Hotel Rave

Address: Hupohl 29-31, Velen, North Rhine-Westphalia, 46342, Germany | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Hupohl 29-31, Velen.
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Travel Blogs from Velen

By Rail to Braunschweig

A travel blog entry by libbydove on Nov 11, 2014

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Busy morning to accommodate all the unpacked items so carefully arranged on the journey from Aachen. But alas I have an Uncle who passed away exactly a year ago to the day! His wife, Aunty Mia could hardly wait to welcome me so that I could go through the volumes of clothing – of outstanding quality and condition; too good for just anybody to wear – for me to try on and take to Australia. At 87 Mia is very active but showing signs of a shrinking world.

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Last day in Gladbeck (Henry)

A travel blog entry by libbydove on Nov 10, 2014

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With Norbert and Brunhild returning to their normal routine as teachers at nearby schools, I am left to explore downtown Gladbeck by bicycle! What fun! It was de ja vu riding around the town like a young boy again.
Exhausted, I sat down at the nearest Eis Cafe and ordered a large Eis-Becher (Ice cream sundae) and watched the ...

Revisiting my childhood at Gladbeck (Henry)

A travel blog entry by libbydove on Nov 08, 2014

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... course Arnold's wife Irene had prepared the obligatory coffee and kuchen which was delicious :) Arnold, who is now 78 years of age, had always been like an older brother to me.
Many stories relating to our survival of the second world war and my early childhood were retold and enjoyed by all!
A particularly impacting moment came as Arnold and I said goodbye to one another, fully knowing that we may never see each other again ...

Off to my Mother's birthplace - Gladbeck! (Henry)

A travel blog entry by libbydove on Nov 07, 2014

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After almost missing my train from Herzogenrath to Gladbeck, I was relieved to experience a Regional train which is generally far more crowded with local commuters. It was a joy to be reunited with my cousin Brunhild (from my Mother's side) in the nigh darkness.

Norbert and Brunhild welcomed me to their home and we made plans for the following ...

Ruhr It's (Not) At

A travel blog entry by cathalchu on Oct 15, 2014

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... on the backs of the steel and coalmining industry and the Ruhr was at the forefront of the economic boom. When it ended in the early 90’s, coal production collapsed and the mines closed, leading to mass unemployment from which Gelsenkirchen has yet to fully recover. It remains a depressing area to be in and I’m not saying anything new here, the Germans know it too.

Me (on the phone to a German friend): “Hi, ...