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Brandenburg

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  • Day32

    Potsdam

    July 19, 2017 in Germany

    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

  • Day85

    Templin

    September 19, 2016 in Germany

    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

  • Day84

    Meyenburg

    September 18, 2016 in Germany

    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

    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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  • Day40

    Church of Peace, Potsdam

    September 9 in Germany

    The church is really rather neat and is adjacent to the Sans Souci Park of Fredrick the Great.

    This is a World Heritage site and was created of Fredrick the Great in Potsdam about an hour from Berlin by the mighty S Bahn and a bus trip.
    Missed the stop Mark had planned and got off at the right one!
    Enormous place, gardens, palaces, an art gallery the size of a bus station.

    The church was built by King Frederick William IV in 1884, it’s based on original sketches that he made.
    Gave his architect two instructions: has to be based on the early Christian Basilica di San Clemente in Rome and it had to accommodate the apse mosaic from the church San Cipriano from Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, that he had bought in 1834.

    It’s good to be king.

    For a while it serviced as his mausoleum but he along with a lot of other Royals ended up in the Dom in Berlin.
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  • Day40

    Sansouci

    September 9 in Germany

    If you are king you need a weekender to getaway for the Summer.
    Fredrick the Great thought he need a little place so built a few conveniences in the park at San Souci.
    The Palace was a start, terraced the front for a vineyard. (Grapes died a couple of times so put in cheeries and plums, not even absolute monarchs have it their own way all the time).
    Built an Orangery (more of this later) as you need you fresh fruit, had a ruin built to give the vies some interest.

    Amazing place and the target for every drive by tour group in Germany.

    The foundation who run the place do not seem to believe that human need to excrete and are in serious need of a consultation with English Heritage regarding customer facilities. They haven’t got the cafe, toilet, shop thing going at all. And the hedge trimming would never do for the UK.

    Excellent time despite the houses of convenience.

    For more:
    https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/schloss-sanssouci
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  • Day40

    Remember the Orangerie.

    September 9 in Germany

    What do you do with your art collection when you’ve filled the Palace?
    You convert your Orangery into another Palace to house it of course you silly little Democrats.
    That just what Fredrick the Great did.
    We originally thought the place was San Souci itself but was only the shed to store the artwork.
    Ridiculously beautiful with marble, gold and seemingly hundreds of paintings (140) it’s called simply the Picture Gallery.Read more

  • Day21

    MC Kuhle Wampe

    September 22 in Germany

    I made it to Berlin punctually! :) I attended a motorcycle meeting of the MC Kuhle Wampe. Kuhle Wampe was a Berlin workers' movement in the early DDR era and stands for a free and left-wing political attitude. I'm looking forward to a cool evening :)

  • Day6

    Heute habe ich auf meiner Fahrt nach Potsdam wohl alle möglichen „Velopisten“ angetroffen, die überhaupt denkbar sind!
    Ich habe auch unglaubliche Alleen durchfahren, die über Kilometer oft von keinem einzigen Auto befahren wurden. Ein Paradies!
    Gestaunt habe ich, als mein App (Komoot) mich plötzlich in die Elbe führen wollte! 😉
    Für € 1.50 nahm ich aber doch die Fähre. Nach total über 800 km erreichte ich gegen Abend Potsdam, welches ich morgen (ohne 🚴🏾‍♂️!) als ganz normaler Tourist erkunden werde.
    Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall auf den „Fussgängertag“!
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  • Day7

    15550 steps!!

    August 6 in Germany

    Ich muss wohl nicht speziell erwähnen, dass ich eigentlich recht gerne Velo fahre!😉
    Aber ebenso gibt es Tage, wo ich es geniesse, das 🚴🏾‍♂️ auf der Seite zu lassen! Und heute war ein solcher Tag. (So war der sportliche Ertrag die erwähnten 15555 Schritte!)
    Da ich das Rad im Hotelzimmer habe (!), schaute ich es heute kurz an und machte mich nach gemütlichem Zmörgele auf den Weg, Potsdam zu erkunden.
    Als erstes gönnte ich mir eine unglaublich gute und erholsame Thaimassage! Ich starb wohl 1000 Tode, da meine Muskulatur extrem verhärtet war. Danach war ich aber wie neugeboren, oder wenigstens halbwegs!
    Irgendwann am Nachmittag buchte ich eine Bootsfahrt, die mich an vielen Schlössern um Potsdam vorbeiführte. Der geschichtliche Hintergrund mit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer (wer würde denken dass dies nicht einmal 30 Jahre zurückliegt!) war irgendwie auch erschreckend.
    Morgen werde ich nochmals in diesem sehr speziellen Hotel (Bild 6, für mich genial) gemütlich frühstücken um dann die letzten 30 Kilometer nach Berlin unter die Räder zu nehmen.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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