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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.

Neckar river in Tubingen

Neckar River

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.

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Besenwirtschaft Germany

A Besenwirtschaft is a restaurant which opens some weeks from October to March. The area around Stuttgart in Baden Württemberg is famous for this kind of taverns.

Vine in Germany

Vine in Baden Württemberg

The wine growers serve choice wines like “Federweisser” and typical German plain fare like potato soup, liver, sauerkraut, pork belly, sausage and smoked meat. We went to Grossheppach to the “Am Schlossberg” Besen. If you travel in thus time to Swabia you should not miss a visit at a Besenwirtscht to try cheap and great local food and wines in countrified atmosphere. Become acquainted with the German “Gemütlichkeit” here in Swabia in south west Germany.

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Kaiser Wilhelm monument

The Kaiser Wilhelm monument is located in Porta Westfalica in North Rhine Westphalia. The memorial shows Kaiser Wilhelm the first which was Germany’s imperator from 1871 till 1888.

Kaiser Wilhelm the first

Kaiser Wilhelm

The historical monument was opened in 1896 by Kaiser Wilhelm the second and is the landmark of Porta Westfalica next to the Weser River. The Wilhelm Denkmal is designed by Kaspar von Zumbusch, the architect was Bruno Schmitz. From the memorial platform you can enjoy the view over the Weser hills and the cities Porta Westphalia and Bad Oeynhausen. Some international and national travelers visit the monument for hiking and to relax over the Weser river. A great accommodation next to the historical landmark is the Berghotel Wittekindsburg.

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Käthe Wohlfahrt

Käthe Wohlfahrt is a Christmas shop in Rothenburg od der Tauber where you can buy all year long Christmas decorations, baubles, ornaments, cots and much more for your Christmas tree at home.

Käthe Wohlfahrt Rothenburg

Car of Käthe Wohlfahrt

Especially in December is Kaethe Wohlfahrt a popular sight in Rothenburg in south Germany. The Weinachtsdorf (Christmas village), Deutsches Weinachtsmuseum (German Christmas museum and the Rothenburger Weihnachtswerkstatt are the most visited sights of Wohlfarts world famous Christmas store in Bavaria. Enjoy a shopping expedition and let Kathe Wohlfarts Christmas world enchant you.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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 Germany

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.

Schneeballen Rothenburg

Schneeballen (Snowballs)

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.

rothenburg sign

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.

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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.

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Dangast Germany

Dangast in Lower Saxony (Germany)

Penis Dangast

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.

Beach Chairs in Dangast

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.

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Stetten Klettergarten – Germany

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

In Mai 09 I was at South Germany to visit a good friend who I meet on Koh Chang in Thailand and go to a AC/DC concert on the Hockenheimring in Baden Wurttemberg. On Monday after the concert we go to a climbing park called Stetten. It was my first experience in this direction. The best way to come here is by car. If you don’t know the way from the park ground to the wall is hard to find. When you come here for climbing the best way is to get some information before you arrive. It is not possible to rent equipments over there so bring everything what you need as well food and drinks.  Here at the climbing park in Stetten you will find 8-9 meter high sandstone walls with different demand. I had a lot of fun and it was a good experience especially with my fear to the high.

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Hockenheim Ring – Speed Way – Germany

The Racing Car of Michael Schumacher @ Hockenheim

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.

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Air Berlin Airline

Air Berlin / LTU Airways

Air Berlin / LTU Airways

The german Air Berlin Airline (before LTU) is my favourite on many conections because of the cheap price. I fly with LTU to Mexico, Dominican Republic in America and many times to Thailand in Asia. The homebase of Air Berlin is Duesseldorf in Germany, from here the International Airways fly to many destinations around the world. The seats are not that big and the service not that good than with some other Airlines but the price is mostly the cheapest. On the long distance flights the board service of Air Berlin serve two meals and one snack. From while to while the service personal come and bring hot and cold beverages. The Airline charge just for alcoholic drinks extra. Softdrings, Coffee, Tea and all other non alcohol beverages are included. The entertaiment system show two movies and some short films on all long distance flights. The german airline is mostly my favourite because they dont charge extra for my diving gear! Check the homepage of AirBerlin, many kind of sport gear you can take for free till 30 kg. It’s perfect for me as a divemaster and as well for many other tourists who don’t want to rent some old sport gear. The planes are always in a good condition, I feel always save on board of the German Airline. One more reason to flight with Air Berlin are the good conections and the widespread net in Europe and world wide.

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