Externsteine – magical rocks in the Teutoburger Wald
Is it a scenography for a new The Flinstones movie? No – these are 70 million years old rocks in the middle of the Teutoburger Wald forest – Externsteine. Half way between Dortmund and Hannover, in the heart of the Lippe region you find a nature reserve with the unique natural monument. Externsteine is a rock formation, which was formed in the Early Cretaceous age. For centuries the place was treated in a special way. People believe it has some magical features. It is thought it was used as an astronomic observatory or a temple. There are 7 rocks in total. There is a possibility to climb the…
Ustka Mini Guide
Wind in your hair, golden sand in your shoes and gentle sun on a face – summer at the Baltic Sea. We visited Ustka for the first time in 2002 and since then we are there almost every summer. In this very personal Mini Guide I show what we fell in love with in this city and what makes us come back. Ustka is divided into east and west part by the Słupia river and the harbour. We always stay in the western part, because it is less popular, so way calmer. When we want to experience a bit more crazy city life we just go to the eastern part…
Colours of Darmstadt and how to find a secret garden
I knew from friends that Darmstadt is grey, sad and boring. I also never heard of anything worth visiting there. But living so close I had to give it a try. This time without any plan. I was just wandering around looking for colours of Darmstadt. Here is what I found. It is going to be a walk around the city, which can be done in one day and covers a lot of places. It can be also combined with bus or tram trip if walking is too much. Hauptbahnhof and Mornewegstrasse Let’s start at the central train station (Darmstadt Hbf). From here a lot of buses and trams leave, but…
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