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May 29, 2014 - Walk along the Baltic Sea coast

Today was a public holiday in Germany so anywhere you went was busy. We decided to head to the coast from Wismar to find a walk. The sun was back today with clear blue skies and a light wind. We went to the town of Boltenhagen on the coast. The first part was along the promenade of the town which was very busy but once we were clear of the town we met fewer people although there was assailers and model airplanes enthusiasts both using the good thermals along the cliffs By the time we returned to the car we realised we had walked a good five...

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May 28, 2014 - Schwerin Schloss

We woke up to cold, grey and windy weather. After the heat of the last few weeks it felt cold. We decided we would head south to the town Schwerin the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and hoped the weather would improve. The old town was OK but not that impressive. However the main purpose of visiting the town was to visit the Schloss Schwerin. The palace seen today was built between 1845 and 1857 when the then Duke of Mecklenburg Paul Friedrich Franz II decided to move his court from Ludwigslust further south. The castle sits on an...

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May 26, 2014 - Move to Wismar

Today we left Soltau and headed north and slightly east once again. We had to drive round Hamburg but despite road works we had no delays. We had contacted a stellplatz in Wismar who said they could take us. We arrived to find the stellplatz was very busy but they had reserved a large spot for us so we were OK. We noticed later that there was a number of motorhomes coming in who couldn't find a space so we were glad we had contacted them. We will stay here for a week as there is a Germany public holiday on the 29 May and places will be very...

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May 26, 2014 - Wismar

From the stellplatz we were less than half a mile from the old town of Wismar. Wismar has had a chequered history. It was one of the first towns in the Hanseatic League due to its deep and protected port. During the 13th and 14th centuries it was a flourishing town, with important woollen factories. The town was snatched by the Swedes in 1648 and became the southern administrative centre of Sweden for this area of their empire. In 1803 Sweden pledged both town and lordship to Mecklenburg for 1,258,000 Riksdaler, reserving, however, the...

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Sep 3, 2013 - Rostock

Today it's time to head out of city, after breakfast I am on my way to the local railway station, and a train north to Rostock on the Baltic coast, despite a local double desk train it's a nice journey and quiet train and after the city it's open countryside, I know the last few weeks have been bad and I am exhausted, it's the first day I have had time to relax for months, I nod off to sleep more than once and it's not even 1000! Rostock railway station is at the end of a long road from the city a tram network connects under the station out...

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German travels

May 15, 2013 - taboo

When we say we want to see the world, that’s hardly an exaggeration, and when there’s a place that we are forbidden to see, we want to go there even more. Cuba is still on that list, but we have finally caught a glimpse of what used to be East Germany. We have vivid memories from 1979, when we took the train through the GDR (East Germany) to Berlin, stopping along the way for a frightening passport examination from the officials from the East. We wandered around East Berlin on foot, amazed and appalled by the fact that so little had been...

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Dec 10, 2012 - Lohme

Well my stay in Lohme turd out better than expected for 4 days i was the only tourist in the whole village the hotel where i was staying put an really big breakfast but their restaurant was closed till christmas so one of the others would open up and i would then have fright my way Thur the strong wind and snow to eat out on my own this area is in the old east Germany so no one speaks English so i would make animal sounds to order my food. Rugen island was in the old east,most of the Germany lowlands was in the east and it really is like...

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Dec 4, 2012 - Lohme

Well this trip is becoming more like day in the T.V show of the last of the summer wine I get a email the other night,I an 500 ks from Hamburg saying that the shipping line had for gotten about me and could i get to the boat by 4pm that day,I said that noway could i get their so the out come of this is that i now leave on christmas day and they have upgraded me to the owner suit that normally cost 5000 euros more for this trip. As i now have to fill in another 10+ days i an going to spend that time down in the Rhine river valley. AS you may...

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Dec 1, 2012 - Lauterbach

As i had more than 2 weeks to wait for the next boat and i could not afford to stay in Hamburg for this time so i found 2 places 1 week in each at the opposite ends of Ru gen island which is in the old eastern Germany in the Baltic sea best know for its nude beaches,but being me it is middle of winter. You should all know me well//// I can not be late i even go to the dentist early,so i buy my train ticket 2 days before hand the train leaves on platform 12 at 11.17 i an their at 10.45 waiting i wait and keep on waiting and their is 2 old...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Penkun, farm of dreams, my first workaway experience

Get ready, this is a good one. I am not sure why but not all the pics are shown in the paragraphs below so please use the see all pics option to make sure you see all of them. Thanks! Luckily Jan and Alex, my hosts were metal heads so the 3 weeks spent on their farm in Penkun, Germany were filled with metal music during work, meals and resting times. It was awesome. Alex's favorite band, In Flames, is my favorite band from Europe also....yeah for Gothenburg, Sweden. On the day I arrived, Jan picked me up at the train station and took me...

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Jul 11, 2011 - Warnemünde, Germany

The NCL Sun pulled into Warnemünde, Germany as Gaby joined Dad at the gym to continue his football conditioning. Mom and I slept in as usual; beauty like this doesn't just come naturally. We met up for a quick breakfast at the pool deck buffet. Finally at around 10:30, we got off the ship and started our mission to complete a self-guided tour of the port city. It took a good 20 minutes of walking up and down the dock for us to figure out we had to cross a tunnel to reach the boardwalk and the main part of the city.  We strolled through the...

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May 24, 2011 - Rostock, Germany

The weathermen promised us sunny and in the 60’s but it was cloudy and misty rain. Our tour was good. Antje, our guide, spoke English very well and we saw Rostock, which is now a very bustling, westernized city (as in TJMaxx, McDonalds and Burger King). But the Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz (Convent of the Holy Ghost-now a museum), the old walls, the Marienkirche, the Universitatsplatz (University square) are very interesting. We then went to a microbrewery where we got beer and pretzels and a free beer glass. And we took a ferry back to the...

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