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Florence / Firenze
I love, love, love Florence! A cultural bomb exploded here back in the Renaissance, whose shock-waves swept across Europe and eventually encompassed the whole globe. You can still hear the echoes of that event, and feel its ripples interacting with the way ...
Florence / Firenze
Florence / Firenze
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Kühlungsborn
It's a strange feeling heading somewhere you expect to be the middle of nowhere, and coming across a large, busy town there. That's how we felt when we came across Kühlungsborn, which is in fact the largest seaside spa town on the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern coa...
Kühlungsborn
Kühlungsborn
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Maize Maze to Lighthouse Bastorf
There are some enterprising farmers who get extra revenue from their tall-growing crops by creating mazes out of them and charging admission. These are great fun, so long as you are not asthmatic, and I suppose is at least not preying on the credulous like ...
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Cap Arcona Tragedy Memorial
It is a fact that everywhere you go in Germany you will find remembrances of the horrors of war. There is a small but popular beach on the northern coast of Insel Poel, the Strandperle, and beside the road  Am Schwarzen Busch there is a memorial to a traged...
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Timmendorf, Insel Poel
On the west coast of Insel Poel we found a small seaside resort with a narrow beach, harbour, a lighthouse, and lots of holiday apartments and a campsite. The beach was rather crowded, and besides, we hadn't brought our bucket and spade, so we had a stroll ...
Timmendorf, Insel Poel
Timmendorf, Insel Poel
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Kirchdorf, Insel Poel
The Island of Poel (Insel Poel) is connected to the mainland by a causeway, so you can reach it by car, which we did this sunny morning. The island is a popular tourist destination for Germans, but is on a small scale that is kind of enchanting. Wherever yo...
Kirchdorf, Insel Poel
Kirchdorf, Insel Poel
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Wismar
Wismar is one of the most interesting and picturesque towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, so whilst we were in the area, we had to explore. We last visited it four years ago , and we were impressed how much had been renovated since that time, especially around...
Wismar
Wismar
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Teddy am Salzhaff
The Ostseecamping am Salzhaff  we are staying at is rather cramped, but okay. The toilet and shower facilities are very good, dish-washing and kitchen facilities not so good. What they have that is innovative is a contactless card that you top up, and then ...
Teddy am Salzhaff
Teddy am Salzhaff
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Doberan Minster Church
After looking around Schloss Ludwigslust's gardens we headed for the Mecklenburg-Pomeranian coast and pitched our tent at the campsite 'Ostseecamping am Salzhaff'. Then we headed out to explore the area, and it being Sunday visited the Doberaner Münster in ...
Doberan Minster Church
Doberan Minster Church
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Schloss Moritzburg
Another camping excursion, this time to Moritzburg in Saxony where they have a fairy-tale Schloss surrounded by an enormous moat!
Schloss Moritzburg
Schloss Moritzburg
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