Altmark-Hotel Schwarzer Adler
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... like Clint Eastwood (Uh huh). Go ahead….make my day!
Before we left, we were reminded by Dr. Overbeck that we were invited as
special guests to a presentation by a renowned Cantor doing a recital at the
local Church that evening. We left with an incredible “wow” feeling.
After lunch we then toured the Euthanasia Museum, much to our hesitation. At first we couldn't believe there would be such a thing but ...
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Brandenburg is about an hour west of Berlin and where my Mother grew up. I always remember her saying she was from Berlin but that's like us telling people we're from San Francisco. We drove in yesterday after a short stop and lunch in Berlin. We did not know what to expect but certainly ...
... road (though quiet).
We had both an incline and a headwind the last few kms into Grieben and a rest was needed. Syd got some bread rolls for our banana and a 10min break was taken. From there it was along a roadside path bordered with poplars whose roots were breaking up the asphalt surface causing a bumpy ride. Here there were villages every 2.4km or so which helps the kms tick over. Half way through the cobbled ...
... Hamerten Syd's bike made a clonking noise so we stopped at a small rest area and found that the front wheel skewer was loose and the wheel was about to come off!
After fixing the problem we noticed a post giving the flood levels for various dates.The flood level for 2013, the year we gave up cycling the Loire because of flooding, was at least 4m above ground level, and this was on a flood plain a long way from the river! From here there was a 5km dyke path to the ...
... on a dyke path along the Havel river and at the Quitzobel turn-off at which point we crossed a weir, left Brandenburg State and entered Saxony. The path was good and flat and passed through more fields and woods. At one point the signage was unclear and we did an extra km or so in the wrong direction before correcting ourselves. An easy run into Havelburg saw us arriving at just on 12:30. We checked in and set up camp in their small, ...