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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Fussen June 17th 2017

Dag 5 – vrijdag 16 juni 2017 – Füssen Deze nacht regen, donder en bliksem. Het regent tot in de late voormiddag en het blijft zwaarbewolkt. We durven geen lange rit aan. Dus trekken we 's namiddags naar de Altstadt van Füssen voor een terrasje. Deze Altstadt met autovrije straatjes en prachtige typische Middeleeuwse gebouwen is een echte meevaller. Mooie winkeltjes en de straten zijn bezet met terrasjes. Met de flanerende toeristen en een capucino in de zon kan men zich al in Italië wanen. Het voelt al zuiders aan. Tegelijk doen de diverse kleuren van de gevels ons ook aan steden in Scandinavië denken. Dag 6 – zaterdag 17 juni 2017 – Füssen Bewolkt, en afwisselend felle zon zodat we toch de luifel opendraaien in de voormiddag. s' Namiddags riskeren we opnieuw een gedownloade gps-fietsroute. ... read more
Füssen - Altstadt
Hopferwald
Rieden am Forggensee

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nuremberg June 17th 2017

Kisbee raring to go as usual and to brave the wide and quite busy roads into Nurenburg centre. Only about 5km but our route crossed a couple of ring roads so not for the faint hearted. Bob had fitted Tomtom to his specially devised holder on Kisbee’s handlebars and set it to take us directly to the Kaiser Palace at the top of the old city. Got most of the way there until as we crossed a bridge over the river I pointed out a sign which said cyclists only, no cars or motorbikes. We parked where we were instead, near the Lorenze Sqaure and church. We discovered later we had chosen our parking spot well. The world and his motorbike and scooter was also parked there at 4pm. We visited the church and admired ... read more
Nurenburg Market place
Nurenburg  1594
Nurenburg Lorenze  church

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nuremberg June 16th 2017

A drive day today so not unhappy that the weather was a little cooler with a bit of rain. 200 mile trip so needed to use some motorways. We have discovered that signposting in Germany is often rather hit and miss. Motorway exits are not always numbered and sometimes don’t clearly say where they are going. This is not helpful and we had to take quite a lot of care when changing direction especially as at times we were going against Tomtom’s orders. Tomtom wanted to take the motorway all the way. I didn’t. I fall asleep when we drive on the motorway. We found a route which was mainly none motorway but had to use it for the last stretch down to Nurenburg as it would have been too complicated and taken too long otherwise. ... read more
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170616 Nurenburg (54)
Nuremburg Rally Site

Europe » Germany » Berlin » Berlin June 16th 2017

So as everyone was aware by my posts on Facebook back in March, I visited Berlin, Germany and it was nothing short of amazing. I’d never been before so it was a brand new city for me to explore (on my Contiki, I was lucky enough to visit Munich as well as a few smaller towns in Germany) and I was looking forward to learning more of the history of not only a city that was the centre of the war but also a city that was once divided. I flew out of Stansted airport on the 11th March on an early flight so was at the airport by 7:30am. By the time I went through security and had some breakfast I had less than an hour until my boarding gate was shown so wandered aimlessly ... read more
Currywurst
Brandenburg Gate
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Fussen June 15th 2017

Dag 4 – donderdag 15 juni 2017 – Füssen Vandaag verplaatsing naar Füssen, zuidelijk eindpunt van de Romantische Strasse. Volgens de toeristische brochures de hoogstgelegen Stad van Beieren (830m), gelegen aan de Lech en een groot stuwmeer, de Forggensee vlakbij de Oostenrijkse grens. Wat we niet wisten is dat het vandaag hier een feestdag is, Corpus Dei of Sacramentsdag voor onze katholieken. We zagen het gisteravond al aankomen aan de vollopende camperplaats in Nesselwang. Warm en een lang week-end in Z-Duitsland. De Duitse Campers komen buiten. Ook hier in Füssen werd al in de vroege namiddag de toegang tot de Camperplaats afgesloten. Voll. Wij waren vroeg genoeg en konden dus nog kiezen. 's Namiddags maakten we een korte fietsrit naar dé bezienswaardigheid van de streek. De burcht kastelen Slot Neuschwanstein en Slot Hohenschwangau. ... read more
Schloss Hohenschwangau

