Germany
Brandenburg

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  • Day2

    Potsdam

    October 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Wir haben tief und fest geschlafen und sind ausgeruht in den Tag gestartet. Das Frühstücksbuffet im Hotel Europa überforderte uns völlig. Einfach lecker! Rührei, Lachs, Speck, feine Brötli, Knüsper-Früchte Müsli, Gurke, Mozzarella, Tomaten, Pesto, würziger Weichkäse, Streichwurst, Früchte und Kaiserschmarrn und diverses süsses Gebäck... von uns gibts 5 Sterne! Liana und Andrin entschieden sich für Cornflakes😂
    Unsere Fahrt nach Potsdam klappte Heute wieder tip top. Nach 4 Stunden Fahrtzeit bezogen wir unser Familienzimmer und gingen gleich los ins Städchen. Potsdam grenzt an die Stadt Berlin. Das Schloss Sanssouci war einst die Sommerresidenz Friedrichs des Großen, dem ehemaligen preussischen König. Ein wunderbarer Park liegt dem Schloss zu Füssen. Sehr schön! Sonst ist Potsdam nicht sooo spannend. Ein "kleines" Brandenburger Tor am Luisenplatz schmückt den Eingang zur Fussgängerzone. Flanieren am Abend und fein Essen geht auch hier wunderbar. Die Bäuchlein sind voll mit Thai Curry, Sommerrollen und Glasnudelsuppe... so schnarcht es sich am besten, vor allem bei Thöm und Liana😀 Andrin und ich sind daher noch wach....
    Morgen gehts nach Hamburg, juhuiiiii!
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  • Day17

    Duitsland

    June 22, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Zojuist de grens gepasseerd, wel moeten we de ontsteking blijven nakijken

  • Day5

    Just a regular Monday morning

    September 2, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Things bike touring and construction have in common:

    -hi vis clothing and head protection required
    -long, grueling days
    - you get up ridiculously early but end up running late anyway
    -the tool you just used isn't where you left it
    - you're too tired to do anything but drink a beer and pass out at the end of the day
    -no good reason to bother with clean clothes
    -people tell you not to wear headphones but sometimes you do it anyway
    -everything hurts, ibuprofen only kind of helps
    - your bag is heavy and filled with stuff you dont use but there's still something you left at home that you need
    -coffee is necessary
    - you're constantly exposed to the elements but the only real excuse to stop is lightning
    -Sense of accomplishment clouded by pain
    -You want to wash your hands at break but there's nowhere to do it
    -"i really hope that giant truck sees me"
    - you waited too long to put on sunblock
    - you're not going as fast as you think you are
    - it's hard to tell if you're really tan or just covered in dirt

    Ok I'll stop now. Cause i shouldn't be wasting time on my phone. Hey, that's another one!
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  • Day4

    Spreewald

    September 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    My home for the evening is (apparently) known for its pickles. Specifically for the gherkins.

    They take them like, REAL serious cause they're the best gherkins in the world or something. Hey, we all have our thing!

    Obviously i had to try one of these things.

    It was pretty good, nice and juicy and full of necessary electrolytes, everything a pickle should be...but I still think Andrew makes them better.Read more

  • Day4

    Spreewald

    September 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The Spree Forest is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve area, recognized for its fragile wetland areas and alpine forests. I spent the better part of two days riding through what felt like a magical natural wonderland. It was lovely. The trees smelled exactly like a pine-scented air freshener, and the tributaries meandering through the wetlands were beautiful enough to make me get over the fact that I had to carry my bike up and down multiple pedestrian bridges since the whole place is basically a bunch of islands separated by tiny rivers. In fact, the area used to be exclusively traveled by punts, which, in my understanding, are European canoes. I saw many of them, and they look like they would have be difficult to get a bike on, so I guess I got off easy.

    I was really hoping to see an otter, but I had to settle for swans, which are pretty fucking majestic I guess. I looked at my phone later and had (if I had to guess) many hundreds of pictures of swans and trees. I narrowed it down to one of each, cause ain't nobody got time for that

    Except me, obviously
    All I got is time to be the tree-and-swan-arazzi
    I was always meant to be

    (I have clearly been spending too much time alone. I'll show myself out now...)
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  • Day4

    fck afd

    September 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    The power of tagging is amazing. No wonder it's criminalized.

    I was planning on stopping in the next town for lunch, but on my way in, I saw two AFD tags, right on the bike lane. AFD, or the Alternative for Deutschland party, is Germany's new and quickly-growing extremely conservative party. They are German nationalists. Anti-immigrant, anti-feminist and anti-Muslim.

    Just like that, I felt chilled and decided not to eat there because it felt unsafe.

    I know even if I met an AFD member, just like a Trump supporter they'd be capable of a normal conversation and not just outright attack me. But it doesn't matter. The tagging was effective, and I understood that this place was not for me.

    It reminds me of when Andrew and I rode into Maine from Quebec, and literally the first house after the border crossing had a GIANT Trump sign.

    It's about sending a message.

