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Devil's Wall, Germany - 11th July 2015

By: MA_17

We did a journey to the Harz mountains to take a walk around a part of the Teufelsmauer (Devil's Wall). It is a rock formation made of hard sandstones of the Upper Cretaceous in the northern part of the Harz Foreland. The part we visited has been protected since 1935 as a nature reserve and is thus one of the oldest nature reserves in Germany. The band of rock that forms the Teufelsmauer outcrops at three places over a distance of 20 km.

The most interesting thing is the way the Wall was made: "In a gray time the Devil came to an agreement with the Lord over a division of the estate. He wanted the Harz, however, to be his dominion. So they bet each other that he might have the mountains, if he managed to build in one night a wall as high and strong as the buildings of the emperor. Said and done, the wall rose up in the dark. Then the Lord had a farmer's wife from Timmenrode walk to market with her cockerel and stumble over a small pebble. Whereupon the rooster stretched his neck in the basket and began to crow. The Devil thought the night was over and flung the keystone furiously against his wall, leaving only fragments of it standing."
Devil must be a tall one!

Meow & purr


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Harz, Germany - 12th July 2015

By: MA_17

We spent one more day in the Harz mountains. I showed my friends my new castle! I'm sure they liked it! :cyclops:


Meow & purr

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Erfurt, Germany - 24th July 2015

By: MA_17

Mommy told us we are  going to Erfurt, a city in the heart of Germany. Yeah! :cyclops:

Later we heard that we're not here for sightseeing, only for shopping. But we were allowed to take a picture at the Dom Square!
On the left you can see St Mary's Cathedral which is the largest church in Erfurt on Domberg hill. It combines Romanesque and Gothic elements and hosts one of the largest medieval bells, the Gloriosa. It is also the Episcopal see and one of the main sights of Erfurt.
And on the right there is St Severus' Church. It is the second-largest parish church after the cathedral and stands next to it on the Domberg hill. It is a Gothic church and was built around 1300.

Meow & purr


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Brocken, Germany - 12th August 2015

By: MA_17

It's me again! :cyclops:

We went to the Harz mountains for some hiking!
When we arrived to a small villages we jumped into an old train and traveled for about half an hour. When we went out of the train we were standing on the top of the world! Ok, it was just the top of the Harz mountains. :rolleyes:
The Brocken, also sometimes referred to as the Blocksberg, is the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany. Although its elevation of 1,141 metres (3,743 ft) is below alpine dimensions, its microclimate resembles that of mountains of about 2,000 m (6,600 ft). The peak above the tree line tends to have a snow cover from September to May, and mists and fogs shroud it up to 300 days of the year. Ok, this must be one of the few days without fog! :)
The Brocken has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils and I'm sure we saw some behind some trees.
There's a weather station on the Brocken peak which hosts a museum.

When we walked down the hill we found a path straight into the forest. Of course, we followed it. We walked and walked and walked and then there was the end! Somewhere in the forest. We turned and went back.

After walking 8km we were so hungry and realized that we didn't have anything to eat! :o Luckily we found some tasty blueberries. Yummy! :cyclops:

Meow & purr

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Warnemünde, Germany - 20th August 2015

By: MA_17

Roadtrippin' :cyclops:

Just for fun we went to the ocean!
We visited the seaside resort Warnemünde which is located on the Baltic Sea.
All we did today was enjoying the sun, the salty wind and the sound of the waves. It was amazing!
Isn't it beautiful? :rolleyes:
In the evening we were so tired that we fall asleep in the car. Must be that fresh air!

Meow & purr


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Leipzig, Germany - 25th November 2015

By: MA_17

We've been so busy that we totally forgot to take pictures. :stare:

This is just a short update, because we didn't stay long.
We were on train with Mommy traveling around. In Leipzig we had a short stop-over so there was only time for one picture. :(

Leipzig is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony. With its population of 544,479 inhabitants it is one of Germany's top 15 cities by population. The city is located about 160 kilometers (99 miles) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleisse, and Parthe rivers at the southerly end of the North German Plain.

On the picture you can see ME! And Leipzig main station. It is the central railway terminus in Leipzig. At 83,460 square metres (898,400 sq ft) it is the world's largest railway station measured by floor area. It has 19 overground platforms housed in six iron train sheds, a multi-level concourse with towering stone arches, and a 298 metres (978 ft) long facade. Two Leipzig City Tunnel underground platforms were inaugurated two years ago.
The station is classified as a Category 1 station, one of twenty in Germany. It also functions as a large shopping centre. Damn, no time for shopping today.

Meow & purr


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Wroclaw, Poland - 27th August 2016

By: MA_17

We had a short stopover in Wroclaw, Poland.
The city is about 4hrs from Berlin and in 2016, the city is a European Capital of Culture and the World Book Capital. Also, Wroclaw will host the Theatre Olympics, World Bridge Games and the European Film Awards in 2016, IFLA Annual Conference and World Games in 2017.

Damn it was a hot day! So we spent the few minute see had in the shadow at the market square. The square behind me is called Rynek and its history goes back to the 13th century.
Behind me you can see St. Elizabeth's Church. It's a Catholic Church built in the gothic style.


Meow & purr

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