Hameln to Blomberg


Hämelschenburg, 1588-1613

A Hellweg was, I have discovered, a well-used travelling route in mediaeval Germany which had to be maintained by those across whose land it passed.

The Radweg from Hameln to Blomberg lived up to that. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see Hämelschenburg (I followed the wrong signposts), so that’s a bit of Weser Renaissance I shall only ever see through a long lens.

It’s lovely to be cycling amongst green hills, but tomorrow I shall be cycling up them so may form a different opinion. I have a taster in  Blomberg: it was a climb up here, and the view from the castle walls alerts me to what’s to come.

In an overgrown (overgrown! No wonder Germany lost yesterday) village football field I had a very good view of a hare:


And that’s it for today. Kick-off for England-Belgium calls.


About aides mémoires

This is a chronological list of things I have seen, places I have visited, and thoughts that have wandered through the space between my ears. A reading group of one; an art appreciation society limited by my preferences and prejudices; opera criticism by one who knows nothing about the subject.
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