    Conversely, seeing open anti-fascist and anti-AFD graffiti makes me feel welcome. It gives me some peace to know that there are people out there who are not willing to silently stand by.
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  • Day85

    Templin

    September 19, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Templin stopover was a quiet car park next to a small children's play park. It had a small path leading down through the trees to a wide canal that was effectively a lake owing to the fact it was so wide and had such little through traffic. Out came the canoe wheels and down we went to a rather overgrown bank to launch. The first part of our paddle took us past a lot of boat houses and various moored craft but after a while all we could see was water, trees and a blue sky with whispy cirrus clouds. With the nights drawing in, the sun was beginning to set and gave us some beautiful sights on the way back, including a Kite soaring out from the trees ahead of us and over the breadth of the canal.Read more

  • Day32

    Potsdam

    July 19, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Took the train out to Potsdam then a hop on off bus around the area. Potsdam is where all the summer palaces are much of which was in East Germany and many of then had been turned into the KGB head quarters. Potsdam is also the place where the meeting between England (Winstin Churchill), USA and Russia took place in 1945 to decide what the future of Germany would be and Berlin (and Germany) was devided into the East (under Russia) and the west ( under the US and England) Today they are restored and opened to the public. Einstein also had a summer home here before the war. There is still a great deal of rebuilding and restoration happening within Berlin as well.Read more

  • Day84

    Meyenburg

    September 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We wouldn't have found the Meyenburg stopover if we hadn't spotted a small sign with a campervan on. The road didn't exist on the sat nav but turned out to be a cobbled courtyard behind an empty marketplace.

    When parked we could hear sparrows chirping busily in the bushes, geese fussing and cockrels crowing. We could see a small stream, trees and bushes out of our side window and watch people making their way to allotments out of the front. There were rows and rows of good sized plots with individual gates and fences. Walking along we saw they were well used, with colourful flowers blooming, neat rows of veg growing in the fine soil and fruit trees; some of which shaded hens and the cockrels and geese we'd heard from the van. People came on foot and bike, returning with bike trailers and buckets full of the fruits of their labour. It was lovely seeing the community spirit and it made us think of our friends with allotments back in the UK.

    Taking a walk, we found a lovely park with white painted benches and small bridges crossing a stream with vibrantly coloured roses to add contrast.

    We needed to get more pills for Poppy's ageing legs and so we took her to the vets, a small practice in the downstairs of a townhouse. The vet was very nice and complimented Will on his German, saying he was so good she thought he was from Holland. However, after he'd explained Poppy had hip displasia she said she could speak English if we found it easier? YES, much! was our relieved reply. Unfortunately the pills Poppy has been taking aren't available in Germany, but the vet was able to order some different ones in for the following day.
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  • Day63

    Rathenow

    August 28, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    We were glad to keep driving for several hours because it meant we could keep the air conditioning on and combat the 38°C temperature in the sun outside. Those of you who know us may be shocked but we even pulled into a garage and jet washed the van! After 2 months on the road it needed it and the water had the bonus of helping to cool it off.

    On first appearance the village riverside stopover seemed a little conflicted. The water fountain, box -cut tree promenade and sparkly new school building seemed at odds with the grafitti, abandoned spirit/legal high bottles and slightly run down, mass low rise apartment blocks. After staying and exploring (on foot and in the canoe) we found Rathenow to be on one of several horseshoe segments of the river and frequented by pleasure cruisers and houseboats (literally a pontoon with an outboard and cabin stuck on top!) Along the river loops were holiday homes ranging from little huts to 3 storey detached houses with grounds that required groundskeepers. The 'at odds' feeling came from the money spent, in what would otherwise be quite a neglected area, by holiday makers and the authorities in their attempts to entice further investment. The canoe quickly saw us go from metal and concrete banks to tree clad countryside and it felt great to be surrounded by water and nature again!

    The temperature had mercifully dropped with a thunderstorming cold front. It was only as the wind blew leaves from the trees that we realised that we'd hardly felt a breeze since we came over.

    We finished our stay off with a walk in to the village, a browse of a small cooperative art gallery and cakes from the local bakery!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Brandenburg, ብራንደንቡርግ, Brandemburgo, براندنبورغ, Brandenburg suyu, Brandenburq, Бранденбург, Brandnburg, Брандэнбург, ব্র্যান্ডেনবুর্গ, براندنبورگ, Braniborsko, Bramborska, Βρανδεμβούργο, Brandenburgio, Brandenburgo, Brandebourg, Brandenbörj, Brandenboarch, Brandeburgo, ברנדנבורג, ब्रैंडेनबर्ग, Braniborska, Բրանդենբուրգ, Brandenburgia, Brandenborg, ブランデンブルク州, ბრანდენბურგი, 브란덴부르크 주, Brandeborsch, Brandenburgum, Brandeburg, Brandebùrgo, Brandenburgas, Brandenburga, ब्रांडेनबुर्ग, Brannenborg, Braandenbörg, ब्रान्डेनबर्ग, L' Brandenbourg, Brandeborg, ਬ੍ਰਾਂਡਨਬੁਰਕ, Brandebursch, Brandeborgh, برانڈنبرگ, Brandenbursko, Brandenburgu, Brandenbuurich, รัฐบรันเดนบูร์ก, برندنبرگ, Brandiburgo, Brandänburgän, בראנדנבורג, 勃蘭登堡, 勃兰登堡

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