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Munich, Germany - 23rd December 2011

By: kassiopaya

Today we had a little walk through munich. This is the home of my mummy!

We saw the "Maximilianeum", which is the bavarian parliament building.

The we went to the "Friedensengel" (freedom-angel).


* Posted Jan 16, 2012, 3:52 pm Last edited Jan 16, 2012, 3:54 pm by kassiopaya [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Munich, Germany - 17th January 2012

By: kassiopaya


now I'm going on my first travel.

I will go with Baby_Pom_Fimble to visit his mum!

See you there.


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Remscheid, Germany - 19th January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I arrived at my first host's home today. Baby_Pom_Fimble was happy to meet her Mum Katja.

Two other ToyVoyagers, Aslan and Snakey were also there to give us a warm welcome.


Everyone like the candy we brought with us.


I also met Katja's pets. Here is one of them, Shiva.


Three ferrets are living here.l They are extremely curious :)

The weather here in North Rhine-Westpahlia is really bad, we all hope that it will get better soon.


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Remscheid, Germany - 22nd January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
the weather is still ugly here with lots of rain. Nontheless my host Katja decided that we would take a walk. The first photos were taken in the vicinity of my current home. I am living in one of the older parts of the city, which were not destroyed or damaged in World War II.



We went to a woodland area. There is a creek in the valley, usually a really narrow one.  It is carrying much more water than usual.


These rain detention basins are usually empty, now they are filled. (It is raining for about six weeks now.)


We were happy when we reached our home.


Later we watched Katja's daughter prepare a torte. Her boyfriend is celebrating his birthday today, she is going to take it to the birthday party. She made a torte with cream, chocolate cream and strawberries.


She prepared the chocolate cream with egg yolk, butter and melted chocolate.


First the layers of the torte were filled with strawberry jam, than there is a layer of whipped cream and finally the chocolate cream.


Than the torte was decoreated with more cream, strawberries and chocolate hearts.


It's looking good, isn't it?


Maybe I will manage to hide in her bag, so I could also go to the birthday party and taste the torte.


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Remscheid, Germany - 25th January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
finally the weather changed!


Katja had to buy treats for her pets, so we went to the pet shop. On our way we took this nice photo.



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Remscheid, Germany - 27th January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we took a short today in Remscheid. It took not long to leave the city centre, soon we reached a large allotment garden area. You can see that there is a lot of woodland and rural areas around. Paradise for a dog :)



They have lovely old houses here, have a look at this one:


Bye for now

* Posted Feb 3, 2012, 7:11 am Last edited Mar 1, 2012, 1:22 pm by olgamaus [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Remscheid, Germany - 29th January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
in the morning we took a walk with Katja and two of her friends. Katja promised me that I would see Muengsten Bridge, Germany's highest railway bridge. We went into the forest where we found a rock with engraved artwork: A puddle oracle! Unfortunately a frozen oracle does not work :)


There is an outlook pavilion high above the valley of the river Wupper. You have a good overlook across the valley of the river Wupper with Muengsten Bridge.



There are rocks along our path, little waterfalls running down everywhere.


We went downhill than towards the river.


We found more rocks with engraved patterns, a tabletop game this time, nine men's morris.


In the meantime we crossed the river and walked back towards Muengsten Bridge. This side of the river bank is really steep, rocks and steep slopes.


We reached the leisure park underneath the bridge than. The bridge was built in early 20th century, finished in 1906 A.D. It is 107 m high, overspanning the valley of the river Wupper which is marking the border between Remscheid and the neighbour city Solingen. It is about 480 m long. There will be extended repar and restoration works in the coming years.


When the weather is good lots of kids are playing here in the shallow river, Katja told us. After six weeks with heavy rainfall the Wupper is not a shallow river any more.


This was a very interesting trip today.


* Posted Feb 3, 2012, 7:16 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Solingen, Germany - 31st January 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we visited a medieval castle in the neighbour City Solingen, Schloss Burg, It is situated high upon a hill above the River Wupper.

We went into the courtyard and found a lovely half-timbered part of the castle.


Schloss Burg was built in 1133 by Count Adolf I von Berg on a hill above the river Wupper.That's why this region is called "Bergisches Land". Many people believe that it's name refers to the landscape with hills and valleys. (For those who do not speak German: The German word for mountain or hill is "Berg", so many people think that the name "Bergisches Land" means "land with many hills" )

About a hundred years later it was enlarged by Count Engelberg II von Berg. This is the guy on the horse in the courtyard.




In Thirty Years War (17th century) large parts of the castle were destroyed. It was rebuilt then, but it was used for industrial purposes for many years. In the end of the 19th century they began to rebuild it as it appears today.

In the castle courtyard you can find souvenir shops and shops whose owners are doing an "old" handcraft, for example handmade brushes, brooms, soap, lovely yarns and wooden knitting needles, toys like swords and helmets and much more.



You can overlook the valley between Remscheid and Solingen from this high point.


Here you can see the castle from a distance.


We found a "twin" of the outlook pavilion which I showed you on Sunday, it was created by the same architect.


And here is the fantastic overview :)


We made a side-trip to the concrete wall of a nearby drinking water dam, there are repair works taking place at the moment.


We walked back to the car through a rural hamlet clalled "Höhrath", they have many livery stables here and a sawmill.



From now on I was hiding in Katja's pocket - it was soooo cold outside.


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Hückeswagen, Germany - 7th February 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we visited Hückeswagen today, a small town in the "Oberbergisches Land", about 18 km apart from Remscheid. We went there to take a friend's daughter to a riding stable. Hückeswagen is embedded in a rural landscape.



