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  • Day8

    Maarten Luther

    July 27 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Ik ben vanmiddag aangekomen in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Een kleine 50 kilometer van Dessau af. Hieronder een stukje geschiedenis/informatie:

    “De toevoeging Lutherstadt, naar de reformator Maarten Luther, dateert uit 1932. De relatief kleine stad dankt haar bekendheid aan het feit dat ze vaak beschouwd wordt als de plaats waar de Reformatie begonnen is. In de stad bevinden zich onder meer de Slotkerk, waar Luther zijn 95 stellingen aan de deur zou hebben genageld” - bron Wikipedia.

    Ik was hier rond 2 uur dus had genoeg tijd om de stad te bekijken. Naast het kijken moest ik winkelen. Ik ben namelijk door mijn onderbroeken heen 😂. Ook is het wassen van mijn sportshirtjes geen succes, daarom ook gelijk een sportshirt gescoord!

    Oja en zometeen de Duitse dames aanmoedigen 🇩🇪🇫🇷 !
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    Eef Post

    mooie stad en leerzaam zo'n fietstocht zo ben je weer helemaal op de hoogte van reformatie en kleren wassen 😉

    Ivette Beltman

    Hoi Jelle, wat een reis! Prachtig om te zien waar je bent. Zet hem op!👍🏻 Groetjes Ivette

    Martha Bos

    Mooi! Luther en ondergoed...;-)

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  • Day6

    Bordjes volgen

    July 25 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    De reis naar Berlijn loopt voorspoedig. Althans zo lijkt het, want er zijn situaties die de reis vertragen🧵:

    - Met veel zon heb ik mijn petje op (bedankt Mitchel voor het lenen/houden). Na een beklimming van een berg komt het mooiste gedeelte, namelijk de afdaling. Tijdens het dalen geniet ik intens van de snelheid die ik maak. Ik werp ook altijd een blik naar mijn kilometerteller om te zien hoe hard ik ga. Na een veel te hoge berg is het enige wat mij op de been houdt de daling die eraan komt. Zo’n daling is fantastisch en de snelheid ook. Het persoonlijke record is nu 54 km/u. Ik daal overigens alleen met veel snelheid op overzichtelijke stukken. Door de tegenwind vliegt vaak mijn petje van mijn hoofd en aangezien ik niet gelijk kan en wil stoppen, moet ik altijd terug om mijn petje op te halen.

    - Met de bordjes, het Europa-radweg boekje, telefoon met de online route en Google Maps zou je onmogelijk verkeerd kunnen rijden. Het gebeurt mij elke dag wel een paar keer. Als ik even naar de omgeving kijk of mijn waterfles pak of totaal iets anders aan het doen ben mis ik bordjes. Vooral als het tempo fijn fietst of de omgeving adembenemend is fiets ik stug door. Na een paar minuten vraag ik mij dan wel af waar de bordjes zijn. Vervolgens open ik de online route en dan zie ik de rode lijn ergens boven in beeld en mijn groene stipje daar heel ver vandaan en dat resulteert in terugfietsen.

    - De positieve vertragingen zijn natuurlijk de mooie plekken waar ik even stop om het te bekijken!

    Ps: foto met petje is na een berg OP 😜
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    Femke Post

    Wel idd de bordjes volgen haha 😂

    Tim Heidekamp

    54 km/h???!! Wauw! Dat is serieus!

    Martha Bos

    Dat gaat écht hard! Zonder helm...!

