Crossing the Weser

The normal way to cross a river on a bridge is practical but unspectacular. Along the river Weser there are different places where you can use a ferry to get on the other side. In Hemeln, a part of Hann. Münden, Germany you can get over on foot or within your car and you meanwhile also cross the border from Lower Saxony to Northern Hesse. Continue reading “Crossing the Weser”

Sashimi, Maki & Nigiri

If you’re looking for high-quality Asian food in Göttingen, Germany, the Busumo Deluxe is your best choice. The menu is a wild mix of Japanese, Vietnamese and other Asian cuisine – but the quality is very good. I enjoyed different sashimi, nigiri and maki with tuna and tried the udon noodles; and I was far from being disappointed. Continue reading “Sashimi, Maki & Nigiri”


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain.


Close to the Klosterbergegarten in southern Magdeburg, Germany you can find the legacy of Hermann Gruson, a factory owner that sent staff out to the world to collect plants. He created the largest collection of cactuses in Europe. After his death his collection and the greenhouses became property of the city of Magdeburg. Continue reading “Gruson-Gewächshäuser”

Kloster unserer lieben Frauen

The cloister in Magdeburg, Germany is located in the city center close to the cathedral and the green citadel. It has a wonderful architecture and a fantastic halation. It was built in the year 1015 and still spreads the atmosphere of that time. Today it serves as a museum of modern art. Continue reading “Kloster unserer lieben Frauen”


The Jahrtausendturm or millenium tower is a wooden tower within the Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany – built for the Bundesgartenschau 1999. It is 60 meters high and you can do two things: first you can walk up the ramps outside of the building. They bring you up close to the peak and you can enjoy 360 degrees of nice views of the area and the city of Magdeburg. Continue reading “Jahrtausendturm “

Surrounded by butterflies

The butterfly house in Magdeburg, Germany is one of the smaller ones I’ve seen. But it is located in the Elbauenpark created for the Bundesgartenschau 1999 you can simply drop by when you visit it. It’s a nice short trip to the humid tropics and you can see some beautiful butterflies here. Continue reading “Surrounded by butterflies”