Knuffingen and Bavaria in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

May 31, 2017 - Some of Germany’s most beautiful castles are in this area! Overall Miniatur Wunderland covers 1,300 square meters (about...
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Middle Germany in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

May 30, 2017 - The beautiful rolling countryside and castles of middle Germany are lovingly recreated here. Some interesting facts abou...
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Scandinavia in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

May 29, 2017 - Part of this section was coastline with lots of boats and the other part was snow covered. One of the neat things about...
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Hamburg in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

May 26, 2017 - At Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railroad, the details are fantastic! From fires in the town hall to pe...
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America in Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany

May 25, 2017 - While in Hamburg, we visited Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railroad. It’s really COOL! Here are photos...
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Greenhouses at Kiel Botanical Garden, Kiel, Germany

May 24, 2017 - In addition to the outdoor areas, there are many hothouses with many tropical and desert plants from around the world wi...
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Kiel Botanical Garden, Kiel, Germany

May 23, 2017 - Kiel has beautiful gardens! The outside part is divided into sections. One part is terraced with flowers trailing over r...
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Herman Hinricks Bonbonkocherei, Eckernförde, Germany

May 22, 2017 - We got to watch them make candy at the Bonbonkocherei. It starts by heating the sugar and other ingredients in a large k...
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Eckernförde, Germany

May 19, 2017 - Eckernförde is a pretty port town on the Baltic Sea. The name means “squirrel fjord” and pictures of squirrels are all o...
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Peacock, Molfsee, Germany

May 18, 2017 - A beautiful peacock lives at the Open Air Museum. He posed for us;-) To see my best photos of Germany, please visit the...
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Granary, Water Mill, and Smokehouse, Molfsee, Germany

May 17, 2017 - The brick granary was built in 1780 and features decorative brick and metal work. The watermill was built in 1778 and le...
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Barns at the Open Air Museum, Molfsee, Germany

May 16, 2017 - Here are some more of the old barns/houses built between 1750 – 1850. We were very surprised that the house and barn wer...
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Cobbler’s Cottage, Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum, Molfsee, Germany

May 15, 2017 - From Alt-Duvenstedt, built in the 17 th century, this was the home of a cobbler who also farmed the land. I loved how it...
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Manse from Grube, Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum, Molfsee, Germany

May 12, 2017 - Built in May of 1569, it is the oldest farmhouse in the area. It originally served as the pastor’s home and contained a...
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Post Mill, Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum, Molfsee, Germany

May 11, 2017 - This post mill was built in 1766. It is the oldest type of mill in Northern Europe. The tail pole or post was used to tu...
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House from Barsbek, Molfsee, Germany

May 10, 2017 - Although farmers had to provide a “tithe” or a tenth of their crops as well as working services and animals to the abbey...
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Farmhouse from Grobharrie, Molfsee, Germany

May 09, 2017 - This farmhouse was built in 1817. As was typical, the barn was in half the building and the other half was the family li...
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Barn from Wilmsdorf, Molfsee, Germany

May 08, 2017 - We visited the Schleswig-Holstein Open Air Museum which has examples of old rural architecture from all over the provinc...
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Altarpiece at St Nicholas, Kiel, Germany

May 05, 2017 - One of the few old buildings to survive WWII is St Nicholas Church. It houses a spectacular altar piece as well as a car...
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Kiel, Germany

May 04, 2017 - Because of its strategic importance, Kiel was heavily bombed by Allied forces and pretty much destroyed during WWII. It’...
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Baroque Gardens, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany

May 03, 2017 - The Baroque Gardens are behind the castle. The 5-level, terraced Italianate style garden was the first of its kind in no...
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Deer Hall, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig, Germany

May 02, 2017 - The large ballroom was built in 1595 and features life-sized stucco reliefs of deer. The rest of the surfaces are elabor...
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Maypoles, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

May 01, 2017 - Happy May Day! We missed May Day and the maypole celebrations but the poles were still up in several towns we visited. T...
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