As far as I can remember I’ve not been anywhere beginning with J. So instead here’s a place I’d like to visit: Jena. Continue reading
The second largest city in Germany – and one where I’ve spent a lot of time as it is only 45 minutes by car from Cirencester’s German twin town. Continue reading
My first visit to Germany was a school trip to the Rheinland in 2006. One of the towns we visited then was Cochem, in the Moselle Valley. Continue reading
I’ve only been to Berlin once – 5 years ago in November – but as I was originally planning to spend a few days in Berlin in June (before the Coronavirus hit) it seemed appropriate to make it the second destination in my A to Z. Continue reading
With 2020 now well under way I’ve more or less booked all my holidays for the year ahead. Continue reading
My first full day in Germany started with the realisation that I am more than half way to Itzehoe. Approx 500 miles down – just over 400 to go.
To be honest, this was not the most enjoyable exit from a motorway service station. Hopefully the traffic will be kind to me tomorrow!
German holiday traffic all the way from De Panne, countless lorries, the first traffic jam was before I even made it to the motorway!
I normally find that by mid-late May the weather in Germany is warm and Sunny – perhaps the odd thunderstorm. I was lucky last year to get temperatures of 30°c down in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. This year I won’t be that far South so I don’t think I’ll get quite that! But I hope that, in travelling the last weekend in May, I will get some decent weather. Continue reading
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, I headed in to Schwerin’s City Centre and walked through the Altstadt (old town) to the Schweriner Schloß.