willkommen-in-germany: Das Wirtshaus an der L…

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Das Wirtshaus an der Lahn ist ein Gasthaus am Lahnufer in Lahnstein und angeblicher Schauplatz der sagenhaften Wirtinnenverse (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirtinnenvers). Entlang der Lahn gibt es zahlreiche Gasthäuser, die diesen Namen zum Teil schon aus historischer Zeit tragen. Einige davon nehmen für sich in Anspruch, das „echte“ Wirtshaus an der Lahn aus dem bekannten Lied zu sein. Historisch in Betracht kommen hier das Wirtshaus an der Lahn in Dausenau sowie das Wirtshaus in Lahnstein. Jedoch besitzt nur das Lahnsteiner Wirtshaus einen Zollturm, welcher als Wachturm diente und in den Versen durchaus eine Rolle spielt. Seit 2002 ist das Wirtshaus an der Lahn Teil des UNESCO-Welterbes Oberes Mittelrheintal.

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Cuxhaven is a seaside resort in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, located on the mouth of the river Elbe on the North Sea coast. Until 1937, it was part of Hamburg; in a reorganization, 2 other towns that were part of Prussia were given to Hamburg in exchange for Cuxhaven. With 55,000 citizens, it’s a small town, which can boast 3 million overnight stays a year, making it one of Germany’s most popular seaside resorts. Between 1945 and 1964, about 500 rockets were launched nearby, the best known being three V2 rockets during “Operation Backfire”, in order to demonstrate to Allied forces the technique of the “wonder weapon” in 1945. The only thing remembering rocketry today is a trough near the way from Arensch to Sahlenburg. Cuxhaven is a quiet place. If you’re looking for action and parties, it’s not the right destination. If you’re looking for a quiet city by the sea, it’s a good choice. This is the area of the North Sea where the water recedes to extreme degrees during low tide. It’s one of the main reasons why people visit. You can take walks, look at crabs, build castles from sand and mud or ride horse-drawn buggies to the island of Neuwerk as the water recedes.

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If you visit Neuschwanstein then Hohenschwangau should be your next or prior castle stop as they are located on the same grounds and you can buy a combined ticket for both. It’s not nearly as popular as Neuschwanstein but it should be noted that it’s where the idea of building Neuschwanstein came about.

Castle Hours: October 16th – March 23rd 9 am -3 pm, March 24th – October 15th 8 am – 5 pm

Castle Fee: Adults €13 and children under 18 free

Address: Alpseestraße 30, 87645 Schwangau, Germany

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The Roman empire under Hadrian (ruled 117–138), showing the location of the Chatti in Central Germany. The Chatti were an ancient Germanic tribe whose homeland was near the upper Weser river. They lived in what is now Hessen and Niedersachsen in the valleys and mountains of the Eder, Fulda, and Weser river regions. They settled in the region in the 1st century BC. According to Tacitus, the Batavians of his time were descended from a part of the Chatti, who left their homeland after an internal quarrel drove them out, to take up new lands at the mouth of the Rhein river. Read more.

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Eckernförde is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany on the Ostsee (Baltic Sea), 30 km from Kiel. The population is 23,000 and it’s a popular tourist destination so residents often double during t he warm months. It was first mentioned in 1197, then 1302 as a city. All German Navy submarines are stationed here. It’s the home of BEHN, an alcoholic beverage family company, founded in 1792 (as mentioned in the previous entry). The Kiel-Flensburg railway runs through here. Locals are known for their love for icecream, that is enjoyed all over the place, leading to one of the highest sales numbers in Germany.