Germany Journals

Germany & nearby

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A travel journal to Germany by MagdaDH_AlexH

Charles Bridge Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
Quote: This is not just Germany, but mostly. Random little bits and pieces from countries that I have not visited for long enough or recently enough to devote whole journals to, including (obviously) Germany as well as Sweden and Belgium.

Canal Boat Tours

Attraction | "Fabulous way to see the town"

Canal Boat Tours Photo, Bruges, Belgium
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We visited Bruges on a (very tired and sleepy) way when driving from Poland and toured the old town bleary-eyed and in a bit of a daze, but it was a revelation, lovely, picture perfect little city with its low-countries architecture, pretty market square and enchanting canals.One of the best things we did when in Bruges was taking the boat tour along the town's canals. It's a lovely way to explore the old Bruges, relax on the water and let the atmosphere of the place envelop you. The prices are quite approachable, and I think it really is one of the must-dos when in this lovely Belgian town.Altogether, a very pleasant memory and I want to go back in a more with-it state of mind...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2012

Canal Boat Tours

Bruges, Belgium

Bohemia for begginers

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Charles Bridge Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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I have visited Czech Republic several times, some of them when it was still part of Czechoslovakia, but the best and most interesting were the times spent in Prague and Brno. If I was to choose one, I would have to choose Prague, despite its too-popular-for -its-own-good status among the visitors now. I went to Prague in the early 1990's, when I was a Polish student as poor as a mouse. Czech republic is south of Poland and as I have family in a city of Bielsko-Biala, less than an hour's drive from the Czech border, I enlisted my uncle to give me a lift virtually to the turnstiles and then crossed on foot, to catch a local train to Prague from the Czech Cieszyn (or Cesky Tesyn, as it's know...Read More

Germany's Panama

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A lock on the Kiel canal Photo, Germany, Europe
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The Kiel Canal, or as the Germans would have it, Nord - Ostsee (North - Baltic) Kanal is one of the busiest artificial waterways in the world, saving the craft that use it about 450km of sailing around the Jutland peninsula, including the dangerous waters of the Kattegat and Sakgerrak. This is exchanged for an uneventful journey along a wide, straight canal. The canal cuts through the bottom of the Jutland peninsula starting (more or less) in Kiel and ending near the mouth of the Elbe river, not too far from Hamburg (that lies deeper inland).The canal is almost 100km long and incorporates three locks: one at the entry (though Baltic is not tidal), one in the middle and one at t...Read More

Historic Lubeck

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Photo of Lübeck, Germany
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The Hanseatic League, also known by its Latin name Liga Hanseatica, or simply as Hansa or Hanse in the Germanic dialects of the low countries, was an association of merchant cities and trading guilds that run, and more or less dominated, the trade, particularly the sea trade of Northern Europe. Its member cities were either inhabited by Low German merchants or funded on the Magdeburg Law, but it also incorporated numerous trading posts (called ''kontor'') as far as London, Paris and Novgorod. As a political and trading body it was particularly influential in the southern Baltic, from Tallinn in the east to Bremen in the west, and stretched inland to Breslau (Wroclaw), Krakow and Cologne; with the mai...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2012

Laboe Naval Memorial

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Attraction | "Mariners' Tower"

Laboe Naval Memorial Photo, Kiel, Germany
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Kiel harbour is a main feature of the city, and an attractive one. The numerous ships coming and going, both from the Baltic and from the Kiel Canal add insterest. There are many yachts and other pleasure boats as well as ferries and other craft which all makes it a lively place to observe. It's a natural harbour and the more attractive for that.Towards the sea, on the other side of the inlet from the city and the docks, lies the summer beach resort of Laboe, and there, the naval monument: a tall tower and a U-bootThe naval memorial in Laboe was initially dedicated to the dead of the Kaiser's Navy in the WW1. Started in 1927, it was completed during the Nazi era in 1936 and the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

Laboe Naval Memorial
Strand Str. 92
Laboe, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein