee am Bett.

    Alles in allem wirklich schön gemacht, das Abenteuer sticht den Komfort bei der Sache jedoch klar aus 😉
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  • Day45

    Berlin Wall

    July 21, 2017 in Germany

    We visited the Berlin Wall (Beliner Mauer) East Side Gallery and several memorials today. I have no words - they can't change the past unfortunately! However the construction, rebuilding, and reproduction of old buildings that is going on now in Berlin is incredible. I would like to see Berlin again in 5 to 10 years! Everywhere we went there were construction sites of some description.

  • Day54

    Frankfurt Germany

    July 30, 2017 in Germany

    Back in Germany! Alan is back behind the wheel after a two-week break. He found his way out of the Airport and to our accommodation with no problems. Being a Sunday the traffic was not too busy. Tomorrow may be a different story.
    Thank goodness for the long Summer days in Europe. You can pack so much into a day, or an afternoon in our case today. We walked for about 4 hours, along the river and then mainly in Old Town, which, like most of the city, was damaged during WWII and later rebuilt. We also did an hour's boat ride along the Main River. It was a good way to see the city skyline as well as many buildings and parks along the river. It was about 8:30pm when we got back to hotel and still light outside! Weather was mild - about 25 degrees.Read more

  • Day43

    Berlin - Potsdam

    July 19, 2017 in Germany

    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

  • Day1

    Trans-Siberia from Lucerne - Beijing

    September 21, 2016 in Germany

    Hiya Folks

    Pretty soon we will take our train from Lucerne - Asia....
    I am posting some photos of my trip from Lausanne to Beijing in 1992
    at that time verything was closed for foreigner...
    it was ice cold on the train, the Baikal Lake was frozen...outside temperature was around minus 30°C.. the heater was down on the train....but i have survived...

  • Day31

    Hello from Berlin, Germany

    July 18, 2017 in Germany

    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.

  • Day44


    July 20, 2017 in Germany

    Had a productive day today. Caught five trains before 10:30am to buy bus tickets to Dresden and to buy Hop on Hop off tickets. We are starting to feel like locals...except when we are sitting on a train and, after a very loud and urgent-sounding message in German, everyone else starts rushing from our train to another! Then we feel very foreign and helpless. That happened yesterday. Fortunately we were helped by a nice young man.
    Back to today - the hop on hop off covered most of the well known landmarks, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church which was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943 and not rebuilt as a reminder of World War II, the Reichstag building, Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, Museumsinsel and many more. We also did a boat tour on the River Spree - also a good way to see all these beautiful buildings and learn more about Berlin. We finished the day with a visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The memorial consists of a Field of Stelae covering an area of 19,000 square metres and containing 2711 concrete blocks plus an Information Centre. The exhibition about the persecution and extermination of the European Jews attracts nearly half a million visitors per year. There was a huge waiting line today so we didn't get to see the exhibition. Tomorrow we visit the wall memorial and the remaining part of the Berlin Wall.
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  • Day56


    August 1, 2017 in Germany

    We were heading to Nuremburg today but decided to visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber (on the Tauber River) on the way. Old Town Rothenberg is reputedly the best preserved walled city in Germany (14th Century). It is a very pretty town. We got great views of the town and the surrounding countryside by climbing the Town Hall tower - what's another 100 or so steps on this trip!! Amazing Christmas Shop here - huge - Rothenberg is also known for its Christmas Market. It was a good call to visit here.Read more

  • Day57


    August 2, 2017 in Germany

    Bamberg is north of Nuremburg and well worth the visit. We walked around the Old Town Bamberg admiring its arched bridges, cathedral, muraled Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and a very pretty fishing village - each house looked as if they were holding the next house up - they were so packed together!
    We drove up to Bamberg Castle - walked up to the top of yet another tower - totally worth it for the view. Time to move on to Regensberg.Read more

  • Day19

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    September 21, 2016 in Germany

    We struggled getting up in time for this day trip from Munich after "briefly"checking out Oktoberfest the night before, but it was definitely worth the trip.

    King Ludwig II of Bavaria built this castle in the late 1800's and died a few days before it finished. He was a bit crazy, but certainly had the vision to build a stunning castle. This castle was the inspiration for Walt Disney when he created Sleeping Beauty's castle. We thought it was much prettier from afar especially because of the beautiful scenic backdrop it was set in.Read more

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