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony » Braunlage June 15th 2017

.The weather forecast for today was excellent. 26 degrees and dry. Therefore perfect for a scooter ride to Braunlage and the Wurmburg mountain top by cable car. An easy scooter ride. Road quite wide and only a couple of proper bends as we climbed up through the rather nice forest road. We arrived at Braunlage in under half an hour, drove past a lot of cafes and interesting shops to the cable car station. Fare to the top and back was €13 each which was a pretty reasonable price for a very high tech ride. No queue, just got into the next gondola round the wheel and off we went. We noticed that about 1/5th of the gondolas were special bike carts which were transporting cyclist’s bikes up the mountain and also returning hired Monsterwheels back ... read more
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170615  Walkenreid (43)
170615  Walkenreid (84)

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Nesselwang June 14th 2017

Dag 3 – dinsdag 13 juni 2017 – Nesselwang We zochten de lichtste fietstrack uit, 'Um den Grüntensee'. Rond een meer, vlak zou men dus verwachten, want geklasseerd als 'leicht'. We ondervinden vrij vlug dat dit hier iets heel anders betekent dan bij ons want we moeten al onmiddellijk meer dan 100 hoogtemeters stijgen. Leuke asphalt baantjes, maar dat duurt niet lang. We krijgen al vlug kiezel onder de wielen met zeer stijle korte hellingen, afgewisseld met kronkelende boomschorspaadjes door bossen. Leuk voor pâarden ! Voor gepensionneerden dus wat minder. Vanaf het keerpunt in een net dorpje Wertach krijgen we een prachtig fietspad terug naar Nesselwang. Lange hellingen. Max 55km/u bergaf. De Turbo doet zijn werk bergop. De fietsen zijn getest. De reparatie is dus gelukt. Dag 4 – woensdag 14 juni 2017 – Nesselwang Op ... read more
Nesselwang - Am Wiesenrain
Ergens op de track in Oy-Mittelberg
Op goed vallen uit

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony June 14th 2017

Off to a brilliant start today with a swim, 20 lengths, before breakfast then we breakfasted in the sunshine on sunflower seed rolls with sour cherry jam. Campsite reception had told me that if we took the path out of the back of the campsite and headed left we would come to the old East German border so off we went. A perfect day for a walk, first along a tree lined path then out into the sunshine. We came to the ‘border’ after about a mile and it was clearly marked by a wide path of massive concrete slabs with holes – presumably where the fence slotted in. We could almost imagine the people on the wrong side of the fence desperately trying to get across to the West with machine guns trained on them. ... read more
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170614 Walkenried (80)
This stone marks the division of Walkenreid to the West and Ellrich to the East. I think the tree was planted as a memorial of the day the two were reunited.

Europe » Germany » Lower Saxony June 13th 2017

Just a short drive between campsites, this time heading a bit further south to Walkenreid and also slightly West as we’’ve now been as far East as we are going this trip. We had time for a stop en route so Bob had planned another treat of a visit, to Quedlinburg, another superb timber-framed town and World Heritage listed. Took the motorway then the exit for the town and easily found a carpark signposted for motorhomes as well as cars. Paid by card for all day parking as couldn’t work out any hourly option (really don’t think there was one though there was for cars), Didn’t tell Bob but when the charge came up it was €15 though it said €10 on the information board. Never mind it was well worth it to visit this super ... read more
Quedlingburg
Quedlingburg
Quedlingburg

Europe » Germany » Thuringia June 13th 2017

Up until now, we have been visiting smaller somewhat provincial cities and towns. What a change to arrive in Leipzig! It is the third largest city in Germany with a population of about 540,000 and over a million in its metropolitan area. It is also the fastest growing city in Germany. It was founded on trade and in Bach's time was an even more prosperous city relative to other German cities of the time. Bach and his family must have been overwhelmed after spending six years in tiny Kothen! We stayed in a lovely, recently remodeled VRBO in a beautiful neighborhood about two miles from the city center (Zentrum). Our daily walk into the old part of town took us through a beautiful park and over the Elster river. Once again, we were blessed with beautiful ... read more
Giant Trampoline in Park Near VRBO
Waiting For Sunday Service at Nikolaikirke
Just Before Doors Opened at Nikolaikirke




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