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Schwarmstedt to Hannover

The day began with skylarks and cuckoos and ended in the speeding bustle of Hannover. Advertisements

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Soltau to Schwarmstedt

A much pleasanter day’s ride, even if it was one I’d done before (albeit in the opposite direction). There’s something about a river – even a small one like the Leine – that holds a ride together nicely. It was mildly interesting … Continue reading

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Hermannsburg to Soltau

If I couldn’t “read” Hermannsburg, then Munster was even odder. I discovered yesterday that I was confusing it with the Anabaptists’ Münster. That sorted out, I was then confused by the map: here was a small centre surrounded by lots … Continue reading

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Uelzen to Hermannsburg

A very unexciting ride – just extremes of what I have already experienced: sandy paths that were only just rideable and surfaced cycle paths that stayed too close to roads. The highlight was the best Stachelbeer Baiser Torte of the … Continue reading

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Bardenhagen to Uelzen

I was expecting more from Uelzen. Whenever I check the departure boards at a German railway station, there is always a train or two with Uelzen as the destination. For some time (until I bothered checking) I assumed it was … Continue reading

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Lauenburg to Bardenhagen

Today is Ascension Day and the weather – until this afternoon’s thunderstorm – was hot and sunny. The tradition amongst young people seems to be to load up a small cart with beer and head into the countryside to get … Continue reading

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Hitzacker to Lauenburg

Tailwind, storks, froggy croaking everywhere, and lots of Seeadlers is my recollection of today. The DDR observation tower outside Boizenburg (obviously once a prosperous shipbuilding town) probably gives a better idea of what they really looked like than the first … Continue reading

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