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  • Day6

    The first five days

    May 29 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Nils and I are on our first trip to Germany in four years. Our flight from Chicago to London was delayed, and we missed our connecting flight to Berlin. The plan was to rent a car in Berlin and drive west to Tübingen to attend Nils's cousin Claus's birthday. Nils had the brilliant idea to ask for a flight to Frankfurt instead, which would have saved us three hours, except for the fact that we were caught in a massive bottleneck (over 20 km of stop and go traffic). Once in Tübingen, though, smooth sailing: a delicious breakfast in a French café ("Tartes Cézanne"), a leisurely walk around town, coffee in Claus's garden before lunch at a ritzy restaurant, followed by dessert and drinks on a barge down the river Neckar. Tübingen is a medieval town in the state of Baden-Württemberg with a major university where Claus was a physicist. Nils connected with his cousin, nephews and nieces, while I did a lot of listening and observing. The next day, May 27, we drove to the neighboring region of Franconia in the state of Bavaria, to Würzburg. This is a gorgeous medieval town dating from the 7th century. We visited the Residence of the Prince-Electors (Bishops), an over-the-top Baroque palace that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we went to the 16th cent. bridge over the river Main, super crowded, reminiscent of similar bridges in Prague, Florence, etc. It started to rain, so we scurried to a tavern with beer on tap. The same day we drove to another state, Thuringia, to spend a couple of days at Weimar, a small town with an outsize cultural reputation as the home of Goethe, Schiller, Herder, and most important to the music lover that I am, Franz Liszt. The day started with breakfast at a lovely café run by a certified master pastry chef (Stephan Rose), across from the Gothic Church of Saints Peter and Paul, notable for a famous painting by Cranach (father and son), a Triptych depicting the Crucifixion. We visited Liszt's house and had lunch at "Zum schwarzen Bären" (there's an obsession with bears in this area), after which we headed to the Bauhaus Museum (the School was founded in Weimar). The museum closed at 6 pm, and since the night was young (it doesn't get dark until about 10 pm) we strolled through the beautiful Ilm Park, one of the numerous World Heritage sites in Weimar. Today, May 29, we drove to Quedlinburg, a 9th cent. town, one of the first to convert to Lutheranism, despite the fact that the founding queen, Mathilda, is a Catholic saint. King Henry I, the first German ruler after he kicked out the Franks (who had founded the town), became an emblem of "Germanness" during the Nazi period. The entire town was spared bombing during WWII and since its architecture survived, has become a World Heritage site (the third in a row on this trip). Speaking of the Nazis, their presence is inescapable. The famous "Stolpersteine" (stumbling stones -- bronze plaques built into the sidewalk in front of the homes of Jews sent to concentration camps) remind the living of the suffering of others. Now we are in Magdeburg, the capital of the state of Sachsen-Anhalt, a town that was destroyed during the war and became part of the DDR. A slab of the Berlin Wall stands next to a monument to German Unity erected after 1989. Today is Sunday and everything was closed, but we did some walking and saw the 13th cent. Cathedral, the oldest Gothic church in Germany. Tomorrow after breakfast we'll go in and see more of the town, after which we'll drive through the Harz mountains and head toward Goslar (more medieval stuff on the menu).Read more

    Sounds amazing, Irene! Not getting dark until about 10:00 PM was my experience in Paris when I was there in May three years ago -- it meant that we, too, stayed out late. In reading up on those Medieval German Abbesses, I see that they had a lot of power. Can you understand German? [Diana]

    5/30/22Reply
    Irene Jacobsen

    My German language skills are as follows: I understand simple statements and directions; I can tell what people are discussing most of the time, if it's everyday stuff; when the topic is too specific (as one of Nils's cousins, a microbiologist, explaining how vaccines work), forget it. After a few weeks I can say and understand more, but then it's time to go back home. Were you able to see the pictures? Laurie said she was not.

    5/31/22Reply

    Sounds wonderful!X [Lorraine]

    5/30/22Reply
    Irene Jacobsen

    Lorraine, we're enjoying ourselves tremendously and we're eating like kings! Hopefully we won't gain weight because we walk it all off every day. We're so tired at night that we're also sleeping very well.

