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Igel, Germany - 28th May 2012

By: fam-united

Our last stop was Igel, what is hedgehog in English - what a funny name for a town. We stopped here to take a photo of the Igel column, which is UNESCO World Heritage. The column is 23 metres high and was built in 250 A.D. by the brothers Lucius Secundinius Aventinus und Lucius Secundinius Securus. The original column is in a museum in Trier.


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Bruchsal, Germany - 30th May 2012

By: fam-united

Today we go out for another day trip. I'm sure, I will enjoy it.

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Darmstadt, Germany - 30th May 2012

By: fam-united

Our first stop was at the Hundertwasser house in Darmstadt, which belongs to the state of Hessen. The house is called "Waldspirale", "forest spiral" in English. It is a residential building complex built in the 1990s. It was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company. The building was completed in 2000 after Hundertwasser's death.

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It contains 105 apartments, a parking garage, a kiosk as well as a café and a bar. There are about 1000 windows and no two windows are the same.

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You see the typical elements of Hundertwasser's personal style attract attention: the gilded onion domes, the absence of straight lines and sharp corners, the multicoloured painting of the building in earth tones and the colourful ceramic columns.

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The inner courtyard contains a playground for the children of the residents and a small artificial lake.

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Darmstadt, Germany - 30th May 2012

By: fam-united

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At next we drove to a place called "Mathildenhöhe". We all didn't know anything about this place, so we had to read about it. It's an artists colony and you can see some houses around the park, which were created by them.

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With about 180 metres it is the highest place of Darmstadt.

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There is a Russian Chapel built in 1897 and the Hochzeitsturm (wedding tower) built in 1906, which was created by one of those architecture artists, which I mentioned above.

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We climbed the tower and took some photos from the top floor, but I'm sorry, the photos are blurry. It was just a problem of the sun and the camera was still the small one.

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In 1833 they reshaped the garden in style of an English garden and the  plane trees are of this decade.

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The artists built their houses in Art Nouveau style between 1899 bis 1914.

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Frankfurt a.M., Germany - 30th May 2012

By: fam-united

Finally it was time to drive to Frankfurt a.M., because we had to fetch my host's daughter there, who came with a flight from Athens, Greece. She was there with her class. We had no chance to see any planes, because we arrived to late to go outside on the terrace.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 31st May 2012

By: fam-united

Because my host and her children still had a break from school, they decided to go and have lunch at a restaurant outside of Bruchsal. I asked her to take some photos with me when we walked home again.

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As you can see here Bruchsal belongs to the rural district of Karlsruhe.

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Here's the backside of the house Santa Maria.

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I love this VW-Kaefer (Beetle). Do you know Herbie?

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Here is the front of Santa Maria. We found a sign and took a photo of it, so you can read some information about this house.

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Mannheim, Germany - 9th June 2012

By: fam-united

Today we drove to Mannheim, but we only were there on a short visit, so we had no chance to see more than some high buildings and streets.

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We were in the fifth floor, rather high in my opion.

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My host's aunt has some nice flowers on her balcony.

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Here you see the television tower.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 9th June 2012

By: fam-united


In the evening we watched a football match of the EM, UEFA European Football Championship.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 25th April 2013

By: fam-united

Wow! We have another sunny day! I really had no chance to see the flowers in the garden behind the house until now, because the weather was that bad. I can't remember, that we had springweather like this before. All flowers are blooming at the same time and the trees got leaves within minutes it seems.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 26th May 2013

By: fam-united

Today we decided to bake a rhubarb cake. Our host allowed us to do it all alone without her help. So please take a look at the recipe. We explain it step by step:

At first we had to find a place - we are quite a few
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Of course we aren't all traveling. Some of us are here as active toyvoyagers, but many of us are guests, who decided to stay here as long as the owners don't find time to get in contact with our host. And of course some of us live here, but we all have one thing in common - we are toyvoyagers.
At next we had to get the eggs. We need six eggs for the cake.


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It was Sausi Karl's job to beat the eggs.

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Then one of us - don't know who - added 50g sugar for each egg, so it was 300 g sugar. It's quite a lot, we know.

