Kreis Mettmann

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  • Day30


    July 3, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    'It's too hot,' my boss said. 'The office is closed tomorrow, you have the day off.' So, yeah, today has been a free holiday. In the morning, I had to run some errands, but from about 12 onwards I was free, left with nothing to do. The good thing, though, about Düsseldorf is its proximity to so many other cool places. I thought about going to the Netherlands again for the second time this week, but the logistics of going getting my car and then sitting in it put me off. I thought about maybe Münster, but I didn't fancy sitting on a train for over an hour. Eventually I settled on the idea of going to Bonn. I've always wanted to see the old West German capital, so I checked the train times and made my way over to Düsseldorf Bilk train station.

    As I reached the top of the steps and made my way onto the platform, I saw there was a train pulling in and that its destination was Neanderthal. Change of plan, I thought. I hopped on and off I went. Again, I repeat, the cool thing about living in Düsseldorf is having so many cool places near by and accessible.

    It took about 20-25 minutes to get to Neanderthal, which is just as well considering that it was over 35 degrees outside and somewhat hotter in the train carriage it self. I was amazed at how quickly we were out of the city, how it suddenly just stops and gives way, completely, to a dense forest. And what forest! The Neander Valley is just that; a valley, one hell of a valley. The result is an almost vertical wall of trees.

    Anyway, I made it to Neanderthal, got off the train and made my way, through forest, towards the village centre. A village centre that almost entirely caters to the tourism.

    The river than runs through Neanderthal is the Düssel, which, of course, is where Düsseldorf gets its name from. You wouldn't much know there were two rivers that followed through Düsseldorf, because compared to the Rhine the Düssel is but a pathetic stream. It is the Düssel, though, that collects the water from the Neander Valley and carries it through the hills here to the Rhine.

    I followed the Düssel for a while, through the accompanying forest, to the spot where the first Neanderthal was discovered. Again, I carried on walk for a bit, before deciding to turn back, head into the village and explore the museum.
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  • Day30

    Neanderthal Museum

    July 3, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    The Neanderthal museum strikes a good balance between not dumbing down the subject matter yet simultaneously managing to appeal to children and/or Americans by providing lots of visual display.

    The exhibition starts of informing you about how the Neanderthal came to be discovered and what the implications were for the scientific world (Origin of Species was published just two years after the Neanderthal was discovered here) . It then moves on to focus on the environment and how modern Homo Sapiens (us!) have by tacked natural selection and that there will, in time, be painful consequences for doing so - an over reliance on antibiotics for example.

    I liked everything about the exhibition. That is apart from the 'what would the Neanderthals look like today part', which basically consisted of a five foot wax model of Jack Straw.
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  • Day1

    2 hours to take off

    February 11, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    2h Stopover in Düsseldorf legt einen Kaffee nahe, der bei einem Preis von 4,40€ kaum zu schlucken ist. Mit 6,90€ für ein belegtes Brötchen haben sie am Flughafen DUS preislich ganz hoch ins Regal gegriffen. Schon sind wir nicht mehr hungrig... gut, dass Mutti Kekse eingepackt hat... Drama, Lama!!!

  • Day8

    Die letzten Vorbereitungen

    September 10, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Der letzte Arbeitstag liegt hinter uns und die Koffer sind so gut wie gepackt. Morgen geht es nach Holland ans Meer, bevor der Flieger am Montag nach London/Los Angeles abgehebt. Der Urlaub naht mit grossen Schritten 😎🇺🇸

  • Day1


    August 21, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Das ist Vincent, der sich schon sehr auf unsere gemeinsame Kreuzfahrt mit der MS Albatros “Rund um Südafrika“ freut.

    Die neuen Koffer in quietschgelb und himmelblau gefallen ihm sehr gut, wie man sieht.

    Nach und nach trudeln immer mehr Informationen und Unterlagen von Phoenix ein. Unsere Kabinennummer auf der Albatros ist 4025, das ist weit vorn, damit uns die Wellen in den Schlaf wiegen.

    Auch das Hotel für den anschließenden Badeurlaub auf Mauritius ist bekannt. Wir werden im Hilton in Flic-en-Flac untergebracht. Das sieht auf den Bildern schon mal traumhaft aus.

    Ich zähle die Tage ... noch 78 und vertreibe mir die Zeit mit Planen und Recherchieren. Ich kenn mich in Südafrika also schon bestens aus. ;-)
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  • Day91

    Tiefenscharfe Fotosafari

    September 2, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Ich habe mir ein neues Handy gekauft. Das Huawei P9, weil es so eine tolle Kamera hat. Damit kann man sogar Photos mit Tiefenschärfe machen.

    Deshalb haben wir uns heute Mittag aufgemacht und ein paar Fotos in Neviges geschossen.

    Dies ist das Ergebnis.

  • Day2

    Bank & Versicherung

    August 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Erst mal ab dem Tag X alle Versicherungen und Rentenversicherungen die man nicht braucht stilllegen. Kann man problemlos für ein Jahr ruhen lassen, kostet nur einen Unterschrift.

    Die Haftpflicht gehört natürlich zu den Versicherungen die man nie nie nie abwählt!

    Der Dank geht an unseren Berater bei der Bank, es ist jedesmal ganz ungezwungen und wunderbar bei Ihnen!Read more

  • Day2

    Stellplatz für heute in Velbert

    August 31, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Haben nun unseren heutigen Übernachtungsplatz gefunden.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kreis Mettmann, Distrikto Mettmann, Distrito de Mettmann, Arrondissement de Mettmann, Circondario di Mettmann, Powiat Mettmann, میٹمان, Districtul Mettmann, 梅特曼县

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