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  • Day156

    Barbados-Deutschland

    December 7, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Wir sind wieder gut gelandet und wünschen allen eine schöne und hoffentlich schneereiche Weihnachtszeit. 🎄 Von oben sah es streckenweise schon herrlich weiß aus.
    Für uns startet die letzte Etappe dann am 31.12- Hamburg und Helgoland. Vielleicht sehen wir sogar ein paar Heuler auf Deutschlands einziger Hochseeinsel. Ihr werdet es hier erfahren. 🦭Read more

  • Day4

    Bye Berlín

    July 29 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Pegamos la vuelta a lo de Vik y ya empezamos a prepararnos para el viaje en Motorhome!
    Esta escapada a Berlín fue genial, caminamos un montón y nos divertimos muchos. Ya estamos más acomodados al horario de acá 🙌🏻
    Les compartimos algunas fotos de hoy!
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    Bernardo Andrés Arocena

    vamoooos!!!! a meter kmts!!

    Viviana Fernandez

    Hermoso viajero de la abu !!❤️

    A no aflojar!!!!!!!!!!!! [Eduardo]

     
  • Day237

    Ich bin verliebt in Hundertwasser

    June 9, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Durch Zufall erfahren wir von dem letzen von Friedensreich Hundertwasser entworfenem Haus "Grüne Zitadelle" in Magdeburg. Da wir in der Nähe auf einem Stellplatz stehen, werden die Räder klar gemacht und los gehts. Das Gebäude befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe zum Dom und ist schnell gefunden. Als wir staunend in den Innenhof gehen startet gerade eine Führung und wir dürfen noch mit. Super, läuft. Diese ca. 1 stündige Führung war super interessant, kurzweilig und sehr empfehlenswert. Man erfährt eine Menge über Hundertwasser und seinen Motivationen und über dieses Haus im Besonderen. Die Mietpreise sind überings ortsüblich und liegen bei 10.00 € pro qm.
    Es gab so viele Infos, die kann ich hier unmöglich alle wiedergeben. Aber es gibt ja Tante Google.😉 https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grüne_Zitadelle…
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  • Day236

    Endlich wieder Meer und Kilimandscharo

    June 8, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Unsere Reise führt uns weiter zum Steinhuder Meer.
    Hier waren wir schon ein paar Mal und immer hat es uns gut gefallen. Diesmal haben wir wieder etwas Neues entdeckt. Es gibt auf dem Wasser eine Postboje. Einmal in der Woche wird dort vom Segelclub Garbsen die Post abgeholt. Die Briefmarken bekommen sogar einen Sonderstempel. Tja, aber wie kommen wir dort hin?
    Ja klar, mit einem 🚤 Elektroboot. Schnell noch einen Brief an unseren kleinen Lieblingsmenschen schreiben und los geht's. Ganz schön windig und einige Wellen mitten auf dem See. Mit dem Fernglas immer schön Ausschau nach der Boje halten. Da,.... entdeckt. Nun an der Boje anlegen, Brief einwerfen und.....ach ja, ins Logbuch des vorhandenen Caches eintragen. Schon geht es zurück. Oh je, jetzt gegen Wind und Wellen. Das Wasser spritzt uns ordendlich ins Gesicht. 😂 Es hat trotzdem riesigen Spass gemacht.
    Ein weiteres Highlight war eine Radtour zum Kilimandscharo. Dieser Berg ist beim Abbau von Salz entstanden und hat von den Einheimischen diesen lieb gemeinten Spitznamen erhalten. Hat doch wirklich Ähnlichkeit, oder?
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    Anka Goette-Dost

    Hallo, das sieht nach viel Spaß aus 😀👍

    6/10/20Reply
    Elke Steinseifer

    Wasser Boje...irgendwie erinnert mich das an was :-))

