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Bremen

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  • Day24

    HanseCamping Bremen

    May 13 in Germany

    Hanse camping http://www.hansecamping.de/ 3 nights/day price €30
    My Rating: TOILET 4* PITCH 3* STAY 3* Had pitch P5
    The pitch is well organised with water and drains. Nice pubs in range of 1,5 km. The site has an Italian Restaurent on site - recommend some of the German restaurants in the neighborhood.

  • Day274

    Day 275: Bremen Day-Trip

    November 16, 2017 in Germany

    Another day, another day-trip! Our new "hub and spoke" model of travelling means that we'll be doing quite a few of these over the next couple of months. Makes way more sense this way since we don't have a car. So off we went again, on the train out of Hamburg headed south-west towards the city of Bremen.

    Bremen is another of the northern German "Hanseatic League" cities that was very important for trading during the middle ages and Renaissance. Many of the buildings in town date from this era. But the WHS here is actually quite small - it's just the town hall, in constant use and largely unchanged since the 13th century, and a Roland statue out the front which I'll explain later.

    Arrived at the station, walked the 10 minutes down to the main square and checked out the town hall. It's not super large, but has a very impressive facade with lots of statues, coats of arms and other decorations. There's also a cute statue of the "Bremen Town Musicians", from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale about four animals escaping death at the hands of their masters and running away to become court musicians in Bremen. Weird.

    The interior of the town hall is apparently super impressive, and they offer day trips - but it was closed today! It still gets booked for functions and official business etc, and there was only one day in November the tours were available - and it wasn't today! Damn.

    Finished up our filming of the town hall and also did a piece about the Roland. This is a large statue just in front of the town hall, of a paladin named Roland - a knight in the service of Charlemagne. He was a very popular figure in the middle ages and the medieval periods, and in northern Germany is seen as a defender of the independence of city-states and so on. This statue is quite deliberately placed facing the main cathedral in town, defending the council administration against religious encroachment. This particular statue was built of stone, and had apparently stood since 1404. Pretty cool!

    Since we couldn't tour the town hall, we made up for it by having lunch in the wine cellar restaurant underneath the building! They were doing lunch specials which made it nicely affordable - only about 8 euros per main which is good value.

    After lunch we wandered around the old town as there was quite a bit to see! A cool little area called Böttcherstraße, with a bunch of really interesting art noveaux shop-fronts. Plus they had a glockenspiel playing melodies every hour which was quite nice! Another area known as the Schnoor which had a whole lot of twisting alley-ways and very old small buildings. Nice to get lost in!

    There was still other stuff to see, but by mid-afternoon we decided to head back to Hamburg on the train. Only a 40 minute ride, and we then settled in for the long, dark evening.
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  • Day1

    Auf geht's

    May 15 in Germany

    Wieso immer in die Ferne, wenn auch die Heimat so viele tolle Landschaften, Städte und Sehenswürdigkeit bietet.
    Unter diesem Motto steht unser neuer Trip

    So geht es für uns mit dem eigenen Auto entspannt über ruhige Landschaften in Richtung Weserbergland

  • Day12

    Ubåds Bunker Valentin

    April 10 in Germany

    30 m høj seks fodboldbaner lang.
    Et ubåds værft “samlestation” hvor der efter planen skulle sejle en ubåd ud efter hver 56 timer.
    10.000 tvangsarbejdere fra hele Europa har i tiden 1943 - 45 været med til i 12 timer om dagen, og meget lidt ernæring, at bygge dette monument, hvorfra der aldrig kom til at sejle en eneste ubåd.
    1600 døde under opføring, 7000 kz fanger blev sejlet væk på tre skibe inden de allierede indtog området, fejlagtig blev de tre skibe skudt i sænk, fordi man troede det var troppetransport, 400 overlevede.
    Ingeniørmæssig set er det en kæmpe prestation og sådan blev den anset i mange år, den tyske marine brugte den i en årrække til opbevaring, i den periode kunne man ikke se den på kort, da blev den raderet væk.
    På et tidspunkt mente man, den skulle være det 8 verdensvidunder, men i 2015 har man indset at den skal fremstå som et minde over den umenneskelige behandling man begik dengang, og til ære for dem som døde.
    Entre og lån af lyd afspillere er gratis, vi brugte omkring 2 timer i området.
    Kan anbefales til enhver, store som små.

