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Strasbourg is a city and the province capital of Alsace in east France. The main sight of the city is the gothic Strasbourg cathedral wich was build from 1176 till 1439. Next to the cathedral is the Kamerzell house wich is from the same time, now there is a restaurant inside where you can get some nice food in a great historical building. Another point of interesting is the Petite France wich invite tourists with its medieval houses, street cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. Strasbourg is a worth travel destination in Europe if you like historical cities with international and modern flair.
Srtasbourg Cathedral and Kamerzell House
The best way to get there is by train, bus or by plane. The central train station is direct in the center, from there its just a short walk to many recomended hotels. Some nice accommodations are the Maison Kamerzell, Hotel Cathedrale and the Hotel de Rohan which are all in the historical city quarter.
Half timber in Strasbourg
Northerly of the cathedral are the most shops for people who like shopping. Boutiques, perfumaries, chemists and everythink what the heart desires you will find there. So enjoy traveling in Strasbourg and feel like take back in the medieval.
Tübingen is the right destination for all travelers who like lovely late medieval towns. Tubingen is famous for the university which was founded in 1477 by Count Eberhard the 4th of Wuttemberg. The historical old town of Tübingen invite for a shopping expedition surrounded by old timbered houses with small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Tubingen in Baden Wüttemberg was the haunt of Goethe who published his first works here in south Germany. The most attractive sights for tourists and backpacker are the Schloss Hochtübingen, the museum of archaeology and Egyptology, the marketplace, the historical Rathaus from the 15th century and the Stiftskirche with its medieval glass windows.
Market in Tübingen
If you spent some days here it’s worth to rent a car and explore the beautiful environment around the Neckar river here in Swabia. In Tübingen are a lot hotels and hostels in all ranges. Some recommended accommodations are the DJH hostel, Hotel Hospiz Tübingen and the Hotel am Schloss which is next to the Schloss.
Good places to go out are the JazzKeller with live music, the Hades where you can enjoy German beer and the Collegium which serve typical Swabian food and local wine like in a “Besenwirtschaft“. Tübingen is just 40 km from Stuttgart and easy to reach by bus train and of course by car.
Become acquainted with the dark ages!
Rothenburg o. d. T. is a cozy town in Bavaria in south Germany. The city was founded in the dark ages. Reiniger establish the first parish in 970. Today is Rothenburg ob der Tauber a very famous touristic on the romantic road in Germany. The well polished historical buildings in the old town let you feel like in mediaeval.
Rothenburg o. d. T.
Small manufactures and cafes with handmade cakes like the Rothenburger Schneeballen (Snowballs) underline the romantic cityscape. The most visited sights of Rothenburg are the Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum (German Christmas Museum), the gothic town hall (Rathaus), the Jakobskirche, the medieval crime museum, Reichstadtmuseum (imperial city museum) and the Weihnacht Reiterlersmarkt (Christmas Market) which is from end of November till the 22th of December. Another touristic attraction is the Weihnachtsdorf of Kaethe Wohlfart where you can buy all year long Christmas decoration and ornaments.
There are a lot of good restaurants in this town in Franken, Zur Hoell for example is a cozy medieval wine tavern where you can enjoy Bavarian local dishes. If you like international food like Pizza than you will like the Pizzeria Italia close to the market place. The Mittermeier has a good wine assortment and brilliant cuisine for romantic dinners in a great historical ambience.
International charme in Bavaria
There are a lot of different accommodation options in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. Hotel Gotisches Haus, Burg Hotel, Hotel Eisenhut and Hotel Reichskuechenmeister are nice places to stay if you like the charme of the old town. Rothenburg o.d.T. is one of Europe’s top destinations for all traveler who like to see an authentic medieval town in Bavaria. For more informations visit this page.
Ihlow in Lower Saxony
Ihlow is a cozy municipal of the Aurich district in Lower Saxony in Germany. Small sewers and grazing land for cows and horses dominate the landscape of Ihlow in the heart of East Frisia. There are nine urban districts: Ihlowerfehn, Bangstede, Ludwigsdorf, Ochtelbur, Ostersander, Simonswolde, Riepe, Westersander and Westersande-Krichloog.
Church in Ihlowerfehn
Ihlowerfehn is for many tourists the most attractive one and captivate with nice nature and a typical charm of this part in north Germany. The nature protection area Fehntjer Tief, the holiday and sportpark Ihler Meer and the Klosterstaette Ihlow are just some interesting points for traveler in Ihlow. Another worth attraction is a boat tour with the MS Marion through Ihlow. Many people come for bicycling, horse riding and of course for relaxing to Ihlow in Lower Saxony. The North Sea is as well not far and is a great destination for daytrips. In and around the city are some hotels, holiday homes and good rooms for a pleasant vacation. Haus Seerose, Pension Waldblick and Hotel zum Loewen are just some of the widespread accommodations here. Enjoy this quiet locality in northern Lower Saxony with your whole family and spent a quiet time in a great environment full of nature and the spirit of East Friesland.
