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Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Bad Pyrmont August 8th 2014

Tonight is our last night in tin ferienwohnung. (Apartment) tomorrow we leave for Celle, Germany . About 3 hours north. Today we went to visit Hoxter and Bad Pyrmont. ( the Bad means it is a spa town. Bad means bath) it is the San moritz Of Germany. We walked our tails off. But we compensated by eating very well. Here are some images from today. Take note of dates on buildings in Hoxter Lowell... read more

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Wolfenbuttel August 6th 2014

Hello everyone, Managed to take some pictures with Gloria's iPad. Today we went to two towns that we have visited in 2007. Goslar and Wernigerode Sunny and 72 degrees. One of these was in the west Germany and Weinigerode was in east Germany. They are about 20 miles apart. The images you will see are from those towns. Hope you like them. Wish I could show you the images from my Nikon. Lowell... read more

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Einbeck August 4th 2014

Spent a good share of this day in Einbeck Germany. Many old timber framed structures from 1500. We were driving from Einbeck to Alfeld when we saw this old wind mill. Hope I can send the picture. The pictures you will see were taken from Gloria's. Ipad. Can't vouch for how good they are.... read more
imageThe Brodhaus [Bread House].

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Hamelin August 3rd 2014

Hello everyone, Things are not going well on the photo side of the blog. I can get on Gloria's Ipad but not my laptop, and that's Where all my photos are stored. Cheap Apple Ipad has no USB to import images. So today we went to Hamelin made famous by brothers Grim fairy tales. It's all about the rats. {Pied Piper} They did a great presentation. Of course all in German, but we know the story so it all made sense. We have a Peugeot 308 SWA diesel with 6 speed manual. Somewhat disappointed as we are only getting 46 MPG. Most likely because of all the small villages we drive through. To tell you about our experiences with accommodations would take more of this blog then I can afford to use. So till next time. ... read more

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Gottingen August 1st 2014

hello everyone, Our flight into Frankfurt was great Our seats in the new 747-8 were also perfect Lots to eat and drink. Not much sleep. We stayed up till 7:00 PM. Then slept for 15 hrs. So far no WiFi. So can,t send images yet. I will as soon as I can. Sort of warm and humid, a little rain the first 2 days. Germany has not changed!! More when I can Sent from Ipad in McDonalds Lowell... read more

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Hamelin March 29th 2014

This morning we wanted to discover the town of Hameln of Pied Piper fame. No that’s not a typo – they leave off the ‘i’ in German. Hameln has some beautiful examples of old style ½ timber houses – stone foundations with timber frames and rendered brick infill panels. Many have ornately carved doorways and panels and date from the 15th & 16th centuries. In the markt square is the town hall with its bell glockenspiel – dozens of bells that play music (not just bell chimes) at certain times of the day. As it warmed up, we finally coaxed Em out of the carrier to follow the little bronze plaques of rats in the cobblestones. She was so wrapped up in finding the next rat that she frequently had other people dodging around her or ... read more
Following the rats

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Hannover July 27th 2013

Yet another crack of dawn flight meant I landed in a near tropical Hannover by mid-morning. Getting the train to the main station it was only 5 minutes’ walk to my hotel and I could check in despite it being so early. The room was a dump and with no air con and a window that opened about 1 centimetre, it was going to be a very unpleasant sleep. I got a map and set off to make the most of the day and see the city. However, despite Hannover having a humongous train station with approximately 70 places to eat (all selling sausages of some variety and bread) the rest of the city had nothing to offer. In fact Hannover is literally the most boring German city I have been to… and believe me that ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony September 18th 2012

Day One: fter having an early night on our last night in Hamburg (and missing out on having drinks with Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt and Tomik , yes we were disappointed to find out the following morning and even more so when the photos appeared on Facebook) we were up and ready to begin our Road Trip! The main idea behind a road trip was being able to visit the small towns that are not accessible by public transport. We were also getting very tired of jumping from city to city and not being able to get off at some of the wonderful little towns we would see along the way on our bus journeys. I also have a sneaking suspicion that Aaron wanted to feel the need for speed on the Autobahn which I am ... read more
Mikaela with the Bremen City Musicians
In the lovely streets of Westerholt
Pied Piper of Hameln

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Aurich August 23rd 2012

Jepp, nun mache ich mich doch schon so langsam auf die Socken. Nach einer (fast beendeter) lustigen Woche werde ich mich schon bald aufmachen Richtung Süden. Erste Station wird Bottrop sein, wo der kleine Quieky die Vloli glücklich machen wird. Gut, dass er nichts ahnt von der langen Autofahrt. Morgen werde ich mich von meinen Arbeitskollegen verabschieden, ein Abschied, der mir wirklich schwer fallen wird... - aber hier wird man einfach nichts... - Ich habe leider keine andere Wahl... Zum Glück war das Wetter doch ganz nett die letzten Tage. So konnte ich noch wunderschöne Sonnenaufgänge geniessen ;-)... read more

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Goslar July 31st 2012

What do you do when your school asks you to if you want to, again, spend a month of your summer vacation in Germany? Of course, you say "Yes" and then spend the month while your there analyzing if this is really your reality? While not being a German teacher, I am lucky to have made this trip not just once, but twice in the past three years. It really is the most awesome and unique experience. While I have traveled to a number of places, this trip stands out as being so special because I was actually able to become apart of the community and make connections that continue to each to grow each year. This exchange between Shaker Hts. H.S. and the Ratsgymnasium in Goslar Germany has been an reoccuring event for the last ... read more
My summer town
Hiking the Brocken
My new friend, Paul.

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