    http://www.denkort-bunker-valentin.de
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  • Day17

    Bürgerpark

    April 21 in Germany

    Nach einer Stärkung in der Wohnküche geht es einmal mehr ins Grüne. Hinter dem Bahnhof gibt es eine große Parkanlage in der man sich treiben lassen kann. Neben vielen netten Plätzen begegnen uns Kühe, wo man gleich an dahoam denkt :D

    Es war ein sehr schöner Tagesausflug!!

  • Day17

    Bremen

    April 21 in Germany

    Ein Ausflug nach Bremen lohnt sich bei schönem Wetter wunderbar!
    Ich treffe mich am Bahnhof mit Tom und fahren mit dem Bus erstmal ins Yellow Bird zum frühstücken! Ein nettes Café zum wachwerden um anschließend zurück ins Stadtzentrum zu laufen.

  • Day17

    Klar muss man in Bremen auch zu den Stadtmusikanten. Eine Statue ist umzingelt von Menschen die Fotos machen wollen mit den Vierbeinern.
    Hier ist man mitten im Zentrum von Bremen und kann zum Marktplatz und in die Böttcher Straße mit den kleinen verwinkelten Gassen gelangen. In der Böttcher Straße gibt es unter anderem eine Bonbon Manufaktur wo man den Arbeiterinnen beim Bonbonmasse bearbeiten zuschauen kann :) Sehr lustig! Auch die alten Gebäude sind beeindruckend.Read more

  • Day17

    Da sich die Stadt immer mehr füllt bei dem schönen Wetter zieht es und ans Wasser und ins Grüne. Start an der Weser entlang und bei der zweiten Brücke Richtung Wallanlage, die schlangenartig den Stadtkern umrundet.

  • Day24

    Bremen, Germany

    May 26, 2016 in Germany

    Day 23:

    We lucked out again (as we knock on every accessible wood surface) with the weather on the way to the train station. A light drizzle was actually quite refreshing, plus Danielle got to use her sweet moose scarf from Norway. When we made the reservation for the train a couple days ago, the man at the window recommended that we go first class. And he was right! We had wide, lumbar-supporting seats in a section with only 6 seats *read: no screaming children* A 5 hour ride to Hamburg isn't bad when you're comfortable. What we weren't expecting was the train to board a ferry to travel between Denmark and Germany. That was a pretty neat experience. We had to get off the train while crossing, which gave us a chance to get some fresh air and stretch our legs. Then from Hamburg to Bremen, we had a proper coupé that we shared with an old German couple.

    Feeling pretty fancy arriving to the station, we decided to walk past the famous Park Hotel into Der Bürgerpark. It had to be over a square mile of wild grasses and oak trees, with streams and walking paths passing through. We sat on a bench there and relaxed for probably an hour before moving on to our next airbnb. Which, side note, we have LOVED using! Our host is an alternative medicine healer in a 100 year old house. We were greeted with a friendly tour and hazelnut chocolates on our pillows. We were so excited!

    Since we're in a less touristy city, we figured we'd go out to the most obnoxiously traditional German restaurant. Based almost solely on the name, we ended up going to Edel Weiss. There was a pretzel tree inside, so suffice it to say we were not disappointed. Danielle got about 3 pounds of porkschnitzel on fries, mushrooms, and bacon, and Jason got white asparagus with porkschnitzel, potatoes, and hollandaise. One of, if not THE, best meal we have ever had at a restaurant. Apparently we tipped well, because our waitress said "one moment" and brought us shots of apfel schnapps after we paid. We didn't complain.

    Danielle noticed a sign that said there was a bier fest in Bremen that just so happened to be from May 26-28. What a happy coincidence. After listening to an Australian band at the train station for a little bit, we wandered to the city center, following the music. Dozens of beer tents were out (including Stone Berlin!) and a German country music band was playing. We were able to try beer from a Bremen-based brewery that we really enjoyed!

    It may not be at the top of the travel list for most people, but 2 days may not be enough here for us.
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