    6/14/20Reply
    BärenWeck

    Ja stimmt, da war doch mal was. 🤣

    6/14/20Reply
     
  • Day30

    Ilsenburg

    August 11 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Our hotel in the National Park Harz at Ilsenburg was a former NVA barracks, and the whole area was a former NVA training ground - we hadn't realised that Ilsenburg was almost sitting on the old East/West German border. We were able to walk right out of the door of the hotel (after a fabulous, included, breakfast) and begin our walk. The highest point of the Harz Mountains is Brocken. We didn't head up here as the pictures didn't look great, but instead plotted a route through scenic points around it. We passed a number of snakes, dragonflies and birds, although the forest apparently also has lynxes. The path itself was well worn, following for most of the morning concrete slab road that was probably part of the training area. We were surrounded for most of the day by at least some views of dead trees, which apparently was part of the natural cycle of the park. The reservoir we walked to was part of the old border, and even had a remaining DDR post there. From here to the ranger station was quite open and therefore hot under the 34° sun. We recovered with a radler at the ranger station and collected a few more stamps, that mark the various walks throughout the park. To head back, we followed the Ilse river, and gained the cover of the forest again. By the time we completed the loop back to the hotel we'd covered more than 22km and I'd done more than 37,000 steps.

    Beer Index (Ilsenburg) €5.10/0.5l (hotel)
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  • Day29

    Wernigerode

    August 10 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    A bit of an adventure off the rails this morning as the middle section of our trip was a rail replacement bus service (Halberstadt-Wernigarode). To be fair it was relatively painless, but the bus itself was absolutely packed!

    Wernigarode sits on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains, with a fairytale castle sitting above the town. The town itself is full of gothic and half-timbered houses which are immaculate and quaint...but do give the whole town a 'film set' quality that makes it seem not quite real. Nonetheless, it is beautiful, and was a nice place to sit and have a pint after the bus journey.

    Our hotel for the night was in the next town along, just 10 minutes by train - the small town of Ilsenburg. This too was nestled in the mountainside but was far less touristy and felt rather more authentic, albeit small! We're stopping off to take advantage of its location on the edge of the Harz National Park for a bit of hiking tomorrow. The whole region has a fab hiking path called the Witches Trail, but we need about a week to do that, sadly. We also passed a cake/pretzel van - literally, like an ice cream van he pulled up on a road side, tooted his horn and people came out to buy!

    Beer Index (Wernigerode) - €5.40/0.5l
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  • Day3

    Verso il Nord della Germania

    August 5 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Sempre in 🛣...viaggio lungo, faticoso sembra quasi non finire mai...
    Ancora 484 km...velocità di crociera 100 km/h cielo grigio e nuvoloso temperature decisamente più fresche...si respira..☁️☁️🌤🌤

You might also know this place by the following names:

Saxony-Anhalt, Sachsen-Anhalt, ساكسونيا أنهالت, Саксония-Анхалт, জ্যাক্সোনি-আনহাল্ট, ساکسۆنیا-ئەنھالت, Σαξωνία-Άνχαλτ, Saksio-Anhalto, Sajonia-Anhalt, زاکسن-آنهالت, Saksi-Anhalt, Saxe-Anhalt, Saksen-Anhalt, An tSacsain-Anhalt, Sagsainn-Anhalt, Sahoña-Anhalt, Saksen-Aanhoalt, סקסוניה-אנהלט, सैक्सोनी-एन्हाल्ट, Saksko-Anhaltska, Szász-Anhalt, Սաքսոնիա-Անհալթ, Saxland-Anhalt, Sassonia-Anhalt, ザクセン=アンハルト州, საქსონია-ანჰალტი, 작센안할트 주, Saxonia-Anhaltium, Saksonija-Anhaltas, Саксон-Анхальт, जाक्सन-आनहाल्ट, Sassen-Anholt, Saksonia-Anhalt, سیکسنی آنہالٹ, Saxônia-Anhalt, Саксония-Анхальт, Sasko-Anhaltsko, Saška-Anhalt, Саксонија-Анхалт, รัฐแซกโซนี-อันฮัลต์, Saksonya-Anhalt, Саксонія-Ангальт, زاکسن-آنہالت, זאקסן-אנהאלט, 薩克遜-雁候, 萨克森-安哈尔特

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