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  • Day275

    Day 276: Wismar Day-Trip

    November 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Final day-trip out of Hamburg today, and it was definitely the longest too. We were heading to the town of Wismar, another of the important Hanseatic League cities along Germany's northern coast. This one was to the north-east, not really much further than Lubeck, but since it's a much small city the transport connections were slower and more difficult.

    We left Hamburg around 9:30am on a train heading north-east, for about 90 minutes. Changed at a little place called Schwerin for the train north to Wismar, finally arriving at midday. Since we had to get back to Hamburg at some point, and it was going to take another 2.5 hours to get back, we didn't want to spend all that much time out here. Decided we'd get the 3:15pm train back, so that gave us just over three hours to see the city.

    Walked down to the main square which was quite nice but definitely not the greatest main square we've seen. Probably not in the top 10! But the main attractions here are the huge brick Gothic cathedrals. There are three of them in town - one was largely untouched by the war, another survived until about three weeks before the ceasefire when it was hit by Allied bombs and rebuilt in the 1990s, and a third which was heavily damaged and eventually bulldozed by the Communist government in the 1960s, though the enormous clock tower still remains.

    Was fascinating to look around the three churches and see the differences in approach and size. They're a real testament to how important the city was back in the day as well - not many cities could boast of three enormous brick cathedrals! With daylight waning, we had a look around the harbourfront where the "Schwedenkopfe" are located - literally Swedish heads. Carved wooden heads of Swedish people that guarded the harbour entrances, remembering that this area was part of Sweden for about 200 years and it's actually not very far away - just across the Baltic!

    Made a hurried trot back to the station but made it in plenty of time, where we boarded the 45 minute train back to Schwerin, then waited about 30 minutes for the connecting train back to Hamburg. Another 2.5 hour journey in total, but it was worth it! And I got to listen to a whole bunch of podcasts! Neither of us felt inclined to go back out for dinner (even though the weather had been sunny today, first time in about two weeks), so we just grabbed a feed at the station. I had Burger King and Shandos had some fried rice.
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    Joel Baldwin

    Tower of Mariankirche

    Joel Baldwin

    Side view of .. a church

    Joel Baldwin

    Main square buildings

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  • Day2

    Alles für den Dackel

    October 4, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Ein Foto von einem ECHTEN Dackel hinter dem Steuer des Rallye-Gefährts. Challange accepted. ✔

    In diesem Sinne nochmal Danke an Sören für deine Spende unter dem Motto "Alles für den Dack... - äh für die Kuh". 😂Read more

  • Day1

    St George's Kirche

    May 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Another bombed out church. The Brits destroyed this one two weeks before the end of WWII and it was just rebuilt in 2005 for the cost of 40€ million. Originally built in the thirteenth century and a UNESCO landmark church. You can see the George and Dragon on the handles of the church door.Read more

  • Day82

    Last beer before departure

    August 5, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Stopped at the last remaining brew house in Wismar for some beer and snacks before heading out. Wismar used to house over 150 breweries due to their proximity to the seaport and ease of facilitating The beer trade in the region. There were also one of the leading hop growers in the region at one time. The last two pig pics at from a bridge at one of the small drainage canals Just thought they were funny...Read more

  • Day19


    August 8, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Samedi, 8 août 2015
    Le ciel est couvert ce matin, ça ne sera donc pas "journée plage" comme prévu. Nous allons en ville de Wismar et parcourons donc tranquillement ce bijou, protégé par l'UNESCO. La plupart des bâtiments sont construits en briques rouges, comme les trois églises que nous avons visitées. Nous allons dîner au même Brauhaus qu'il y a cinq ans avec Jonas. C'est toujours très bon et copieux. Une promenade avec Kyra au Hundestrand et c'est déjà l'heure de songer au programme de demain.Read more

  • Day82

    Scenes from Wismar, Germany.

    August 5, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Old Hanseatic town dating back to the 13th century. Here are some images of the town Tree House where people manned the tree sized logs to close the port and the sea gate where the town wall met the water.Read more

  • Day20


    September 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Zur Mittagspausenzeit erreiche ich, durch einen kräftigen Rückenwind unterstützt, die Hansestadt Wismar. Am Hafen wird eine Unmenge Holz verarbeitet und die ganze Stadt riecht angenehm danach.
    Ich wende mich nordwärts. Jetzt habe ich einen häßlichen Seitenwind. Eine letzte Übernachtung vor Wustrow in Kühlungsborn.Read more

  • Day2

    Melle -> Wismar

    June 22 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nach einer erstaunlich ruhigen und guten Nacht machten wir uns nach dem Frühstück gestärkt auf den zweiten Teil unserer Anfahrt. Einige wenige „wann sind wir endlich da?“ erreichten wir unser heutiges Ziel Wismar in unmittelbarer Meeres- und Fährennähe. Hier schlafen wir heute in einer Art grenzwertig rustikalem Planwagen in einer Wagenburg, die Nacht wird sicher schonmal eine Art Vorgeschmack aufs Campen 🙃.Read more

    Wilfried Engesser

    Stammt der Planwagen aus dem Wilden Westen?

  • Day2

    Wismar - wäre auch schön gewesen

    June 11, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Man könnte sich jetzt diesen atemberaubend schnuckeligen Ort angucken, aber das reißt natürlich den Schnitt runter. Und nach der Panne (ich komme mit dem Zählen durcheinander, welche genau). Außerdem ist Sightseeing überbewertet. Also weiter.
    Ein Foto war glatt noch drin im Zeitbudget.
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  • Day2

    Ballet - 1. und 2. Akt: Prima Ballerinas

    June 11, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Nach zehn lausigen Kilometern hat mich der Schlitt erwischt und mir die Reifenflanke aufgeschlitzt. Mich trifft die Erkenntnis: Wenn man mit Ultraleichtreifen mit extra weicher Karkasse und dann noch Tubeless (ohne Schlauch) auf unbefestigten Schotterpisten unterwegs ist, dann kann man auch mit Ballerinas Bergsteigen gehen.

    Also Akt eins: Mantel flicken. Mantel ab, Flicken drauf, warten, Mantel rauf, aufpumpen, fluchen.
    Flicken hält nicht Stand und das Loch pfeift höhnisch.

    Also Akt zwei: Schlauch rein. Mantel ab, Schlauch rein, Mantel VORSICHTIG(!!!) wieder rauf, aufpumpen, PUH!

    Danke Thorsten für Deine Ruhe und den lapidaren Satz: „Ich hätte schon Bock, mal wieder ein wenig Fahrrad zu fahren...“
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    Roland Graf

    Dreist, aber vielleicht hat er recht?

    Jan Bastian

    Ich fürchte, ja.


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