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D – Alltag im Black Forest

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unterwegs im schönen Schwarzwald

Kati: Zugegeben, der letzte Blog scheint schon eine kleine Ewigkeit her zu sein. Mit unserem guten Vorsatz den Blog am Laufen zu halten sind wir in den letzten Monaten etwas nachlässig
umgegangen. Aber Dank dem freundlich bestimmten Hinweis meiner Sandkastenfreundin Christiane muss sich mal wieder etwas tun hier. Also berichten wir mal wieder, wie es…

09/14/2013 – 72 days/9339 miles

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Unfortunately my plans to spend the day riding through the Alps didn’t quite work out…Light rain in the morning got heavier as the day went on. Between this, ~45degF temps, and not-so-magnificent views of fog, I cut the loop short and headed to Munich.
Munich is another place I’m seeing for the second time, and I enjoyed it as much…

09/11/2013 – 69 days/9188 miles

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Although three nights in Berlin allowed me to see a lot of new things, I could’ve easily stayed a lot longer. I don’t get as excited about seeing new cities as most people do, but there’s something different about Berlin…I’m sure I’ll be back again (maybe multiple times) one day.

 
My next destination was Altendorf, near Bamberg, which wouldn’t…

First Impressions: Touratech Suspension

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In late July, our friends and sponsors at Touratech USA set up an opportunity for us to meet the crew at Touratech HQ in Niedereschach, Germany while getting a huge upgrade to our stock suspension on both our bikes. My bike, a BMW R1200GS was set for an Explore Front and an Expedition Rear while Nita’s F650GS Twin with it’s lowered…

Obensdorf snow caves

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We spent a few days here at Obensdorf in Germany around the snow caves. classic place, stunningly beautiful. Really under estimates!
Lovely village feels, lots to do, and retail wine for Euro 1.34 / bottle. what a christmas we had!…

09/08/2013 – 66 days/8606 miles

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Berlin has been a great destination. Since getting to Europe, this has been the first city that I’m revisiting. I notice a slight feeling of nostalgia and comfort coming to a place that is a little bit recognizable. And seeing some places that I had seen on my prior trip here was nice, whether it was the Tiergarten, which should…

Seitz Factory, Krautheim, Germany 6-13

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On the road and looking for a good place for the night, the modern gas stations and truck stops in Germany are often ideal. They have clean restrooms but it will cost you a Euro to use them. If it’s a big truck stop, parking areas are large and easily accommodate small motorhomes like ours. We found a comfortable…

Seiffen, Germany 6-13

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As we headed southwest, we saw a slight detour that would bring us to the town of Seiffen. The earliest record of the town is from 1324. It sits in the heart of the Erzgebirge, or the Ore Mountains, once rich with silver and tin deposits. Miners opened up the district 700 years ago, but as the silver and…

Weisseritztalbahn, Germany 6-13

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The excitement of the weekly market had disappeared as fast as it had appeared. Getting a leisurely start in the morning, Monika said, “Let’s go to Freital-Heinsberg”. I said “Gesundheit”. No, she said, “It’s the town with the Weisseritztalbahn.” I said, “Are you catching a cold?” She explained that the Weisseritztalbahn in the Eastern Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) is the…

Dresden, Germany #3 6-13

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Spending our last day in Dresden, against Gary’s better judgment, we even attended a modern ballet in the beautiful Semperoper. It was, –huh,–interesting. Strolling back to our camp in the park it was still light enough to sit outside and enjoy the evening.
Around 3 o’clock in the morning we were suddenly awoken by a loud banging and clanging right…

Dresden, Germany #2 6-13

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Having seen the Volkswagen Transparent Factory, we found the perfect camping spot in a beautiful park nearby (€3 for 24 hours). The tram station was close but we walked into town and immediately were impressed by all the beautiful old buildings. Dating back to the 18th century when this was the capital of the Saxon Empire, the style of statues…

D – Back in Life

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europa

Besuch in der alten Heimat
Wir wollen unseren Blog natürlich nicht abrupt enden lassen nur weil wir jetzt wieder „daheim“ sind. Wir werden auch weiterhin mehr oder minder regelmäßig berichten, wenn es was zu berichten gibt. Wichtig ist uns auch noch ein kleines Feedback zu geben, wie es uns denn nach 2 ½ Jahren unterwegs nun in Deutschland ergangen…

Dresden, Germany #1 6-13

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Getting an early start from Rosberg, we headed slightly out of our way to the 18th century Saxon capital of Dresden, famous throughout Europe as “The Florence of the North”. Our primary goal was to visit The Volkswagen Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur) where they make Volkswagen’s luxury sedan, the Phaeton. The factory’s walls are made almost completely of…

Rosbach-Windeck, Germany 6-13

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Driving on the Autobahn in Belgium and Germany is a kick. It takes some getting used to following a long line of trucks going 55-mph in the slow lane while Porsches, Audis and Mercedes are flying by at 95-mph or faster. One must keep a careful eye on the rear view mirror before pulling out to pass slow trucks. We…

Belgium, Holland & Germany

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Belgium, Holland & Germany
19th June – 25th June

Huge German campground near Emden

Well, regretfully it has been rather a flying visit through these countries mainly because the weather deteriorated near Boulogne sur Mer in France and it has hardly stopped raining for the past week – so we kept on driving. Besides, we have visited Holland several times…

Day 113…Innsbruck- Back in the mountains!

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Guten Morgen,
Our route over the last few days.

We left Amsterdam cold and wet. The weather has been quite poor for sight-seeing so we where keen to get going again and head south towards better weather and at this stage a little bit of sun.
Heading down towards the German border was a wet affair and we had the…

AusICh – Touchdown in Deutschland

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as time goes by…

Kati und Jens: Das Wetter meinte es nicht sonderlich gut mit uns. Die Großwetterlage im Süden Europas war nicht viel besser als hier in Deutschland und viele Tage
waren verregnet.  Daher näherten wir uns Deutschland schneller als wir dachten… Doch irgendwann musste DER Termin ja festgelegt werden: wann werden wir in Deutschland
ankommen? 

//

Willkommen…

Berlijn-Torun

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Quiet in the camp, especially the newly decorated phone the morning.Afternoon to the open air museum Düppel. However, large and beautiful things, but less consistent than the open air in Eindhoven.

Berlin

We take the bus to the city. It looks like a big museum. Everywhere memories of the war and the GDR era. Pieces wall, a STASI Museum, the beginning of the NSDAP. We…

Lienen-Berlijn

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Lienen

Rustige dag gehouden en wat gewandeld. ‘s ochtends was het zonnig, ‘s middags regent het.

Bergen an der Dumme

Omdat de verwachting voor het weer ‘s middags slecht is maken we direct na vertrek een boswandeling. We rijden rustige weggetjes, maar als we even een afslag naar een kampeerwinkel zullen maken belanden we een uur in de file: de…

Group Travel-So You Think it’s not for You? Think Again.

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For this post, and several more to come, I am going to talk a little bit about my employer, Grand European Tours, and the tours Jim & I have experienced with them. Yes, this is a bit of a deviation from the normal content, but never fear, I’ll still be talking travel!
I started with Grand European Tours in 1997…

Bahn-storming Europe

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Position: 43 30′ 10″ north, 16 26′ 53″ east
Distance from Sydney: 16,221 km
Travelling does strange things to the passage of time (no, no, this isn’t an elaborate excuse around why it’s been two weeks before an update from the road). Travel speeds time, but at the same time compresses. We’ve been travelling two weeks now, and on the…

Euro Dash

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Owing to our delayed departure and a pressing need to ‘Rush to Russia’ to maximize our visa validity we motored the first part of Europe- England to Denmark- at quite a pace. Our passports were literally swept from the postman and into our rucksack on Thursday then we hot-footed it down to Dover and watched the white cliffs fade into…

FH-DCE SUPERRALLY 2012 Ballenstedt, Germany.

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I had not heard of the Super Rally ® before now, but I did know that the H-D clubs are just as big in the EU as they are back in the U.S., if not bigger.
I hadn’t planned to go, as is usual with most of my journey so far, but at the last minute I thought well, what the hell,…

Berlin

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Wow what a place a
great city very cool and so much modern history.
Yesterday we did the hoponhopoff bus tour it was a great way to get round the whole city and see some of the main sites and the guide was pretty ok alternating between German and English. We got to see the Berlin Wall where its still…

The Road to Berlin 2 Animal Stories

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So the last week or so
has not been as fullon exciting like Morocco but we have done some amazing
rides been over 5 passes in the alps and crossed into 5 countries
We basically sped
through Italy to a camp in the Dolomites then took it easy going off motorway
and following the squiggly roads through the Alps.
We…