Monthly Archives : March 2015

One Day, Three Towns – Halle


Short post, today. Town number 3 is Halle. A short post, because our visit to this charming place was shortened by the freezing weather – and the fact that I forgotten to bring my winter coat with me… Anyway, there was still a small Christmas market going on, which Ingrid would love to have visited. But I wanted to be…

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One Day, Three Towns – Lutherstadt Wittenberg


Next stop: a town that got its name from its most famous inhabitant. You can’t miss it: the huge market square with the Rathaus and its Baroque fountain. There are two main churches in the town and Ingrid and I visited one of them: the Gothic Marienkirche, built between the 13th and 15th century. This church is linked with Luther:…

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One Day, Three Towns – Torgau


This small town is known for its old center with Renaissance buildings. Our first stop was at the Marienkirche, which was unfortunately closed. Ingrid, however, managed to take some pictures through the glass door. The main attraction of Torgau is a castle, Schloss Hartenfels. Around the courtyard are residential buildings, palaces and a chapel. Under the bridge is a bear…

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Photo (and video) Essay – Leipzig Zoo


This was originally not on our program, simply because our travel guide did not mention it. But when Ingrid saw publicity of it in our hotel, she became so enthusiastic that I could hardly say no to a visit to the Leipzig Zoo. Founded in 1978, the zoo hosts 850 animals in 6 theme worlds. Unfortunately, the weather made our…

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Our Highlights of Leipzig


Leipzig was on the program of our summer trip of 2014, but when Ingrid fell ill in the Czech Republic, we had to postpone our visit to this German town. Finally, we decided to go there during the Christmas vacation. Ingrid and I felt immediately at home in Leipzig, probably because it’s a city that has a lot to offer…

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Reims and the Chemin des Dames


In my last post, you saw the cultural and natural surroundings of Reims. Today, I’ll show the city from a completely different point of view: that of World War I. According to Wikipedia, In France, the Chemin des Dames (literally, the “ladies’ path”) is part of the D18 and runs east and west in the dĂ©partement of Aisne, between in…

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Photo Essay – Exploring the Surroundings of Reims


Ingrid and I loved the beautiful city of Reims, but its surroundings shouldn’t be ignored either. Here is our selection. Phare de Verzenay A lighthouse in the middle of Champagne vineyards? You’ll find it in the pretty village of Verzenay. The lighthouse nowadays serves as a museum about … Champagne. Les Faux de Verzy The French word “fau” means dward…

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