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Munich: a tour through town in a day and a half

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August 3rd 2019

A personal view on Munich…

Yesterday early in the morning my train trip to Munich began. As I prefer to have plenty of time for changing trains, I took this time the somewhat slower, but much nicer route via Cologne an Koblenz to Mannheim and mainly along the river Rhine, where the Rhine flows through a deep gorge with steep rock walls, a. o. along the Loreley. Continue reading

Schaffhausen: over the river Rhine to the Rhine Falls

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June 7th 2019

The calmness and the force of water

Today a second voyage by ship was on my program: from the harbour of Constance to Schaffhausen over the western part of the Lake Constance, the Untersee, and the start of the navigable river Rhine to Schaffhausen. There I would like to see the Schaffhauser Rheinfall, the largest waterfall in Europe! Continue reading

Friedrichshafen: war and peace at the Lake Constance

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June 6th 2019

Zeppelin and many reminders of the 1944/1945 bombing

Today it is D-Day, the day on which in the whole world attention is paid to the first day of the Operation Overlord. The Allied started an operation with amphibious landings – on the largest scale ever seen in history – on the coasts of Normandy to set in motion the liberation of Western Europe and to put an end to the Nazi-German siege. However it would still take until May 1945 before the Second World War had definitively ended (in Europe). We can count ourselves lucky that we have been able to keep peace for already 75 years! Continue reading

Through the Black Forest and at the Lake Constance

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June 5th 2019

A mountain track by train and evening atmosphere by the water

This morning I left Arnhem by train just after nine o’clock to go to Offenburg in the southern part of Germany. There I changed trains to Constance at the Lake Constance: this Schwarzwaldexpess (Black Forest Railway) connects Karlsruhe to the north of Offenburg with Constance at Lake Constance through the middle part of the Black Forest. Continue reading

To Trieste by train: the path is also a goal!

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May 7th 2018

Churches, mountains and seaviews

This afternoon at 16.10 hrs. I arrived totally according the trains’ timetable in Trieste after a safe and interesting journey on train and bus. This journey started yesterday, Sunday afternoon, with a trip on the international slow train from Arnhem to Düsseldorf, and further on to Cologne. Continue reading

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