Berlin and surroundings 2016

A 10 day holiday in one of my favorite places on earth: Berlin! 😀 I had visited 6 times before but I can't get enough of this place. If it weren't for my life back home (friends, work, beach volleyball etc) I'd move there. I drove over by car and brought my own bike. I …

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Stay overnight in Heiden, lovely hotel

.... and great asparagus and other food and beers in the restaurant! What a convivial hotel. Despite many other guests in the restaurant I did not feel out of place solo. And the staff were fast and very friendly and helpful. The beer garden also looked lovely, unfortunately it rained hard when I was there. …

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Cool coal mine

On the way back home I stopped for a few hours and visited Zeche Zollverein in Essen. This former coal mine and cokes factory gives tours through the old factory, has a few cool industrial cafes, and features the Red Dot design museum. This museum displays design products of all kinds: furniture, lamps, bikes, vacuum …

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Historical Trier

It was going to be a very rainy day so instead of doing the hike I had in mind, I visited Trier in Germany, and Echternach in Luxembourg. Trier turned out to be a pleasant town. Parking was quite expensive though. I had a good lunch at some Italian place. Visited the cathedral, did some …

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Sleepy border town Ralingen as a base

After a fun weekend with 8 friends and a baby in the Twente region in the Netherlands, and having to be in Twente again 6 days later, I decided to spend the in between time holidaying. Hiking in the Müllerthal region in Luxembourg was my main goal. This hotel in Ralingen - though in Germany …

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Leipzig 2015

Leipzig tips for anyone who wants to visit Are you into the more bohemian side of city tripping? Flea markets, quirky art galleries, converted factories, beer gardens, parks, cycling, funky shops? This is my map and list of tips for such places in Leipzig, Germany. You can open it in your smartphone and use it …

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Last full day in Quedlinburg, flea market

Lots of rain was predicted (and fell) this morning, and I needed to let my knee rest from the hike, so I slept late. Did not feel like going to nearby caves either... Flea market Walked around Quedlinburg some more, discovered that a flea market was on (I had wondered what all the campers and …

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