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The Sound of Teddy
Ted is a big 'The Sound of Music' fan (who'd have guessed?) so it was inevitable that he'd want to re-enact the famous scene with Maria singing the title song. He was twirling around in (pretty much) the same meadow next to the Rossfeld Panoramastraße as Ju...

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Rossfeld Panoramastraße Bavaria
Just outside Berchtesgaden is the start of the Rossfeld Panoramastraße ( also known as die Roßfeldhöhenringstraße ). This is a steeply climbing road that takes you up to a viewing area at a height of 1,600m offering spectacular views of the surrounding Alpi...

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Ted in the Bavarian Alps
Fans of Ted might be wondering if he came with us to Bavaria. Of course! Here he is at St Bartholomä church on Königssee. looking forward to some Apfelstrudel and a glass of Bier .

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Königssee Bavaria
The Königssee is a magnificent lake just south of our Campingplatz at Schönau, near the town of Berchtesgaden. It is about 7.7km long, 1.7km wide, and 190m deep. At its northernmost end there are a fleet of boats leaving about every fifteen minutes to take ...

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Sunset on Ahrenshoop
If you have heard about Germany's Baltic coast, but have never actually visited, then you might think that all the coastal towns face north. It is true that often as you climb over the usual Deich  or dyke that separates road from beach, you will be confron...

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The Impossibly Picturesque Village of Born
There are many holiday villages on the Darß peninsula, but most of them have a sameness about them. Born is an exception. Some of its cottages, though Ferienhäuser , have protected  Denkmal  status, and most of them have an individuality and authenticity th...

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Nature on the Darß Peninsula
From Prerow we took a twelve kilometre round-trip walk to the lighthouse on the tip of the Darß peninsula through the most wonderfully wild nature you could want. Remember though to pack some mosquito repellent and wear some stout walking boots!

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Prerow, Vorpommern-Rügen
We are enjoying a rest at the seaside, in the small town of Prerow on the Baltic coast. It is a prefect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy nature, as well as eat glorious ice cream! Here are a few photos from my album.

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First of all, one for the school-child humour corner. It's amazing what you get as extras when you buy German potatoes! These extra large potatoes (in Britain we'd call them 'baking potatoes') are actually quite hard to get hold of. I don't know if the Kart...

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Venice, La Serenissima
One of our favourite cities is the unique, incomparable, sublime, most serene republic of San Marco; Venice! On a stop-off returning to Berlin from the UK, we stayed for a few nights in a villa on the Fondamenta de la Sensa in the northern Cannaregio part o...
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