• Harz Visit September 2022

    During a flying visit to Germany by Tom and Irene from the Netherlands, we ate lots of cake, toured Göttingen and then went walking in the Harz Mountains (close to Gö). I have visited the Harz many times but after a year’s gap it was shocking to see large swathes of dead trees. It is… Continue Reading

  • 9 Euro Day Trip 2 – August 30 2022 Tourism

    With just a few days before the end of the nine Euro ticket valid on all regional transport we decided to cross state lines and revisit Kassel some 50 kilometres from Göttingen. Tickets deals for internal travel within my home state of Lower Saxony will remain. Kassel sits upon the Fulda River in Hesse (some… Continue Reading

  • 9 Euro Day Trip – August 26 2022 Tourism

    The plan was to make use of our nine Euro rail ticket and visit Hannover, but the train was delayed because of a defect, and we opted to go instead to Kassel as that train was scheduled to leave much sooner. Hann Münden On board the train we decided spontaneously to jump off to visit… Continue Reading

  • Bad Harzburg July 2022

    Bad Harzburg is not a ye oldie German town and has very few signs of life before the 18th Century when it developed into a Spa Resort (it was called Neustadt until 1892). The town situated to the north of the Harz Mountains and is overlooked by them, drew people from across the German speaking… Continue Reading