Lüneburg

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Another Hanseatic town, Lüneburg’s fortune was made on a salt deposit lying close beneath the surface of the Altstadt, with salt being produced for over 1,000 years right up until 1980. The journey took a little longer than it ought to have, again because of roadworks. One thing we’ve noticed… Read more »

Schwerin

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It should only have taken half an hour to drive to Schwerin, but the main road was closed for resurfacing and with the diversion it took an hour. The main attraction in Schwerin is the picturesque Schloss, or castle, with its moat and 50 hectacre baroque gardens. There are four… Read more »

Wismar

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We arrived at the Wismar stellplatz at around 10:30 yesterday and grabbed one of the last remaining places. If I had €1 for every van that turned around in front of us and drove back out, I’d have at least €27! As the stellplatz was just a short walk from… Read more »

Schleswig

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We made an early start to get to Schleswig not because it’s a long way from Friedrichstadt, but we’d read on Camper Contact that the stellplatz at the marina was really popular, filling up by early afternoon. Sure enough, there were very few spots left when we arrived before midday,… Read more »

Husum

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Our final stop in Denmark (and Scandinavia) was at Tønder, an old town just a few kilometres from the border with Germany. We had difficulty finding a parking spot in Tønder as it’s their annual festival is next week, so the car park we’d earmarked was closed and all of… Read more »

Ribe

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We left Outrup taking the scenic route to our first stop at the Tirpitz museum, set in what remains of a massive WWII bunker on the west coast of Jutland. The bunker was to be part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, stretching from Brittany in France right up to the north… Read more »

Aalborg

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The plan for yesterday was to drive up to Aalborg, stopping at a couple of places along the way which had been recommended by Thomas, the Danish friend of Carol’s friend Julie. The first of these was an old inn called Hvidsten Kro (kro translates as inn or tavern). Thomas… Read more »