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  • Day7


    August 19 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Many consider Weimar to be a cultural center of Germany. This relatively small town has an outsized reputation. It was here that the first constitution was proclaimed, creating the Weimar Republic after world war 1 and the collapse of the imperial government. That occurred at the theater building in the 1st picture. The 2nd picture is the Rathaus located on Markt Square.
    Part of the importance of Weimar are the famous people who lived here. Picture 3 is Schiller's house. Picture 4 is Franz Liszt's house. Picture 5 is Bauhaus University. The Bauhaus movement was begun here by Gropius. Other important residents include Nietzsche, Goethe, Herder and more.
    The last picture captures a glimpse of the big city park, Park an der Ilm.
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  • Day57


    October 21, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Nach Berlin und Leipzig sind wir nun in der wunderschönen, geschichtsträchtigen Kleinstadt Weimar angekommen. Heute haben wir einen Bummel durch die Stadt gemacht. Morgen gehts ins Bauhausmuseum. Wir geniessen die letzte Woche unserer langen Reise.Read more

  • Day59


    October 23, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Die Stolpersteine sind ein Mahnmal wider des Vergessens. Der deutsche Künstler und Bildhauer Gunter Demnig verlegt die Stolpersteine in ganz Europa. Sie erinnern an die ermordeten Menschen in der NS-Zeit. Die von uns fotografierten Stolpersteine stammen aus Skandinavien und Deutschland.
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  • Day1

    Berlin | Weimar, Start!

    October 25, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wir starten! 😎 Suza hat mich in Weimar eingesammelt und nach einer Nacht bei Muddi und einem Selfie (danke für deinen Support!!! ❤❤❤) sind wir jetzt endlich on the road! 😃😃😃
    Richtung Frankreich

    Eleblu-darlington Mawuli

    Enjoy your trip.

    on the road to Ghana

    Thank you Dr. Mawuli, for all your support!! 🙂👍❤

  • Day285

    Day 286: South to Weimar

    November 27, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Back on the road, and not particularly sorry to leave Dessau. It's a long way from the tourist trail, aside from people doing world heritage site visits I guess, and it shows. Made the annoying walk across to the station one last time, caught the train up to Magdeburg, then another train out to Weimar - a city that's surprisingly important to German heritage.

    Arrived around 12:30pm and had lunch at the station McDonalds to kill time, before heading to our Airbnb. Host Markus was waiting for us and happy for us to check in early, so we dropped our bags, basked in the warmth briefly and then headed back out.

    First stop was the Bauhaus university, where the first Bauhaus school was originally located. Finished up our video here, though it wasn't particularly interesting since the main building pre-dates Bauhaus architectural style. Not a whole lot to see sadly.

    Also went for a wander through the old town to get the lay of the land, as we'd need to do some filming here over the next day or so. Weimar was home to a real German cultural hub in the late 18th century - it was home to Goethe, Schiller and Herder among many others, and not long prior it had been a centre for music too - home to Franz Liszt and (briefly) JS Bach. In the 20th century there were the Bauhaus connections, and Germany's first constitutional republic - the so-called Weimar Republic - was declared here. The centre of town is a World Heritage site, mainly for the late 18th century cultural impact of Goethe, Schiller and the rest.

    So we had a look at the nice buildings and squares, though didn't really do much filming. They aren't looking quite as nice as usual, sadly, since the Christmas markets are starting tomorrow and there's work vans everywhere. Satisfied with our afternoon of ambling, we headed home with some supplies to cook.
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    Trish Forrester

    Seems a little odd for these statesmen to be ....In an ice rink!

    Joel Baldwin

    It's a temporary thing for the Christmas markets

  • Day286

    Day 287: Classical Weimar

    November 28, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Time to do a video about Weimar! It was supposed to be sunny today, but all we could see was drizzle. Waited until 10am for it to clear up, but no luck. So off we went, into the rain. Filmed at various places around the town, including Goethe's house, Schiller's house, and a few other spots. Had lunch at the Christmas markets which had opened today - interesting to see the difference between these and the far more kid-focused ones at Dessau. Also interesting to see the difference between these local markets, and what I remember of the larger tourist markets in Munich and Vienna from our last trip.

