|Vacation / Trip report
||[May. 6th, 2009|03:59 pm]
Had 1.5 weeks of vacation to travel with 2 friends, a certain mouse, and various Fluffs to Denmark to visit a friend of theirs.
Friday (24th april): Roadtrip starting at 10:00 in Nuernberg ... We drove straight to Hamburg as the first days stop. Spent the evening at the Aussenalster, lounging at a jetty cafe and enjoying the setting sun over the water. Tried not to get run over by Joggers and Bikers. Hotel was a nice one in St Georg, except I could listen to everything happen in the neighbouring rooms and the staircase.
Saturday: Walked around the Binnenalster and the City. Met by chance my brother who lives in Hamburg. Met an old study friend of Edith and spent more time walking around and looking at St Pauli / Landungsbruecken, Ferries, Oevelgoenne and Blankenese. Then we drove on towards Luebeck. Luebeck was quieter and emptier then we imagined (or we did not really find the cool places). So Steakhouse first, and Irish Pub across the nice Hotel (Alter Speicher) later on.
Sunday: Visited the Guenter Grass House and the Figurenmuseum (funny enough, lots of hand puppets from all over the world ... but no Muppets (r).) ... Then drove on towards Denmark, where we spent the night in the even quieter costal town Fredericia.
Denmark smelled strongly of Guelle everywhere, farmers have been busy getting it to the fields apparently.
Monday: Drove on to visit Lindholm Hoje, a Viking grave site and after walking around it a bit, drove on the Ålbæk, near the northern most tip of Denmark. We had rented a vacation flat for 4 nights at a farmers place, quiet and nice. Lots of drinking and chatting.
Tuesday: Visited Skagen withs its art museum, and the tip of denmark in Grenen, where Skagerrak (Nordsee aka North Sea) and Kattegat (Ostsee aka Baltic Sea) meet each other, and the
a large aquarium in Hirthals.
Wednesday: A walk through the woods.
Thursday: More sightseeing around the area, visited to only left-as-is wandering dune Råbjerg Mile, various beaches on both the North and Baltic Sea. Enjoyed local fish in the evening.
Friday: Drove (mostly with a Ferry from Fredrikshaven) to Goeteborg. Spent the afternoon walking around in Goeteborg, drinking beer and watching the local girls who obviously are accustomed to walk around in shorts and tshirts at 10 degree celsius. Nice hotel called Vasa.
Saturday: Drove through south sweden and denmark to Gedser and then ferried over to Rostock. Found a nice hotel in Warnemuende and relaxed with beach walking and beer/wine.
Sunday: More refreshing beach walking, saying good by to the sea... Drove southwards, with a lunch stop in Potsdam to visit Sanssouci, then onwards back to Nuernberg.
Monday-Wednesday: Washing, helping Rasmus with his home network and getting barbeque as thanks, fixing libgphoto2...
Images are here.