Castle Trendelburg

October 27, 2014

008 - TrendelburgA visit to Rapunzel

Route: Wülmersen – Trendelburg – Wülmersen (14 km)

Once upon a time there was acouple. The husband wanted to meet the needs of his pregnant wife and stole vegetables for a salad from the garden of a witch. Unfortunately she caught him. In exchange for his life she demanded his future child. The witch took the new born girl and at the age of 12 she imprisoned her in a tower. But the adolescent young lady found a way to keep in contact with the world. She let down her long hair from the window to the ground and the prince climbed secretly up to see her etc….

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From Corvey to Bad Karlshafen

October 21, 2014

018 - WeserradwegRoute: 15 km on foot, 38 km by bike

At 10:30 I’m boarding the small cruise ship sailing the river Weser from Bad Karlshafen to Corvey. On the lower deck I park my bike and start talking to a couple:

- Good morning! How are you? I see you are also travelling by bike?

- Yes! We spend one week holiday in this way. After a short distance on board we will continue our bike trip and discover the area along the Weser river. Every night we sleep in a different place.

I’m jealous. I only have one day off that’s why I want to take the maximum advantage of that.

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Hannoversch Münden

October 19, 2014

013 - Hannoversch MuendenWhile hiking the trail “Weserberglandweg” all we saw of Hannoversch Münden was the memorial stone with a rhyming poem at the confluence of the rivers Fulda and Werra, where the river Weser starts towards the North Sea.

“Where Werra and Fulda kiss each other/ they must let go of their names/, and there through this kiss / originates German up to the sea the Weser River.”

Alexander von Humboldt once said that Hann. Münden (the short name) is one of the seven most beautifully situated cities in the world. To explore the old town we didn’t have enough time on our hiking trip, though. Because of that I use the possibility to take a day off today and to explore the city myself.

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Bad Karlshafen

October 12, 2014

010 - Bad KarlshafenBad Karlshafen is a little baroque town with a long history. It was founded in 1699 by Landgrave Charles of Hessia for Huguenots escaped from France. When the king of France cancelled the Edict of Nantes in the seventeenth century, which guaranteed equal rights for Protestants and Catholics, many Huguenots refused to convert to Catholicism and moved to Karlshafen. Here the religious freedom and the preservation of the language were guaranteed. Today you can discover this chapter of the history in an interesting museum in the center.

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Helmarshausen

October 9, 2014

005 - Helmarshausen - KrukenburgBack to the medieval monuments…

Helmarshausen – now a part of the city Bad Karlshafen was an independent settlement founded over thousand years ago. Why is it so important? In the Benedictine Helmarshausen Abbey the famous Gospels of Henry the Lion was written in the twelfth century. The manuscript containing 266 pages was sold by auction in London for 32 billion DM in 1983. Germans bought one of the most expensive books in the world in context of the protection of the German national heritage treasures. Today the original is kept in the Library of Prince Augustus in Wolfenbüttel.

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Hiking „Weserberglandweg“ 2

September 28, 2014

010 - WeserberglandwegRoute: Sababurg – Bad Karlshafen (19.4 km)

Today we have to manage 19.4 km which is a short walk in comparison to yesterday. Besides we are equipped with GPS and expect to stay on the right track. We begin our trek at the castle of Sleeping Beauty, the Sababurg, where we finished it one day before. In Hessia there are some places associated with fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These famous fabulists wandered through this area many years ago, listened to stories of Huguenots people and then wrote them down. Today the castle Sababurg houses an exclusive restaurant and a hotel where wedding ceremonies and other big events are held regularly.

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Hiking “Weserberglandweg” 1

September 22, 2014

006- 140719- WeserberglandwegRoute: Hann Münden – Sababurg (officially 27 km)

Hiking along the Weser river on the so called “Weserberglandweg” belongs to a series of tours “on our doorstep”. As already mentioned before you do not have to go far to see and experience something interesting. We take our backpacks, put on comfortable shoes and go by car from Bad Karlshafen to the picturesque castle Sababurg known from the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” of the Grimm Brothers. We park our vehicle in front of the castle and take a local bus to the town Hann Münden, where we start our “march back home”.

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Neighbourhood of Frankfurt – Oberursel

August 14, 2014

Everyone has heard about Frankfurt/Main. This city attracts plenty of tourists at least because it has one of the largest airports in Europe. But only few of them visit its surroundings. Just leave the banking metropolis and in a region of up to 20 kilometres north of it, you can discover other smaller, but nevertheless interesting towns. In Königstein, Kronberg, Bad Homburg and Oberursel, located in the mountain range Taunus, some of the wealthiest residents of the state Hessen and even of the whole country are gathered. Bankers and other businessmen work in Frankfurt and live in the countryside.

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Maribor in Slovenia

August 8, 2014

Our last stop during this short holiday is Maribor at the river Drava – the second largest city of Slovenia. Unfortunately, most tourists do not stop in this country. Almost all of them are just passing through Ljubljana straight to Croatia.

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Salzburg – the city of Mozart

August 4, 2014

From Munich we are going straight to Austria. Our next stop is Salzburg, the birth town of Mozart. We walk through the narrow streets, when suddenly we see a crowd gathering around the yellow facade of a house. This is the place, where the famous composer was born. We “fight” with the other tourists for a space to take a picture. Salzburg’s atmosphere is amazing and captivating. While exploring the city our attention is drawn to numerous pubs and restaurants tempting guests with traditional dishes. We stop and test jause – delicious cold meat and cheese served on wooden board. This of course has to go together with a pint of cold Austrian beer.

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AROUND THE WORLD TOUR 2012-2014

Blog around the world only in Polish here or on Fabian's website (DE/EN)

ABOUT ME

I was born in Głuchołazy, small city in the South of Poland. After finishing high school I went to Berlin. I have graduated History and Society of South and South East Asia at the Humboldt University. As long as I remember I have been travelling a lot.
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VIETNAM 2005, 2011
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CAMBODIA 2005, 2011
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INDIA 2007
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USA 2007
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