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Next trip details: City breaks in Germany

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in Europe, Germany, Home, Places.

This article is part of the series “City Breaks in Germany”

“Teaser” with original itinerary
City Breaks in Germany: Part One – Lüneburg
City Breaks in Germany: Part Two – Celle
City Breaks in Germany: Part Three – Hannover
 

It’s been a while since I’ve been on the road purely for blogging purposes – indeed the last time I was on a mission was my trip to Cape Town in April. Mind you, I was in Munich for a long weekend (Bruce Springsteen and beer, essentially) and then of course on a fantastic two-week road trip by electric car in Northern Norway for our family holiday.

So I’ve hardly been sitting still – but after an intense couple of months in my other business of translation it will feel good to be heading for the airport tomorrow.

Even if I do have to get up at 0415 or something…

The plan

Once again the Nordic Travel Bloggers collective is working with the German National Tourist Board and has created a campaign focusing on city breaks. Over the next four months, fourteen bloggers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland will be checking out what Germany has to offer and reporting back on social media using the #CitybreakGermany hashtag.

I’m one of the first out the gate and will be travelling to Luneburg, Celle and Hannover with Laura Santanen from Finland.

I’ve been to Luneburg and Hannover before but that was over 20 years ago; Celle is a new one for me.

Details of the itinerary are still coming in, but here’s what I do know:

Thursday 25 August

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Photo credit: Luneburg, Germany, June 2015 via photopin (license)

I fly from Trondheim to Copenhagen at 0600 (ouch!) and then on to Hannover where I land at about 0920. I will catch the train to Luneburg where I arrive at noon and check in to my hotel.

We meet our guide for a tour of the town and then dinner.

Friday 26 August

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Photo credit: Les maisons de Stechbahn, Celle, Basse-Saxe, République Fédérale d’Allemagne. via photopin (license)

The morning is our own so I intend to explore more of this Hanseatic town before we take the train to Celle at midday. After checking in to our hotel we will visit the Residential Palace, the old town and an art project. We end the day with dinner at a local restaurant.

Saturday 27 August

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Photo credit: Neues Rathaus Hannover via photopin (license)

Again, the morning is free for exploration then we jump on the train to Hannover. We check in to our hotel then meet our guide for a tour of the inner city. In the evening we will be heading for the trendy Linden district.

Sunday 28 August

Before we leave we have time for a short tour of the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen and lunch in a beer garden. I leave by train for Hamburg and my flight to Stockholm then on to Trondheim and a late finish.

It looks like a lot of fun, and with temperatures forecast to be in the 30s it looks like we are going to be lucky with the weather, too.

For full details of the campaign, the route and the bloggers check out the NTB website and follow our updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using that #CitybreakGermany hashtag!

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4 Responses to “Next trip details: City breaks in Germany”

  1. Laura - Urbaani viidakkoseikkailijatarAugust 24, 2016 at 13:24 #

    I am excited to go explore a bit less known part of the country. I have been to Berlin maybe 40 times but I know not much of the other cities. The weather is totally on our side, and the sun will join us on this trip. See you tomorrow!

    • Andy HiggsSeptember 4, 2016 at 11:02 #

      The weather definitely helped, and it was fun to visit more off-the-track places. I really want to go back to Hannover, especially…

  2. NikolineAugust 26, 2016 at 08:20 #

    Wow, thats quite an itinerary, but also sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂 I look forward to following all you guys post before its my turn to explore Germany. 🙂
    Regards from DK, Nikoline

    • Andy HiggsSeptember 4, 2016 at 11:00 #

      The first post is up now Nikoline, hope you enjoy it. The trip was a bit intense and we would have like to have spent more time in each destination, but we certainly experienced enough to want to return soon!

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