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  • Day12

    Weiskirchen, Germany!

    July 8, 2016 in Germany

    4th country in 3 days :) The stopover is lovely, quiet with shade and grass beside the bays so we can sit out with Pop.

    The stunning artificial lake is just 100m walk away, with swallows nesting in the eves of the covered boardwalk and a winding 'English Country Garden' climbing the slope towards the town. The smell of lavender, hum of bees and flitting colour of the many butterflies overtake the senses in this garden. We used a one of the seating areas that projected out over the lake to do Yoga/Pilates/Yogalates on Saturday morning.

    Will went to 'get supplies' and contribute to the local economy as the stopover was once again free. He came back with some 500ml bottles of beer for 32 cents each, bot much of a contribution but they were tasty!
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  • Day464

    Biodiversum, Schengen pt 2

    October 3, 2017 in Germany

    There were just too many photos we wanted to share with you so this footprint has a 'part 2'.

  • Day299

    Day 300: Volklingen Ironworks

    December 11, 2017 in Germany

    Last Heritage site in Trier today! Because we were heading to an ironworks, dogs weren't permitted anywhere on the premises so Schnitzel had to stay home on his own - a fairly rare event these days! Down the street to the bus stop where we caught the bus to the station, then an hour's train ride to Volklingen. As nice as it is to have him travel with us, it was really relaxing to travel without him - not having to worry about him barking at wheely suitcases, or other dogs, or the ticket inspectors, or anything else.

    Arrived at Volklingen at headed over to the ironworks, which is absolutely immense. It was founded in the 1880s and operated for about a hundred years, during which time the owners streamlined the process to include smelting operations, blast furnaces and coking ovens too. So they could essentially just import raw materials, and ship out finished products. At one point it was the largest steel-making operation in Germany, and probably Europe too. When it shut down in 1986, the local government decided it was too expensive to dismantle, and that most of it wasn't worth salvaging. Eventually it made it on the world heritage list since it's so well preserved, and essentially unchanged.

    We bought tickets and started wandering around - a little lost at first since the map was a bit confusing (it didn't show different floors for some reason!?), and there was one section roped off. Very quiet, we were almost the only people there. I was actually really enjoying it, just a huge facility with pipes and beams and wires and machinery poking out everywhere. In some parts, nature had started to reclaim the area, so you'd get buildings with all of the windows broken and trees growing out. Very atmospheric and post-apocalyptic!

    Climbed up a couple of hundred steps to the panoramic viewpoint where you could see back to the town, across the whole site and to nearby factories as well - and the local nuclear plant. Always surprised to find these in Germany, but they're actually in the process of phasing them out (renewable energy is booming, and after Fukushima the German government decided they didn't want any further risks.

    Finished up our tour and filming after a couple of hours, briefly had a look in the exhibit of Incan treasures (one huge manufacturing building was now an exhibition hall) then headed for the station. 15 minutes to the train, so we quickly ran across to a nearby mall and found a bakery selling baguettes, since it was well past lunchtime. Hurried back to the station where the train was now running late, but eventually made it back to Trier.

    Bus ride back home, where Schnitzel was very happy to see us. He'd been well behaved, probably because his bed was directly on the heated floors! Stayed in for the evening, and had frozen flammkuchen for dinner which we'd bought at the supermarket earlier.
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  • Day16

    Senigallia /Ancona

    September 23 in Germany

    Morgens kurz vor sieben mit einem wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang am Meer geweckt und der Tisch war schon gedeckt😍. Zwar ohne Kaffee aber trotzdem sehr gut. Den Kaffee trinken wir dann bei unserem Ausflug nach Ancona. Eine schöne kleine Stadt die auch noch an diesem Tag eine Oldtimerausstellung bietet. Bene kann gar nicht genug vom fotografieren bekommen. Ist ja auch echt toll alte Autos zu sehen, die super gepflegt sind und man sie mit gewissen Dingen in Verbindung bringen kann. Richtung Hafen bemerkt man erst so richtig das heisse Wetter. Okay Bene fühlt sich wohl, findet dann auch allein noch ein Geocash, da ich unbedingt Schatten brauche 😅😎
    Abends wieder in Senigallia an der Strandpromenade ein unscheinbares Lokal gefunden, hat gut geschmeckt.
    Benedict geht abends dann noch aufs Hoteldach in den WhirlPool..... Mir wieder zu warm😂
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  • Day17

    Torre Pedrea

    September 24 in Germany

    Mal wieder Koffer gepackt am Morgen und nun nach Rimini /San Marino weiter. Was gibt es dort?.... Ikea.. meine Augen strahlen und ich derigiere Bene dorthin, schließlich haben wir ja Hunger 😋
    Nach dem Schnausen durchs Möbelhaus und ein gutes Steak noch schnell mit Maxims Wal ein Bild im Ikea machen und weiter geht's Richtung Hotel. Das erste mal dass es regnet, richtig regnet. Am Hotel angekommen.... DER WAL IST WEG... OH GOTT 😭
    Mein Schatz fährt nochmal zurück zu Ikea, vielleicht ist er ja noch da und wartet auf uns..... und JA er hat sich nicht von der Stelle bewegt und Ulrike kann sich ein paar Freudentränen nicht erwehren 😥😅🐳. Nun aber wieder schnell zurück und im Hotel einchecken. Es regnet auch nicht mehr. Dafür bleibt der Wind, schon heftig dass man abends im Straßenlicht meint, es würde schneien..
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Saarland, Sarre, سارلاند, Saarland suyu, Саар, Саарланд, জারল্যান্ড, زارلاند, Sársko, Saarlandska, Σάαρλαντ, Sarlando, Saarimaa, Saarlun, Saarlân, An tSárlainn, חבל הסאר, सारलैंड, Saarska, Posaarska, Saar-vidék, ザールラント州, ზაარლანდი, 자를란트 주, Saravia, Saro kraštas, Zāra, Сар, Заарланд, जारलांड, सारल्यान्ड, Saarlande, ਜ਼ਾਰਲਾਂਡ, Saarlond, Saara, سارلینڈ, Posarje, Сарланд, Saarlound, Saar, รัฐซาร์ลันด์, Sarlän, 沙亞, 薩爾蘭

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