Wednesday, June 24, 2020

brandenburg II

our summer holiday trip (june 2020) in the shadow of the corona coronoia covid-19 plandemic continued with its last chapter in the federal state of brandenburg. unlike our visit 10 days ago, this time we travelled through brandenburg's eastern areas, especially the lake district uckermark and the river spree lowlands & wetlands of spreewald. of course, we have been there 2 years ago as well, but this time we've visited also some others landmarks, e.g. the chorin abbey (kloster chorin).

enjoy few pictures 😃

ostrich farm 'rätz' in berkenlatten close to gerswalde (uckermark, brandenburg, germany)
nice, our king's suite for 2 nights without light, water, toilet & co.
our neighbors at the ostrich ranch, a stork family with 3 babies
kangaroos in brandenburg? i would expect them rather in australia (darwin 2019)
barefoot parcour @ostrich ranch ~ gymnast meets fakir 😄
chorin abbey (kloster chorin)
lake sabinensee in willmine ~ munich occupies uckermark (M+M+M), isn't it?
lübbenau is the gate to spreewald. this time we've met our friends from the rajasthan-journey
cafe fontane ist our place to be in lübbenau ...
... is this crazy fountain (der sagenhafte brunnen) maybe for you? 😤
gleis 3 is a cultural center today
our cheap and nice hotel 'landgasthaus auszeit' in drahnsdorf (brandenburg, germany)
this timber-framed construction is probably just decoration, if you asked me. anyway, i love it.
the church in drahnsdorf 
timber-framed church in duben (brandenburg, germany) + the best of all wives (universe)
flooded clover meadow (shamrock / trefoil ~ kleewiese) at the lake talsperre pöhl close to plauen (sachsen / saxony, germany)

more pictures here.

Sunday, June 21, 2020


like B follows the A, vorpommern follows mecklenburg, isn't it? well, you wouldn't believe it, but today's mecklenburg-vorpommern is a german federal state which was established only after the WWII. as germany lost the war, the area of vorpommern lost its major industrial city of stettin to poland (even when stettin is on the left oder river side) and built the administrative unit of mecklenburg-vorpommernin in the former GDR / DDR. 

it is the german state with lowest density of popupalion and if you asked me, even the few people there are somehow cold / unfriendly / frozen ~ maybe because of the rough climate at the baltic sea 😈

castle hotel spyker on the island rügen (rujana)

our stops in vorpommern were the unesco heritage city of stralsund for a day trip and the island rügen (rujana), where we've spent 5 nights and days visiting following areas / sights:
  • castle spyker (spycker)
  • the beaches of glowe and the taste of stralsund's famous störtebeker beer
  • königsstuhl cliffs and beech (buche) forests (unesco heritage), the remaining / archaeological finds (from the 6th - 8th century?) of slavic fort herthaburg
  • lohme
  • cape arkona (kap arkona) ~ putgarten, vitt, lighthouse, 4-headed slavic god svantevit / swantewit, the remaining / archaeological finds (from the 6th - 8th century?) of slavic fort jaromarsburg (jaro-mar, you see? 👻)
  • sassnitz ~ harbor, submarine museum, lenin memorial (w. i. lenin returned to russia from sassnitz in 2017 in order to start the communist revolution), harbor pub with seagulls
  • binz
  • schaprode
  • castle granitz
  • sellin + sellin pier
  • ----------------------
  • stralsund

enjoy few pictures 😍

the castle spyker (spycker) on the island rügen was our nicest and also most expensive hotel at the whole journey through germany [fichtelgebirge, (west) brandenburg, mecklenburg, vorpommern, (east) brandenburg again (uckermark)]
beach by glowe, island rügen
best of all wives 👩 and the nicest & best beer 🍺 of the whole journey 
baltic sea
castle renzow, island rügen
unesco heritage in NP jasmund ~ königsstuhl (cliffs and beech (buche) forests) ~ island rügen
beach in sassnitz
beach in binz
back to spyker => walking around the salt-sweet spyker bay
walk to the beach in glowe through a small pine forest
few collages made by my wife
mr. and mrs. snail? nope, land snails are hermaphrodites (zwitter) 😂
hotel panorama in lohme, island rügen
good-bye, lohme
sassnitz again
the british submarine HMS Otus (S18) functions as a submarine museum in sassnitz today
hotel fürstenhof
good morning, sassnitz