Jever – old town festival and castle visit

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Jever – old town festival and castle visit

It really was pure coincidence that our trip to the North Sea, which we had planned together with Brita and Gerda, fell on the weekend when the old town festival, which is well known far beyond the city limits of Jever, was being celebrated.

The Pilsum and Pogum mudflat sleds

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The Pilsum and Pogum mudflat sleds

We discovered a strange-looking vehicle on the Pilsum dyke during our tour with Laura von Emden along the coast: a mudflat or mud sled, which is also called Kreier here in the region.

Along the Fehn canals through the moor to Barßel

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Along the Fehn canals through the moor to Barßel

The following day brought us another wonderful excursion, this time through the Ammerland to Barßel. During our hearty breakfast with Mariechen and Jochen, we decided to go on a day trip along the Fehn canals through the peat areas of East Friesland and Ammerland, which are hardly used any more today.

Dangast – culture and rhubarb cake in the Kurhaus

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Dangast – culture and rhubarb cake in the Kurhaus

For the following Sunday morning we had decided to take a short trip to Dangast, which is known far beyond the national borders and well attended due to the Kurhaus with its cultural events and the almost legendary rhubarb cake available there.

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.

The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

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The Leaning Tower of Suurhusen

We were coming from Jever via Aurich on the B 210 to Laura, who has been studying in Emden for some time, when we came across the Leaning Tower of Suurhusen.

From Ahrweiler to Osnabrück - stroll through the town

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From Ahrweiler to Osnabrück - stroll through the town

On our journey north, we had chosen accommodation in Osnabrück for the overnight stay, which firstly gave us the opportunity to take a short city tour and secondly to meet Lynn, the daughter of an Alaturka employee who lives in Osnabrück, and who immediately acted as our private city guide offered.

Kite surfing on Spiekeroog beach thanks to steady winds

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Kite surfing on Spiekeroog beach thanks to steady winds

During our walk along the dunes of Spiekeroog, we had already noticed the group of kitesurfers who seemed to be flying through the waves at high speed along the endlessly wide sandy beach of Spiekeroog.

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.

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.

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