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Classic side car teams - driving technique on Grand Prix track

Classic side car teams - driving technique on Grand Prix track

The legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring was classified as too unsafe for the Formula 1 in the 80s - probably the most negative example was the accident of Niki Lauda in the year 1976 - which is why the Formula 1 from 1977 onward just took place at the Hockenheimring.

Nürburgring - Grand Prix Circuit - Passing Ahr Valley to Altenahr

Nürburgring - Grand Prix Circuit - Through the Ahr Valley to Altenahr

After an eventful day with many great conversations and hundreds of historic motorcycles due to the racing event organized and named the Cologne Course on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring, combined with lot of memories of our own motorcycle experiences, it was time for the return trip to Essen.

Rudolfstadt - much more then just Palace Heidecksburg

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Rudolfstadt - much more then just Palace Heidecksburg

Rudolstadt is situated in the valley of the river Saale, which runs from the south to the east passing the "Saaleknie". The city was first documented in 776 and since 1326 has  got the city law.

From Camping - Hiking Tour through the inner city of Jena

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From Camping - Hiking Tour through the inner city of Jena

Large parts of the historical city center were destroyed by American air raids at the end of the Second World War, especially from February to April 1945, later the city fell victim to the socialist reconstruction plans, so that - especially around the new Eichplatz - very few historic buildings are to be found in the city center.

Hiking from Kahla up to the Leuchtenburg via Seitenroda

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Hiking from Kahla up to the Leuchtenburg passing Seitenroda

In our article about the porcelain centre of Kahla, we had already mentioned the many hiking trails and cycle paths that connect different destinations in beautiful surroundings, so we had chosen the way up to the Leuchtenburg with a visit to the local museum as our destination of that day.

From campsite Unter dem Jenzig to Kahla at Saale river

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From campsite Unter dem Jenzig to Kahla at Saale river

After the first talks about places of interest in the area, the owner of the campsite "Unter den Jenzig" had also referred to the small town of Kahla, which, in addition to the porcelain manufactory, also had a still completely preserved, medieval city wall as well as some buildings from the time.

St. Michael in Jena - exhibition on Holocaust in Boryslaw

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St. Michael in Jena - exhibition on Holocaust in Boryslaw

An important point of reference in Jena is the so-called Jentower, which can be seen from almost every corner of the city and therefore also represents a really good road sign for the city tour on foot.

The Seven Wonders of Jena - Schnapphans and Hanfried

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The Seven Wonders of Jena - Schnapphans and Hanfried

In 1558 the Almermater Jenensis, which was soon to become one of the most famous study places in Germany, was founded. During their stay in the city, graduates from the university, who came from half of Europe, kept a secret from the public in the course of seven curiosities, which were regarded as evidence of their actual presence in Jena.

Medieval wall remains, towers and gates in Jena

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Medieval wall remains, towers and gates in Jena

From the campsite "Unter dem Jenzig", our route into the city center of Jena took us along the asphalted cycle path along the river Saale. Passing the university we will explore the remains of the ancient fortifications of the medieval Jena today.

To the big Weir at the Weser river and huge barges lock

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To the big Weir at the Weser river and huge barges lock

Once again being guests in Bremen we went out for a long walk along the Weser due to late autumn sunny weather, this time we first took the tram to the Weser Weir and the great Weser lock on Hastedter Osterdeich.

Hike through the Ochtum lowlands near Brokhuchting

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Hike through the Ochtum lowlands near Brokhuchting

Once again, we were visiting Laura and Jan, so we had the opportunity to explore the unknown and interesting terrain in the area around Bremen again, which was to lead us to the nature reserve Ochtumniederung.

Bremen Flea Market - Browse for treasures and bargains

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Bremen Flea Market - Browse for treasures and bargains

Our motivation to the open air together with the interest in the visit of a flea market had forced us to go out, so we walked through the already described row houses in the direction of flea market near the Bremen airport together with Laura.

Hike to Grosse Höhe and Delme-Aue

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Hike to Grosse Höhe and Delme-Aue

Actually, the visit to Bremen should lead to a birthday celebration party within the normal range of cake and coffee, but it turned out quite differently.

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