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Apr 30, 2007 - ***Monday - a visit to Schleswig and more interesting Kiel Canal momentos

Hello all! As I mentioned a few days ago my paternal great grandparents are from the North Germany region called Schleswig-Holstein. I have in the past actually visited the city they were from on the west side of this region (the Atlantic side) called Husum. But today I visited the east side on the Baltic Sea side. Schleswig is a pretty city sitting on what is called a schlei - somewhat like a fjord.It is the longest Baltic Sea fjord. It is also a very old city beginning in 804AD. Across the schlei is Haddeby which was Hedeby a Viking...

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Apr 28, 2007 - ***Saturday - my new home for a few days Rendsburg on the North Sea Canal; largest after Suez and Panama

And then after Bremerhaven I drove south again to Bremen and then around Elbe River inlet and north through Hamburg to Rendsburg. In afterthought I think it would have been just as easy to go north from Bremerhaven to Cuxhaven, catch a ferry across the river Elbe and drive B roads to Rendsburg. Got in about 7PM, very nice accomodation. Took a walk in city, found post, bank, internet cafe, and steakhouse. Decided to have a ribeye and get some red meat. I've been taking my iron but haven't had alot of greens like spinach or red meat - good...

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Dec 15, 2006 - Christmas Markets in Hamburg

The second weekend of December saw us deserting Edinburgh's rain in a bid to get into the Christmas spirit (for some reason, fighting against gale force winds and sheets of damp just doesn't say 'season's greetings' to me). What better fix than a visit to the land that invented the Christmas tree? And so we ended up in Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, home of the phenomenon that is the German Christmas markets. Before coming over here I had no clue about the infamous Christmas Market, but from about mid-September onwards, our...

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Aug 21, 2006 - Item for HPA newsletter - Music thus far on our trip

LUBECK In the 15th century, Lubeck was dubbed "the lovely" and indeed that is how I would describe Lubeck in the 21st Century. It was pouring rain as we left Bremen, Germany and by-passed Hamburg to arrive in Lubeck still raiaing in the afternoon of 14 August. Our main purpose of visiting Lubeck was to catch up with our friend Herbert Thomsen who is staying with his nephew, Hans-Gunter Thomsen and his wife, Marita. What better day to arrive than on Herbert's 88th birthday and when we arrived the birthday celebrations were in full swing....

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Pat Moore Family

Aug 18, 2006 - Cruise: Kiel Canal [Germany]

A day on board today as we traverse the Kiel Canal from the North Sea at the entrance of the Elbe River in Germany on the west to the Baltic Sea at Kiel on the east coast. The canal is only some 100 metres wise se we see the countryside on both sides for about 8 hours while we eat, drink, read, watch a movie on TV and generally relax. It's a good break - our only day "at sea". An early morning mile sprint along the training track at 7:00, then breakfast. Drizzling most of the day but that doesn't really matter. The ship glides silently...

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Aug 5, 2006 - Morgenstern, casamento do mano!

Morgenstern é uma pequena cidade ao norte da Alemanha, onde minha família tem sua casa de campo. Foi aqui que aconteceu o casamento, em uma bela festa de jardim. Durante dois dias arrumamos tudo para a festa. Enchemos bexigas, armamos as tendas, limpamos o jardim, a piscina das crinças, tudo para deixar o dia especial. Neste meio tempo ainda deu para o Rainer e a Vasca mostrarem Kappeln para Rê e Nancy, uma cidadezinha vizinha à beira mar, ir na praia (quem diria que entraríamos na praia na Alemanha e iríamos gostar tanto), colher cerejas...

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Sep 23, 2005 - M: Luebeck

When we left Copenhagen, we were certain that we would make Luebeck our overnight stay. Not only is Luebeck a pretty medieval city, but it used to be the "Queen of the Hanseatic League", the headquarters of the trading league linking cities that included Gdansk, Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen, Copenhagen and Hamburg. We didn't expect though that Luebeck would be such a popular destination that we won't find any accommodation. After 1 hour of unsuccessful searches, we decided to put our backpacks in a locker and explore the city,...

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Skipping Stones

Sep 4, 2005 - Lubeck

Though it was terrific staying in the comfort of Brita's home - and the comfort of her negotiating things for us in German - it was time for us to try Europe on our own! We drove about an hour north of Hamburg to the old medieval walled city of Lübeck. We stayed away from the autobahn and took a small, secondary road through the very agricultural landscape, full of windmills (the modern kind, unfortunately). We learned that nothing is open on Sunday in Germany - other than the bars and restaurants. For that reason, the town seemed almost...

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Europe 2005-2006

Nov 28, 2004 - Lubeck

We left Hamburg around 8 and planned on arriving at 9 in Lubeck, which is a smaller city which is connected to the Baltic Sea by a river and in the past had been a big inland harbor for trading. When we arrived we met up with Corinne, Ingrid and Corinne's sister Magi, who actually lived in Lubeck. We walked to the place where miles and I would be staying and dropped off our bags. The apartment belonged to a friend of Magis, who was gone for the weekend, so it was very nice of her to offer us a place to stay, because Magi's apartment wasn't...

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Sep 3, 2004 - Germany - The Koch's of Lubeck

I have to admit that I hadn't actually heard of Lubeck before. I was in fact on my way to Berlin, and really only stopped in Lubeck because it was sort of halfway between Berlin and Amsterdam, and the Lonely Planet guidebook said it was a cute little town. It turns out (and I only found this out weeks after being there) that Lubeck is where my best friend Rita Koch's parents were married and where her two older brothers were born. Which explains a lot about my friend Rita. Yesiree, like her voracious appetite for red meat and sausage. And...

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