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Madam Miff added one packet of vanilla sugar to the dough.

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Of course we had to beat the dough again, but we couldn't handle the camera while beating the dough.
Matcha and Ted added 300g flour and one packet of baking powder.


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Then we had to stir the dough again until it was fluffy.

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Melek helped

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and Nathalie

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Then Matcha prepared the dish for the dough. We baked without bottom on a foil.

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Nathalie was still busy stiring the dough.

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And the she filled it in the dish.

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Then we all were sitting there and waiting for the cake to get baken in the oven. Man it was boring at first. But we didn't expect, that half an hour can be such a short time, when so many tvs are together.

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After this break we had to prepare the rhubarb, because we wanted to fill the cake with rhubarb cream.

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Little Dragon helped to skin it.

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And Matcha helped to cut it in pieces.

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Billy helped Matcha to stay on the pot during cutting the rhubarb pieces.

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Then we had to prepare some ingrediences for the cream. We needed two packets of vanilly pudding powder, one egg white and one yolk. We had to stir the egg white.

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Before adding the stirred egg white, we had to add the pudding powder. We had added a little bit of water to it and shook it until it was smooth. Then we added the pudding powder to the cooked rhubarb. We also added the yolk.

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Then Louis the Rat added the stirred egg white and gently folded it in.

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Finally we cut the cake in two layers and filled the cream on the first and then on the second layer and put the last layer on top of it.

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Oldenburg, Germany - 30th July 2013

By: Jerena

Hurray! I arrived in Oldenburg and was welcomed very friendly by Lupo an Relaxo! We told about our adventures and then... guess what then happened!? They give me a pin of Oldenburg for my shirt!
I´m excited what kind of adventures I´ll go through.

Bye, bye
JBF Bear

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Oldenburg, Germany - 30th August 2013

By: Jerena

Hi there! Before I´ll travel to my next host in Austria I want to show you how my summer in Oldenburg was.

In the garden of my host mum I found a "weatherstone". I think it´s a good idea to translate the "Low German" language you see on the board:
"Weatherstone
Stone dry, sun.
Stone wet, rain.
Stone not seen, foggy.
Stone white, snow.
Stone wobbles, storm.
Stone fell off, earthquake."

I also saw sunflowers, an apple tree, a windmill a very old pump for rainwater an I had a wonderful sunbath!
Hope you enjoy the pics!

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Aggstein, Austria - 20th November 2013

By: Mausbären

Hi!

I've arrived in Vienna save and sound. And first thing we did was to visit a very special market. It is special for three reasons.

1. It took place at a castle
2. It only takes place at Christmas time
3. It is a special market build like the ones of the European Middle Ages

So, they had a blacksmith, who woulöd not only build amor for mankind,but also for toys. If you look close enough you will see a rat, wearing a helmet  :D

We also saw lots of yummy food of the middle ages. Even a traditional oven, where they made bread like in the Middle Ages.

The sign you can see on the last picture says: Chocolate cookie medicine- that is a medicine I like :)

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Aggstein, Austria - 20th November 2013

By: Mausbären

Next we visited the cellar of the castle. There they tell you the famous story of the Nibelungen.

In this tragic story Siegfried has to fight a lot in order to be able to marry the woman he loves. His most important fight perhaps is when he kills a dragon. Because after the fight, he bathes in the blood of the dragon, which makes him invincible. Well, a small leave has fallen on his shoulder, and there no dragon blood did touch his body- that's why he can be killed there.

He then gets a lot of money from the king of dwarfs, and really manages to marry the woman he loves- but dies soon after. She takes revenge on the people who killed him.

It is a very tragic story  ;)

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Aggstein, Austria - 20th November 2013

By: Mausbären

Then we visited the other parts of the castle, which are very steep.

The castle was build on top of a mountain in order to be able to see enemies who wanted to fight you as soon as possible. That is why we were able to enjoy a stunning view from up there.

On the pictures you can also see the Danube river, which is perhaps the most important river of Austria.

Love,
JBF 'Bear

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