We took a walk than around an upstream temporary dam of the large Wupper dam. It is almost completely frozen.




This is Pepe, my new friend, although he his a little bit larger than me :)




We also went to the the town centre of Hückeswagen, a lovely old town.


They have a castle here, the municipality is situated in it.



When we walked back to the river Wupper we saw this tiny house with the working fireman.


Of course I also said hello to the horses.




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Remscheid, Germany - 11th February 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we took a walk in the late afternoon in the city centre. We walked along the "Route of Tools" (Trasse des Werkzeugs), a former railway track, now built to a lane for pedestrians and cyclists. This lane is following the former freight train track from the central station to the district Hasten, many industrial companies were situated along this track, some are still nowadays.




We found a resting area, you can find some seats here (it was too cold to sit longer than 30 seconds on the metal bench).


The lane was sponsored by local companies, mostly tool producing companies - that's why it is called "Route of Tools". Remscheid is famous for its tool producing industry for centuries. You can find large signs with the logos of the sponsoring companies.

This is the former slaughterhouse, the whole complex is under monument protection nowadays.



The closer we came towards Hasten, the more the lane seemed to be a park or a walking path in a forest.


I found those funny wrench patterns, stamped into the tarmac.


We left the Route of Tools and went home through the municipal park.


This monument is dedicated to the dead of several wars which took place before WW I.



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from Remscheid to Wuppertal, Germany - 12th February 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we met friends to take a longer hiking tour to the neighbour town Wuppetal. We planned to visit the Wuppertal Brewhouse. A brewhouse - like all Bavarians I LOVE brewhouses :D :D :D

First we had to walk towards the valley between Remscheid and Wuppertal, it is called "Morsbachtal", like the creek (Morsbach) running through it. It seems that all the water on earth's surface was frozen.


This is the Morsbach (Morsbach creek).


This pond in front of an historic industrial site is also frozen.


This cute little house was restored in the last years, Katja told me.


Than we had to climb from the bottom of the valley towards Wuppertal-Cronenberg. Can you see the city centre of Remscheid on the hill in background? We started our trip there :)


This is a typical German garden :D


From now we walked along the "Sambatrasse", also a former railway track, following a route though the forest from Wuppertal-Cronenberg to the zoo quarter in Wuppertal.


This historic train is placed here.



An incinerator is also situated at the Sambatrasse.


This is an access road to the A46 motorway.


We left the Sambatrasse in the zoo quarter. You can find lots of beautiful mansions here.


In the background you can see the touristc highlight of Wuppertal - the Schwebebahn, a suspension railway. It travels along a route of 13.3 kilometres (8.3 mi), at a height of about 12 metres (39 ft 4 in) above the river Wupper. At some places it is crossing streets, even the motorway A46.


An historic train, the so-called Kaiserwagen, is leaving the station.


Inside a station ...


Here you can see the city hall of the district Wuppertal-Barmen.


The brewhouse is situated close to the city hall, just behind it.


We were really thirsty, so we ordered large beers immediately.


The brewhouse is a former public swimming bath which was in use from 1882 until it was closed in 1993. The brewhouse was opened in the the rebuilt complex in 1997. You can find photos of the former swimming bath here, you have to click the "Historie"-button in the top row.




We went home than by train.


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Remscheid, Germany - 21st February 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we took a short walk in the city centre today, first we had a look at the city hall. There is a large open space in front of it, the market place. You can find a pillar here with the heraldic animal of Remscheid, a lion.



This is the water tower. The whole inner city is provided with drinking water from this tower. The water is pumped from a dam in a valley of Remscheid to this tower.


This is the central bus station.


Here you can see the company building of the local newspapere, the Remscheider General-Anzeiger.



Bye for now[php]

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I don't know, I don't know - 15th March 2012

By: kassiopaya

Hey, where am I?

I was on walk with my host olgamaus.

I just wanted to see, what's around the next corner. olgamaus didn't realise, that I was walking around. Now I can't find her  :(.

Now I'm on my own adventure. Maybe I find my way home. If you see me, just help me and write a little post here. My mummy misses me, for sure.


* Posted Mar 15, 2012, 8:27 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Remscheid, Germany - 22nd May 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I just want to let you know that I'm fine.

In Winter I fell out of Katja's pocken and got lost for a whle. I was straying around with a cat, hopped on a train, found new friends,  until I finally found my way back to Remscheid. Now I am looking around for somebody who looks like a TV host.



Nobody who looked like a TV host came by, so I walked a bit around, searching for another nice place for waiting.


Suddenly I heard someone talking and a big green nose came closer ... A dragon!


A dragon? Is it normal that a dragon is here in Germany? Rather NO!
What does it mean? Maybe the dragon is a ToyVoyager? I tried to talk to him, but he already hurried away with some other ... ToyVoyagers?!

At least I know that there is ToyVoyager-life in Remscheid! Now I will have even closer looks around!


* Posted May 28, 2012, 3:17 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Remscheid, Germany - 27th May 2012

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I was still waiting for someone who could help me find my host Katja, in the district Hasten this time. We took some walks here, so maybe ...


Suddenly a teddy bear was sitting next to me ...


...and also a little dinosaur with a ToyVoyager-tag!!!


Finally I was found!

Katja was also happy that I was still here in Remscheid. She had a guilty conscience because she thought that she'd lost me in winter. This happended because I was a bit too curious :

Nontheless we walked around for some time.


We met a flock of sheep, the sheep were waitingfor their sheep-shearing.


Now I'd like to come home to Munich for a while. Or maybe travelling is even better .... ?


* Posted May 30, 2012, 7:32 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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