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Aug 27, 2018 - DAY 11 - Warnemunde

Day 11 - Warnemunde, Germany After sailing westwards keeping fairly close to the Finnish and Swedish coastlines yesterday, we headed south overnight, and at 7am this morning we docked in Warnemunde in north Germany. Most of today's excursions and recommended visits ignored Warnemunde, concentrating instead on more historic and picturesque places such as Rostock and Lubeck. We hadn't booked any of these, so at 10.30am we met up with Ros and Graham (who yesterday booked their next cruise!) and headed off to explore the delights of Warnemunde...

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May 25, 2018 - Friday

Dear all, Well we left Warnemundi last night and sailing up to Tallin today, arriving early tomorrow morning. Our room is between the two lifeboats, second row down below the blue bit. The blue bit is a glass sea walk out over the ship, looking down into the sea below. Will try for some photos of it. The weather has turned cold today. There is quite an icy wind blowing. Have done some washing and got it hanging on our verandah but think it will be frozen stiff and not dry well. Paul has returned from his talk on the port so we are off for...

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Our Big Trip

May 25, 2018 - Rest day again

Dear all, Will need to send 3 messages today today so the map shows our trip to Berlin so thought I would show the sunsets at 10.00 pm and after. The sunrise was about 5.00 am but you can see the sun was nearly up. Well will press on to take you to Berlin. Dianne

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Our Big Trip

Oct 15, 2017 - Cranes and Ruegen Island

We went to the northeast of Germany specifically to see the cranes that fly in from Poland on their way South. Anything we have read indicates that about 60,000 cranes land in the marshes in this area in October. We paid 36 euros to take a crowded tour boat (so crowded we had to sit outside in the wind and rain!) and after nearly two hours, saw three flocks of about 12 cranes each fly so far off in the distance we could hardly see them with the good binoculars! So, tired, cold, wet and disappointed we decided to cut our losses, give up on...

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Oct 9, 2017 - Sadly

Hi - Haven't been able to find anything particularly unpleasant or tragic about Wismar to share but I will continue to try. Once you pass into the old East Germany the change is obvious - poorer, less well kept, more likely to vote ... I'll let you figure that one out. There is some evidence that my remote ancestors migrated from Wismar at some point around the 13th century. However, Wismar is more noted for its remarkable red brick Gothic Cathedrals. While only one tower remains of the main Cathedral and another is still undergoing...

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Oct 6, 2017 - On To Rostock

Day 26 - Friday 6th October - Rostock, Germany The rain had stopped by morning so we set off around the harbour to visit the U-Boot Museum & the Historic Technical Museum. The U-Boot Museum was simply an old black Russian Submarine which is tied up alongside the quay & you get to clamber your way through from one end to the other. Interesting enough but a bit grubby with a few mannequin figures dressed in sailors uniforms lurking in the shadows. I went on to the nearby Historic Technical Museum to see the displays of the V1 & V2 rockets....

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The Baltic States

Oct 5, 2017 - Peenemunde

Day 25 - Thursday 5th October - Peenemunde Heavy rain showers during the night, pretty noisy on the roof. Consequently we were up early & on our way by 7.30am again. As it happened last night when I was researching our next stopover I discovered that a Peenemunde was virtually on our planned route so we headed there. I knew the name & thought, correctly as it turned out, that it had something to do with the V1 & V2 rockets that Germany developed towards the end of WW2. We stayed on the coast road to Swinoujscie just before the border with...

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The Baltic States

Aug 9, 2016 - Warnemunde, Germany

We docked in Warnemunde, Germany at 6:00 AM. Of the 11 tours available onboard 7 of them required a total time of 11.75 hours to go to Berlin and return. We decided to do our own tour to Schwerin to see the Schwerin Castle. Mark and Deb had checked out the train schedules and the train station was an easy walk from the Ship. We managed to get there and back without any problems. Some of the official tours, however, were not so lucky. All the Berlin tours were scheduled to start at 6:00 or so but there was a problem getting Immigration...

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Cruise of the Baltic

May 30, 2016 - Berlin in Four Hours

Monday May 30 We arrived at a railway station (Ostbahnhof) in Berlin and were given a bus tour which we, or at least Heather, was not expecting. As an introduction to the tour, our guide (Jens) explained that when the Berlin Wall was in place, the total distance it travelled around the city was 155 kilometres. Our trip started in old East Berlin. With exception of several display sites, the wall was torn down in 1989. Throughout the city, the route of the wall (where it is not still presented) is indicated in the sidewalks or streets by a...

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May 25, 2016 - Warnemunde and Rostock, Germany

Arrived early this morning at the port of Warnemunde. Very foggy. This is about 3 hours your train from Berlin. We took a shorter train trip to Rostock. Lots of graffiti on the buildings beside the train tracks. This is truly a lovely city with many beautiful buildings. Wandered along the shopping street and had a hot dog and ice cream cone for lunch. Ice cream not as good as Denmark or Norway but I still ate it (of course). Meals are a lot cheaper to purchase here. We took a cruise back to Warnemunde later in the day and walked along the...

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Jun 1, 2014 - Bad Doberan and Kuhlunsborn

Today we headed east once again, this time to the town of Bad Doberan. The town developed in the early 1800’s into a spa resort and favoured by the Dukes of Mecklenburg who spent their summers there. Although the town shows some signs of its former glory the main purpose of the visit was the Minster of Bad Doberan. This enormous church was dedicated in 1368 and considered the crowning glory of high Gothic architecture and in the history of Mecklenburg. The first abbey in Mecklenburg was founded on this site in 1171. The abbey seen today is...

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May 30, 2014 - Another walk along the Baltic coast

Another glorious day so we decided we would put on our walking boots once again. This time we decided to explore the coast east of Wismar starting from a place called Rerik. Driving through the countryside to Rerik it felt as if we were back in Prince Edward Island, Canada with beautiful rolling farmland and pretty sea inlets. From Rerik after morning coffee for Tony (he gets grumpy if he doesn’t have his morning latte!) and a bit of a search to find the cliff path we headed east. The path was suppose to be in places for walkers only but...

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