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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.

Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

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Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

We spent yesterday's Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Volkach on the Mainschleife, where, thanks to the excellent local knowledge of our "tour guide" Brita and her friend Gerda, we were given a compact presentation of some of the local sights.

Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

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Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

We were on our way back from Wassertrüdingen and were driving on the B25 from Nördlingen in the direction of Augsburg when we wanted to go through the tunnel below Harburg Castle again.

A winery and country inn near Abtswind

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A winery and country inn near Abtswind

We were driving with Brita from Kitzingen in the direction of Geiselwind when we decided to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants along the way due to our feeling of hunger.

Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

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Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

The following morning is similar to the previous one with a little research on the internet and a few phone calls to friends and acquaintances. Around noon, Georg will take us on another short tour of discovery,

City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

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City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

The next morning, the owners Lydia and Georg are already away on business, we prepare our breakfast in the kitchen, where we are greeted by the two dogs present, wagging their tails. They are visibly pleased when we open the patio door for a first run into the garden.

From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

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From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

We want to spend the next few days of our preparatory tour with our friends Lydia and Georg in Kutzenhausen, a small village near Augsburg, who have called several times to ask for an exact arrival date. It's a nice feeling when you're expected.

Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

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Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

During our round trip through the Steigerwald, Brita also took us to the village of Wachberg above the Füttersee, the site of an oak tree that is more than a thousand years old and was probably planted there when Charlemagne was born in 742 AD.

Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

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Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

We were again on the road in the Lake Constance region during the Easter days, so we set up a product presentation at the Gitzenweiler Hof campsite, a leisure area not far from the city of Lindau that was very popular during the Easter days.

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