Hotel Alte Werft
Travel Blogs from Papenburg
... of wind turbines. We fell asleep to the whir of the turbines and what we think were the calls of the cuckoo birds.
Today we cycled the remaining 10kms into town and cycled past our elusive campground. We refilled our waterbottles & continued onto the last town before the German border. We arrived at the very basic campground by lunchtime, enjoyed the very basic shower with no shower head and basked in the sun for the afternoon as we researched ...
... from 28/12 to let off on New Year’s Eve. We joined Sabine and Jörg and Sabine’s friend, Simone and kids for dinner, fun and fireworks. Simone’s son, Samuel, is really interested in the Fire Brigade and he was so cute because he had his Fire Brigade helmet to wear and he put up a safety cordon for everyone to stand behind. And when we asked if Nick could be on the dangerous side of the cordon because he had been a firefighter, ...
... she stopped and let us catch her.
The discovery of Gluewine
It was bitterly cold at the show, and they had gluewine (mulled wine) available so when the horses had finished we went and had some. The first mouth full you got more fumes than liquid, but after that it started to go down quite nicely. It is an instant body warmer. This showed later when we got back to the stables all three of us were removing layers as we were too warm.
... was too icly cold to stand in so was watched from the warmth of the laundry for a while.
We woke the next morning to a white coating of snow outside. It was so pretty and clean and made everything look pretty. Standing in the snow was an amazing experience as you felt it fall around you. All day we kept just walking to the barn door and looking out at the white fields. The feel of the snow crunching under your feet was also ...
... you get you venture out into the cold to check the horses have enough water and tuck them all in.
Although out of the "storm" outside there is no heating so the indoor area is icy cold. I spent a few hours being on poles duty while Doog and Sarah jumped the horses. While we were in the indoor one of the other riders came in on the cutest pony I have ever see, a little bucksin that had been clipped, four white stockings with ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed