Photos German trip 2011
The following is a series of photos taken on our tour through northern Germany in August 2011.
Campingplatz am Naturbad, Schnaittenbach
Beautiful camp ground and natural swimming pool East of Nurnburg.
Basilika of St John the Evangelist and Maria Ascention built 1689-1704
Entrance to the library
The library. Most of the fantastic book collection were sold or scrapped!
Interesting wood carving.
Dresden old city.
The Semper Opera in Dresden
Church of our lady. Restoration just completed following WW2 damage.
Park place Dresden, just across the river from the old city.
View from our park place.
View from the Bastei, Sachsische Schweiz, SE from Dresden
Reconstruction of a stone thrower. Bastei
The following photos were taken on Usedom Island.
Historical wharf and restaurant, Uhlbeck, Usedom Island.
Waiting for a very nice dinner.
The following photos were taken on and around the Müritz Lake.
Hotel Schloss Klink
A rather boisterous day.
The following photos were taken in Rostock
where we happened to see the boats ready for the tall ships regatta the following day.
Leeboarder having just crossed the bar at Warner Munde.
This is a particularly interesting reconstruction of an old Hanse Kogge.
These were the boats used by the Hanse merchants to transport their merchandise. In this way they were
able to avoid road transport taxes and tolls and so sold their goods at very competitive but profitable prices.
Ther helmsman could not see where he was going and relied on instructions from the bridge above him.
Town hall and church in Stralsund
Wharf and restaurant in Sellin on the island of Rugen
One of the old grand hotels on Rugen.
Dismal weather again!
Park place at Jasmund National Park
Here there was a very informative audio visual presentation.
The chalk cliffs of Rugen
Note the white chalk sediment in the water following the heavy rain.
A green lake in the National Park.
Evening snack on the beach at "Camping Ostseeblick", Dranske, NW coast of Rugen Island
with Hiddensee Island in the background.
Looking due north.
Our park place one row back from the beach,
and the full moon rising to the south east.
Cycling along the north coast to Cape Arcona.
Cape Arcona lighthouse.
Chalk cliffs at Cape Arcona.
The following series of photos was taken in Berlin.
The line where the Berlin Wall was situated.
One segment of the wall.
The Brandenburger Door
The Jewish Museum
designed by Daniel Liebeskind
Downtown Berlin at night
Boat tour on the canals.
New Berlin railway station.
The pilot house of our boat.
The holocaust memorial Berlin
The following photos were taken in Rothenburg on the Tauber
One entrance to the town
The town hall
The night watchman
and his company. A very informative tour.
The town hall at night
St. Jakob's Church
The camper parking area.
Part of the town wall.
The steps to the tower of the town hall
and the view from the top.
The holy blood altar carved by T. Riemenschneider
The Altar of the Holy Blood is located upstairs in the west gallery of St. Jakob's Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It is the masterpiece of the famous Würzburg sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. This altar was commissioned by the Rothenburg Council in the Middle Ages and it was carved by Riemenschneider between 1499 and 1505. At the top of the altar, there is a rock crystal capsule which holds the Reliquary of the Holy Blood set in the reliquary cross which dates back to 1270
A close-up of the Altar of the Holy Blood, shown in the photo below, shows the scene of the Last Supper where Jesus Christ is giving Judas a morsel of bread, which marks him as the traitor. The Apostle John is leaning on Jesus.
The entrance to a very impressive museum. This included a very comprehensive weapons collection as well as details of the original building.
Sketch of Rothenburg.
Part of the weapon collection.
An extremely interesting globe. Note the date and also the detail on New Holland
- detected 1644?
Interesting spiral staircase.