Romkerhaller waterfall in the Okertal in Harz Mountains

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Romkerhaller waterfall in the Okertal in Harz Mountains

Our early spring tour high in the cold north of Germany was finished and we decided for a short trip to the Harz Nature Park on the way back, a small stopover, which should interrupt the journey and at the same time convey further impressions.

Cross-country & sliding in the Harz - everyone loves it!

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Cross-country & sliding trails in the Harz - something for everyone

Enjoy your winter holiday in the Harz Mountains and discover our cross-country skiing routes. Regardless of whether you are a ski pro, a hiker or a beginner - here you are guaranteed to find something suitable.

Emden - youthful looking harbor town at Dollart

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Emden - young looking harbor town at Dollart

After our walk through the fishing village of Greetsiel, we went back to Emden, where a short tour through the city, should end our day trip to Ostfriesland completed by Laura.

Visbek groom - megalithic grave in Wildeshausen

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Visbek groom - mighty megalithic grave in Wildeshausen

Our tour through the north of Germany had led us, next to the visit of the still relatively "young" Museum and Park Kalkriese as the presumed site of the Varus Battle (we will report later) to the Ahlhorner Heide at Wildeshausen next to the local megalithic tombs from the time period between 3500 - 2800 BC.

Rime on trees and grasses in Friesland

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Rime on trees and grasses in Friesland

Early in the morning the weather forecast had warned of fog banks and freezing drizzle, which in the north often can quickly lead to incalculable ice on the roads.

Cultural history of Frisia - Schlossmuseum Jever

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Cultural history of Frisia - Schlossmuseum Jever

It is next to the beer known as one of the landmarks of the city Jever in Frisia and shows a variety of artifacts about the city and the surrounding history of the past centuries: the Castle Museum in Jever's Castle.

Jever - city stroll along the parks around the old city

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Jever - city stroll along the gardens and parks around the old city

Green City Jever - not without reason Jever is named as the green city because the town is heavily influenced by the five elongated moats with its ancient trees that once surrounded the historic center as a moat protective layer.

Belfry and weekly market of Jever

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Belfry and weekly market of Jever

Regardless from which side of the old town of Jever you are approaching, always the bell tower as the second tallest building in town is in the center of the image.

Carolinensiel - a floating Christmas tree in the harbour

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Carolinensiel - a floating Christmas tree in the old harbour

Despite rough wind and low temperatures it was a nice balance to leave house for a walk. During the coffee break our conversation had led to the topic about the so much different Christmas markets in Germany.