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Solingen, Schloss Burg, Germany - 3rd October 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today there is a national holiday in Germany - it's German reunification day! This means my host does not have to work, but to take a walk with the TVs instead :) We went to the neighbour city Solingen to take a walk in the outskirts.

First we walked through a forest for some time.

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We reached a more rural district than.

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A lovely medieval castle came into sight than.

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Although it seemed to be rather close to us my host told me that we'd had to walk some minutes to get there. Time for a rest :)

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Than we reached the castle. Katja told us that it was originally built in 12th century by one of the former reigns of this county. We took a look at the courtyard with many shops.


Here you can buy wine and several spirits. One of them is called "Hexenschuss" -  German colloquial  speech for low back pain.

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This memorial is showing Adolf IV, count of Berg who originally built this castle in early 12th century. In the following centuries it was enlarged, destroyed an rebuilt until nowaday'ńs appearance.

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You have a stunning view to the surrounding valleys and forests.

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I bought a post for you, Mummy. I'm going to send it next week.

Love
MiniMarshmallow

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