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One Day, Three Towns – Halle

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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

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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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Another Sad Memory

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I am referring to the old border between the former East and West Germany. Lars and I visited the Grenzdenkmal (Border Memorial) Hötensleben. You will find it in the Wallstrasse 3, 39393 Hötensleben. Entrance is free and you can visit it whenever you want. According to the website dark-tourism: The full array of the typical GDR border fortifications has been…

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Looking for Luther

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Martin Luther, that is. On the last day of the year, Lars and I first drove to Eisleben, also Lutherstadt Eisleben. This is the town where Martin Luther was born and also died. Most of his life he lived in Wittenberg though. We quickly found a statue of the man in the center of town. Close to it is a…

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Going Back

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During our excursion to the Brocken, Lars had forgotten a couple of very important items: his scarf and his hat. So, with the icy wind blowing all the time, he soon started freezing. Literally… After less than 20 minutes, there were icicles hanging in his beard and his face had become very red. Unfortunately, we had to wait another 20…

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On Top Of The Mountain

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While we were standing in line to buy our tickets in the train station, a computer screen informed us that on top of the mountain, the temperature was about -2°C and the visibility about 3 kilometers. Excellent conditions for a walk and lots of pictures! As soon as Lars and I got out of the train on the Brocken, we…

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Taking The Train

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And not just any train! We are referring to the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways, one of the most popular attractions in the Harz region. It is a network of 140 km railways, connecting the principal cities and offering one of the very few possibilities of going to the top of the Brocken, the highest mountain in the Harz. Lars and…

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Exploring The Former Inner German Border

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Remember when we still talked about West and East Germany? Part of the former border runs through the Harz. The Brocken and other high mountains belonged to the military and were forbidden areas for civilians. As you can imagine, since 1990, these parts of the Harz have become very popular. We decided to have a look at it in Sorge.…

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