Dangast in Lower Saxony (Germany)
A statue on the beach of Dangast
Dangast is because of the mudflat and the raff North Sea a unique health resort in northern Germany. Dangast is a small art and cure village which belongs to Varel in Lower Saxony. The most travelers are Germans who travel by car for a daytrip or a long weekend in one of the widespread holiday homes or camp grounds next to sea. The tourists from other countries like Holland prefer the hotels, Hotel Stoertebecker, Hotel Graf Bentinck and Up n Diek are good accommodations with north German flair. The sights of Dangast are the arts of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel and Max Pechstein. The big penis on the beach is on ot the landmarks of this village in Lower Saxony. Dangast is still an insider tip with less touristic and worth to visit not just because the sea. The DanGast Quellbad offers swimming and sauna landscapes for kids and patients at a health spa. Other activities are mud skidding, volleyball, horse riding, yoga and reiki.
Dangast Beach in Germany
For more information’s in German visit this homepage of Dangast. To get their without car you can take the train to Varel. In Varel city you can get a bus connection direct to Dangast.
The Capital of the Czech Republic has many sights and beautiful buildings. Prague is a worth destination in Europe for travelers who like to explore a historical city with flair, atmosphere and great sights. A popular daytrip is a river cruise to enjoy the view to the Skyline of the old city of Prague. Cabarets like U Fleku and other nightlife like Restaurants, Clubs and Bars with sexy Girls are widespread in Prague. Prague in Czech is as well a good shopping destination; Czerna ruze and Palac Myslbek are famous malls in the Capital. Parizska Street has many luxury (and expansive) Boutiques for a pleasant shopping day.
U Fleku Prague
Things to see in Prague
Prague has many interesting places for travelers and tourists. The most popular sights are the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River from the 14th century, Prague Castle which is the biggest ancient castle in world and Prague Zoo in the capital of Czech Republic. In the old town of Prague are the Astronomical Clock (Orloj) and the gothic Tyn Church worth places for tourists in the capital of Czech in Europe. The Czech National Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Military Museum and the Jewish Museum are nice destinations for people who are interested in art and culture of Prague and the Czech Republic.
Prague Czech Republic
Like in every Capital offer Prague a widespread range for accommodation. The Old Prague Hotel, A1 Hotel & Hostel, Prague Square Hotel, Sir Toby’s Hostel and the Hotel Ambassador 5 star Hotel are good possibilities for holidays and vacations in Czech.
Green Lagoon at El Golfo
The Island Lanzarote in Spain is dominated of volcano landscapes. On the Island which belongs to the Canaries archipelago are more than 300 crater, 1824 was the last eruption and bring three new volcanos, the Tao, Tinguaton and the Chinero. The highest Mountain on this Island of Spain in Europe is the Penas del Chache with about 680 meter. I was here 3 times on holidays on this beautiful spot in the Atlantic Ocean. The highlights for tourists are the Timanfaya national park, the green lagoon (called as well the green lake) of El Golfo, Uga where you can ride camels, Arrieta where you can see rare crabs at Los Jameos del Aqua, Costa Teguise where you can play Golf in your holidays, La Geria which is famous for great wine, in Haria you will recognize 1000 Palms and many more destinations make Lanzarote to my favorite on the Canaries Islands. The Capital of Lanzarote is Arrecife, on the Playa del Reducto beach you are nearly the onliest tourist. If you like it more touristic: Playa del Carmen and Playa Blanca will be the right destination for your travel tour or for your holidays here on Lanzarote.
Camel at Uga
If you want to go scuba diving, than you need for sure a minimum 5mm wetsuit. The water temperature of the Atlantic is about 18 degree in January and 23 in August. The best way to travel here on this island of Spain is by car, you will see many possibilities to rent a cheap one to explore the beautiful island of Cesar Manrrique who made a lot of arts and sculptures here.
The Racing Car of Michael Schumacher @ Hockenheim
The Speedway at Hockenheim in Germany is the most famous racing circuit at Germany. The Hockenheim Ring is located at Baden Wuemberg in Southwest Germany. I have bin here four times till right now, two times (2002, 2003) I watched the formula 1 here on this historical place. In 1999 and 2009 I went here for a concert. In Mai 2009 the Rock’ n Roll band ACDC gave a absolute briliant concert. On formula one races the most visitors stay at the camping ground next to the speedway circuit. The organization was brilliant for the race and the camping. The atmosphere on the camping ground is nice! All people make party, party and again party the whole week till the Sunday of the race. The atmosphere on the tribunes are amazing and the sound of the cars are noisy, yust loud enough for a right racing felling on the ranks! The best way to travel here is by car over the A5 highway or by train to the train station in Hockenheim. My highlights on the speed way was for sure the victory of the German formula 1 pilot Michael Schumacher and the ACDC concert of the Black Ice Tour in 09.
