Sheraton Hannover Pelikan Hotel
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The German countryside reminds me alot of home. It is mostly fields and animals among operatic tiny villages. Just like back home, there is plenty of space between each living area. Although, there are a few more hills and some truly beautiful rivers with stone bridges scattered about. There are also many windmill farms. These people are very eco friendly having solar panel ...
... around and above Lonau.
Herzberg...just down the hill from Lonau is where Bernd grew up. We stopped at a castle there too.
We arrived back in Ingeln to have a Kale event at a favorite restaurant of Gabi's - that included friends from Lonau. Great food and beer -- of course.
Now......off to ...
Today were went to Bergen-Belsen POW & Concentration Camp. It's a pain in the butt to get there, because it's in the middle of nowhere. Makes sense though that the German camps would be in the middle of nowhere. You get there and there really isn't much around you except the exhibition center, memorial, and woods. The place is surrounded by trees still. The exhibition center was a long building made of only concrete and the building was very simple making it ...
Originally we were going to go see the Bergen-Belsen POW & Concentration Camp. However, we found out the bus doesn't run on Sundays and all the car rental places are closed on Sunday. Therefore, we headed into town to see if anything is going on and to just hang out. Well, since it's Sunday and some countries still believe in a family/rest days, most everything was closed. In other words, there is nothing to do. We did find a cafe that was open, so we got coffee and cake. The cakes ...
There are almost 500 half-timbered houses, which make this town look like your traditional & cliche German town! Our first stop in toeing the town (besides the cute shop we found and bought scarves) was the Ducal Palace. The foundation walls are from 1292 and was the residence of the Guelphic dukes until 1705. The palace was pretty cool and they had some actual furniture that used to be in the palace when it was being used. There was also a small exhibit dedicated to ...
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