    More wandering and filming after lunch, eventually ending up in the large park designed by Goethe where it had happily stopped raining. Nice little place, Weimar - it feels very much like a student town, with a large university making up the majority of the population. It must be a real centre for music as well, since I constantly saw people wandering around with instrument cases.

    Headed home and relaxed for a few hours, before having an early dinner of gnocchi and heading back out to the Christmas markets. Filled up the edges with sausages and sweet treats, and of course gluhwein. No snow, but it was definitely below zero and felt it. It's nice that most of the places have fires for heating, but it does unfortunately mean you go home smelling like a chimney!
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    Trish Forrester

    I love exploring this type of town!

    Trish Forrester

    Maybe he's waiting for skates from santa

    Trish Forrester

    Looks like a nice place to visit

  • Day287

    Day 288: Day off in Weimar

    November 29, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Since the Weimar WHS comprises of quite a few buildings, museums and so on, we'd originally allocated two days to get all the filming done. Or one and a half days, I suppose, since daylight hours are in such short supply at the moment. But we'd filmed 95% of what we needed yesterday, so just finished off a couple of things in the morning.

    The main visit we wanted to make was to the Duchess Anna Amalia library, a beautiful Rococo library building in the palace. The Duchess in question was a big patron of the arts, and one of the driving forces behind the cultural goings-on in the city. It's one of the most impressive libraries in the world, with over a million volumes of old books and folios. An original Luther bible, an original Shakespeare folio and so on. Though a big chunk of the collection was lost and/or damaged during a fire in 2004, just weeks before the books were due to be moved to a new secure facility.

    It's funny, you often read about devastating fires that happened a long time ago, but to see video footage of one happening so recently, and firemen in modern outfits spraying foam at stacks of ancient books - very sad. But we grabbed an early lunch around 11:30 at the Christmas markets, then headed for home where we stayed the rest of the day.

    Headed out to the Christmas markets again for dinner - this time I had a kartoffelpuffen which is basically just a potato schnitzel covered with apple sauce. It was .. interesting. Though the banana dipped in milk chocolate I had to follow it up was excellent, as was the enormous chimney cake!
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    Trish Forrester

    How absolutely beautiful! You are so lucky to be visiting these places (meaning I'm rather envious)

    Trish Forrester

    A cake of a different name but smells just as sweet?

    Trish Forrester


  • Day9

    Weimar die Stadt von Schiller und Goethe

    September 4 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nach dem hula hop Reifen schlendern wir durch die Straßen von Dresden. Auf einem Platz in der Sonne frühstücken wir mit Büfett. Mit vielen anderen Touristen besuchern wir die Frauenkirche, leider nur von außen, den Zwinger, das Schloss und vieles mehr. Mit dem Womo fahren wir in die gegenüberliegende Neustadt. Dort findet ein christopher street day statt. Viele junge Menschen laufen ohne Abstand oder Maske durch die Straßen. Wir wollen uns die Kunstszene in der Görlitzer Straße, die Ponds Molkerei und die Markthalle anschauen. Wir testen die Watzke Brauerei und besuchen einen Keramikmarkt.
    Gegen Abend erreichen wir Weimar. Viel Musik und viele Menschen ist in den Gassen unterwegs. Mehrere Restaurants sind ausgebucht.
    Wir essen phantastisch in einem koreanischen Restaurant, San.
    In dem Künstlergarten lassen wir den Abend bei live Musik ausklingen. Es ist heute Abend recht kühl und wir sind froh als wir wieder im warmen Womo sitzen.
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  • Day3

    Freizeit in Weimar

    August 21 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Nach der Führung durch den Park war Zeit für die eigene Erkundung der Stadt. Danach ging es in die Gasthausbrauerei Felsenkeller aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, wo wir nach einer interessanten Führung auch ein leckeres Abendessen (superzarter Schweinebraten mit Rotkraut und Klößen) bekamen. Das Bier war köstlich.Read more

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