Lighthouse on Helgoland
In 2003 I was with my mother on the german island Helgoland. I start in my hometown Bad Oeynhausen near Hannover in the morning to reach the ferry from Cuxhafen to the Helgoland. It was the second time on this island in the opensea. Because of the distance to the mainland is here a duty free zone. In highseason between easter and autum many people come for a daytrip to see the mainatraction ” die Lange Anna” and for shop cigarettes and alcohol. The “Lange Anna” is a high redrock in the north sea with many rare birdspecies.
The landmark of Helgoland, "Lange Anna"
When i arrived at Cuxhaven i get bad news: the waves are to high for the ferry. Than i took a small plane which land on a sandbank close to the german highsea island. We had a arpartment at “La Mer Kurmittelhaus” with a balcony to the seaside and a small kitchen for make typical “ostfriesland” tea. Because of the mass of bird kinds and the seals on the “Dühne” (=sandbank) is this area a nationalpark of Germany. Helgoland is realy small, in about 15 minutes walk you can reach once around the island. There are two parts: the highland (hochland) and the downland (unterland) which are conected by steps and a lift. On Helgoland it´s forbidden to drive car, even bikes are not aloued. The onliest car on the island in north sea belongs to the ambulance.
A Redrock from the Highland on Helgoland.
Between Helgoland and the small sandbank a small boat travel every hour. The sandbank is famous for many kind of seals aswell the rare coneseals (Kegelrobben). This animals are nice to watch while they come out of the cold north sea. On the highlands are some holes from english bombs of the WW2. Here is everything covert by grass and the nature dominate. The most buildings on Helgoland are on the underland. The most restaurants offer fresh fish from the northsea. On the highland is the “Krebs Café”, the owner like to tell stories about the island in the past or show some videotapes about Helgoland in the evening by a fresh draft beer.
Seals on Beach from Helgoland.
The lonely beaches at lowseason invide for long walks, after you can rewarm in one of the small pubs by a egggrog. Even Palms you can find on a place in middle of the small village. Because of the many sunhours they grow good aswell by low european temperatures and strong wind. Helgoland is beautiful but cold and windy, i can recoment this german highsea island for a weekendtrip to relax from the boring allday turn and to see something new. For more information look inside the Lonely Planet Germany. Which you can order online from this site.
2006 we was with our highshool class in the Netherlands on the northsea. The small village Zandvoort near Amsterdam was the right destination because of the good possibilities to sleep, the sea and the yanks coffeeshop in the center. We was going with two cars and was staying at the “Centerparcs Zandvoort”. The park offer nice holiday houses with many atmosphare direct in the nature for a good price.
Here we had two small houses surrounded of dunes. To the raff sea it was just five minutes walk atlong the DTM speedway. Every morning we gone to dirks supermarket and to the yanks coffeeshop to buy what we need for the day, than we was sitting by a fire in the bungalow, drinking heineken beer smoking and talking about the highschool and privat thinks. The atmosphare was nice and relaxed. Nearly every evening after sunset we took a walk on the beach to some beachpubs, drunk a beer and walk against the cold wind back.
Cafe on the beach.
When we arived our house we light fire in our chimney and chilled by music on the couch. The northsea here in Holland was really raff and cold and nobody want to swimm. We took out our shoes to walk in the cold water, not a realy good idea, after about five minutes we was cold. At Zandvoort there are some nice wind protected restaurants on the beach where we warm up ourself by a some heineken and hot chocolades. After we did some computergames in the pleasure parc in the center. Inside the thight streets are many small pubs where you can sit outside. The gouda chease taste amaizing of the weekendmarket which you can find in nearly every city in Holland.
One day we was driving with the train to the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is beautiful! Small streets, old buildings and less trafic. Many dutch people go with the bike. Small waterstreets who invite you to do a bootstour are widespread. The people are much more relaxt than in every other capital i ever saw. Some guys of our class was shopping and we was sitting in a pub, drinking some beers and smoke a joint in a coffeeshop.
Wall in Amsterdam
Than we did a small citytour by foot before we went back to Zandvoort for eat and chill in our Centerparks hut. Inside the mainbuilding of this park is a tropical garden with a swimmparadise with saunas under glass. The fee is allready included in the cheap bungalowprice of around twenty euros per night and head.
Some friends and me was many times before in this town on the northsea in Holland for a weekendtrip. But there we was sleeping sometimes with four people in a car so we was realy happy to have thistime a real house . It was a nice group instead of some people of our class, they was nearly all over the time pissed of everybody and everything. But we don´t reconised and had fun. Zandvoort is easy to reach for us, it´s about three hours motorway from my hometown near Bielefeld in Germany. I can recoment a shorttrip to the Netherlands for all people in west Germany who miss the sea and want to forget the allday turn for a while. The northsea is most of the year to cold for swimming but still Zandvoort Holland have much more to offer.