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Solingen, Germany - 2nd September 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we went to the neighbour city Solingen to take a walk and later having dinner in a restaurant.

We started our walk at the "Corkscrew Route" (Korkenziehertrasse). This is also a former railway track which was built to a lane like the Rote of Tools here in Remscheid. It is called "Korkenziehertrasse" because it is meandering through the city like a corkscrew.

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The freight depots were here, now the buildings are used by artists, you can also find bars and cafés here.

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The route is following the nowadays used railway track here in the city centre.

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We found lots of graffiti along the route.

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We returned to our starting point to have dinner. Katja's daughter is working in this restaurant as a cook. In summer the beer garden is opened and there is a fantastic barbeque with lots of salads, potatoes and so on.

Cheers!

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Bye
Lily

* Posted Sep 4, 2011, 9:34 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Wuppertal, Germany - 9th September 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,

in the morning the weather was looking like this .... really horrible!

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In the afternoon we went to Scharpenacken, a former army training area. This area was used for military purposes until 2004 A.D as a shooting range. Today there is a local recreation area with vast open areas. Katja's friend and her large dog accompanied us. Of course I forewent this horrbile creature. (Katja said that the dog, Pepe, was a really dear thing, not chasing cats, but who knows?)

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In the background you can see a housing area in Wuppertal, famous for its exquisite villas built by factory owners. (With this foggy weather the houses are not really visible, but they are there!)

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They are using sheep as lawn mowers here :)

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Hawthorn everywhere you look.

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On these signs you can find information about this area. It will be renatured in the coming years.

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Bye
Lily

* Posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:34 am Last edited Oct 9, 2011, 11:35 am by olgamaus [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Remscheid, at home, Germany - 10th September 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
today we helped to paint the kitchen walls. We were all wearing paper hats, so we could not become dirty if we were sloppy painters.

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Bye
Lily

* Posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:37 am Last edited Oct 9, 2011, 11:46 am by olgamaus [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Solingen, Germany - 14th September 2011

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.

This is the view from the street.

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

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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.

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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.

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The round tower was the powder tower, it was restored about two years ago.

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You can overlook the valley of the river Wupper from this high point.

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We walked into the forest than. From here you can see how high above the valley level we were.

Later, when we walked through a hamlet called Höhrath we saw a sweet chestnut tree in one of the gardens.

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In Höhrath you can find many livery stables.

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Bye
Lily


* Posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:43 am Last edited Oct 9, 2011, 11:43 am by olgamaus [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Remscheid, at home, Germany - 17th September 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
our work in the kitchen is finished. Everything is at its place again.

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Bye
Lily

* Posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:45 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Remscheid, Germany - 8th October 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
since my last travelog entry we are having autumn here. Last week the weather felt like summer, but this week it changed to autumn. When we went outside it was rather cold and rainy.

First we went to Hasten, picking up Katja's friend Erika. Hasten is one of the oldest districts of the municipal area, with narrow lanes and old houses.

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I met two cats at Erika's house, one of them still a kitten.

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We went towards the forest than, we almost reached the valley of the Morsbach creek.

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Along this creek you can find a lot of old industrial companies, this is where industrialization started in 13th century here. The creek was used to run water wheels.

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We went into the forest than, straight uphill, leaving the valley. On the hill oposite of us you can see the city centre of Remscheid, with the two characteristic towers of the city hall and the water tower.

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Suddenly the sun showed up!

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Sunflowers!

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From the open fields we had a great overlook.

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Bye
Lily

* Posted Oct 12, 2011, 9:45 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


travelling, home - 25th November 2011

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
I am on my home now after having a good time in Germany.

Love
Lily

* Posted Nov 26, 2011, 9:54 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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