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  • Day151

    Die windigen Berge von Tsfat

    January 31 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Heute haben wir im historischen ÖrtchenTsfat übernachtet, welches eine der vier heiligen Städte im Judentum ist. Der Ort ist zwar als Hippieenklave und Niederlassungsort für Künstler bekannt, aber hatte für uns nicht allzuviel zu bieten. Lediglich die Überreste einer Kreuzritterburg luden zum erkunden ein... Dabei blieb eine Frage bis jetzt unbeantwortet: Wieso musste der Club im Bunker schließen? 😜🍺Read more

  • Day10


    October 10, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    unsere fahrt nach jerusalem führte an der grenze jordaniens entlang. ein demolierter panzer am strassenrand lässt die geschichte im jordantal nicht vergessen. zum einen die trockene wüstenlandschaft und andererseits die grossen plantagen und paradisische campingplatze mit unzähligen palmen am see von genezareth, liessen diese strecke zu einem heissen ritt auf dem bike werden.Read more

  • Day4


    May 6, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Eigentlich nur zur Übernachtung gedacht, bin ich überrascht, wie schön die Stadt ist.

    Den Nachmittag habe ich frei und wandere durch die Gegend.

    Mit 2/3 Christen gibt es natürlich schöne Kirchen zu sehen, aber auch die 1/3 Muslime sind mit ihren Moscheen präsent, und wenn der Muezzin ruft, fühle ich mich an andere Länder erinnert.

    Viel gibt es vielleicht nicht zu sehen und da Ramadan ist, wirkt alles ein wenig verlassen. Grundsätzlich herrscht aber eine sehr schöne und ruhige Atmosphäre.

    In den Kirchen sind oft Reisegruppen Gläubiger, die die Mauern mit Gesang erfüllen.

    Und die Unterkunft ist ein Traum, genauso wie der Blick über die Stadt.

    Fast ein bisschen schade, dass ich nicht länger hier bin, obwohl es so viel dann auch nicht zu sehen gibt.
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  • Day5

    Das versunkene Schiff

    October 21, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Dieses Schiff wurde 🤔 1989 bei Niedrigstand des See's Genezareth gefunden und mit viel Geduld, Zeit und Aufwand geborgen. Aus verschiedenen Gegebenheiten ist sicher, das dieses Boot aus Jesu Zeiten stammt bzw. gebaut wurde....
    Es besteht aus 12 !!! verschiedenen Holzarten.

  • Day8

    Latrun and Nazareth

    November 26, 2019 in Israel ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We slept in because we were awake after 3 AM when it started to get chilly and we didn't have proper equipment. Luckily the sun warmed us quickly and we hit the water for a 15 minute swim to a salt island with a tree. Very instagrammable according to Julia ;) We put on mud masks and just relaxed a bit in the water. It was really fun as long you don't get any water in your eyes. Salt enough is already bad but together with sulfur it doesn't sound like something you'd like to try.
    Around midday we started moving in direction of the Mediterranean Sea and then up. On the way to Nazareth we stopped at a Monastery and some Crusader Castle ruins. The Monastery looked beautiful in the middle of the green lush garden. The Crusader Castle had been built by the Knights of the Temple and recently been used by the Jordan army in the Six-Days War. There also leads the Israel Trail along and we saw some hikers.
    It looked like a short drive from there to Nazareth but it led closely by Tel Aviv and we were stuck in traffic that we arrived almost 1 1/2 hours later. Not that we were on a schedule but it's annoying ;)
    Our hostel was pretty cool and we had the dorm rooms almost to ourselves. After settling in we took a walk through the streets...
    Everything of interest is within a 15 minute walk distance.
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  • Day9

    Sea of Galilea and Acre

    November 27, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    In the morning we went first back to the Church of the Annunciation because we couldn't get inside the previous day. It wasn't as interesting on the inside as the outside. Afterwards we had a quick drive up to a viewpoint but the view was rather underwhelming. The next stop on our tour was the Sea of Galilea with the biggest city Tiberias. We walked a bit along the promenade and then moved to the other stops along the Sea:
    - The Church of the Multiplication of Bread
    - Capernaum
    - Greek Orthodox Church
    They are quite close together so we saw the sights and by midday we drove on in direction of Safed, where there was supposed to be another Crusaders Castle but we didn't find it but we also didn't try very hard :D In the early afternoon we arrived in Akko, a charming little port town that used to be the capital of the Crusader State. It has a long and interesting story and one of the most Liberal Muslim cities in Israel.
    We went straight after our arrival to the walkway on the city walls to get an overview over the city. From there we visited the former headquarters of the Hospital Order. A similar branch like the Knights Templars but instead of the protection of the pilgrims they oriented on the housing and caring for them. The old city directly around the headquarters was restored and offered insights in the time from daily tasks, politics and culture. We spent more than two hours in there which is extraordinary for us in a museum.
    Afterwards we went straight to the port to see the sunset at the lighthouse. As soon as the sun set it got immediately pretty chilly but there was one more thing to see before going back to the hostel. The treasure tunnels of the Knights Templars. I've been fascinated by them since I was around fifteen years. I've read books on them and was curious about the things left behind. The tunnels were pretty cool, explaining about their history and for what they used the tunnel but also relatively short.

    For a proper end of the day we sat down on the rooftop terrace and enjoyed a beer with a view all over the city.
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  • Day10

    Acre, Haifa & back to Jerusalem

    November 28, 2019 in Israel ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    We had a lazy start in the day as we didn't really have a plan. We just walked through the town again after breakfast and then to another museum which was included in the combi ticket we had. I'm not going to recommend the "Treasures of the Wall Museum" :D
    Then we left this beautiful place in direction of Haifa just a 15 minute drive South. It's main sights are the Bahai Gardens and the German Colony. Even though I didn't plan on visiting the German Colony we still ended up there because it was right next to the Gardens. It belongs to a religion I've never heard of before, Bahaii. We got on a tour, the only way to enter the gardens, which lasted 1.5 hours, was in Hebrew and we needed to walk back up around the gardens... Nothing all too special.
    We had one more stop planned before driving back to Jerusalem, in Ceasara. A port town from the roman era and a National Park with these ruins. But unfortunately they already closed one hour before closing the park... So we couldn't even take a quick peek.
    We decided to have an early dinner before driving back to Jerusalem. We thought it would be nice to see the sunset meanwhile so we drove down to the beach. Surprisingly there was a roman aqueduct right there on the beach. Perfect spot for dinner!
    The drive back to Jerusalem took again pretty long and we were glad to have a place to stay.
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  • Day4


    April 8, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Magdala is a township on the Sea of Galilee where assumably Mary Magdalene lived. Visited an archaeological site where the township and synagogue is being excavated. It was discovered when a development for a massive hotel was started. Jesus and his disciples prob used this synagogue.

  • Day4

    Tel Dan - Lebanese Border

    April 8, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Went to Tel Dan and enjoyed a walk along the gushing waters that come from the springs here. The ruins of the "temple" in Dan were amazing. Walked along and saw the land of Lebanon in the distance. The hills were incredibly green.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Northern District, District nord, Meẖoz HaẔafon, Nord-Israel

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