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Old 15-04-2020, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Picture Book...Germany's Far North-East and North Poland

A loose collection of 2 weeks worth of places, towns, National Parks, coast, historic cities and odds+ends along the German and Polish Baltic Coasts and Islands, where each topic or place starts with a map (and the matching Gmap link) followed by pics and info


One stand-alone breakout section is Peenemuende, the WW2 Nazi Rocket Development Site on the island of Usedom, which is within the same general area.
Here : http://www.austouring.com/forum/show...7959#post77959



Sept 2019


...and a family visit turning into day-trips and a week of northern Poland (coast and inland).

Swapping the usual helmets and gloves for hiking-boots and rental-SUV didn't mean we'd stick to Autobahns and tourist traps.

Though...the Autobahns can be some fun, too.
After nearly 40hrs on planes and airports around half the globe it's time to de-numb the brain.

Hogging the slow-lane after making room for a blitzing VW-Transporter on the A20 from Berlin to Greifswald and the Baltic Coast.





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Old 15-04-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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Wolgast,, next to the old University-town of Greifswald is just on the other side of the Usedom-Island channel.

A recommendable and somewhat quirky, little historic place to avoid the high tourist $$-rates at Peenemuende.


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Wolgast Postel...a sort of Glam-Packer in the historic and ornate old Post-Office of the town.















....and a neat, old town draped around it.
























Being the former Communist East Germany, there HAS to be a Trabbi (Trabant) around (the little plastic-bodied East German 2-stroke "Peoples' Car")
This one sadly just started moving, so it got a bit blurry.



Wolgast...nice spot!
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you really should translate the print on the rear window, Pete

"Men of steel drive cars made of cardboard"
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National Nature Reserve Ivanacker Oaks

https://www.inspirock.com/germany/iv...en-a8368949487

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A cluster of up-to 1000y/o oaks in a nature park at the edge of a cute, old town. Beautiful spot for a wander around.


















Treetop-Walk





Not shy....the locals.









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Bodden Coast (Pomerania, Germany)

Map https://bit.ly/2WmiCO4



A slow afternoon in the coastal flats of the Bodden Coast nature reserves, home of the cranes...







The old Barhoeft Watchtower, now re-purposed as a wedding-venue.






Many of the small byways are just twin-track concrete....and most of those going back to the '40s/'50s communist times.





Watch tower or hunters-seat, it didn't say, but the gun-prop said enough.





....and digging up some prized parts of the German Avenue Road.












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