Ostsee Open Air Naturklänge 2016- ‘Natures sounds’ – begins July 1st

The open-air concert series “Nature Sounds” -from July 1st to September 4th, 2016 – is unique in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and unique in Europe.

Music and nature are in a close relationship – waves of the sea, and birds singing. Birds have played a role in classical music since at least the time of Vivaldi and Beethoven- two especially popular birds are the nightingale and the cuckoo.

Classical music is in […] Continue Reading…

“North German landscape, maritime flair and plenty of space” [foto # 17 ]

Reader Rita C. from Berlin has sent this picture of some horses in Werle Mecklenburg-Vorpommern seeking out the shade from the warm sun. Most of our pictures are from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – but we accept Brandenburg as well as Schleswig-Holstein.

We are not really sure what breed these horses are – a horse is a horse…is a horse. But of course for people who know about horses this is not the […] Continue Reading…

Thus far mild Winter in Northern Germany……….turns Cold!


After some stalling, winter has arrived. There was low of -15C registered this morning in Mecklenburg – Vorpommern and with no real snow yet to speak of , it seems winter is really here.

It has seemed like a very mild winter thus far- certainly here in Northern Germany. These are somewhat slow months for the rental of Vacation Homes on the German Baltic Sea and Northern […] Continue Reading…

Sankt Peter-Ording – Mecca for the ‘Stressed Out’!

 St. Peter Ording – Mecca for the Stressed Out
Staying on the North Sea is also often used for this purpose in order to engage a spa vacation. For such a pampering holiday in both the North Sea coast and the islands are ideal. Who specifically is interested in wellness, for probably about Juist, Cuxhaven or St. Peter-Ording come as a tourist destination in question. The special feature […] Continue Reading…

MECK POMM/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and 10 reasons to love it!


MECK POMM/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and 10 reasons to love it!

Well we are not going to claim this tittle because it belongs to the Deutsche Welle!

In an excellent article in English they give 10 very good reasons  to love MECK POMM! http://www.dw.com/en/10-reasons-to-love-mecklenburg-vorpommern/a-18719846

In our blog, we try to explain to English speaking and reading people what Germans already know. Namely that the Northern German states are dynamic and wonderful […] Continue Reading…

The concept of “STRAND” or The German Beach – PRORA

Prora is a beach resort on the island of Rügen,in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in North Germany and will for the next 50 years – as it has been for the last 50 years  known for its colossal ‘Nazi’   tourist structures. These are still extant but were mostly never really used.

The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 for the  ‘Strength Through Joy’  or in […] Continue Reading…

‘BINZ’ by Rugen

Villa Meeresgruß, Binz - foto Wikipedia - Ostseekueste (Andreas Horst)


We would like to celebrate beaches or ‘Stranden’ on the German Baltic Coast with this 16th article of a series, we look at “Binz” which lies on the eastern coast of the island of Rügen between the bay of Prorer Wiek and the lake of Schmachter See.

In our portrait we highlight that very odd part of the German vacation  psyche which is so attached to the concept of […] Continue Reading…

Warnemünde Photo

Warnemünde 3

We take today’s picture from the excellent ‘Interdomizil Reisezeile’ which published a picture of the  wonderful Warnemünde beach with its wooden walkway which will bring visitors who come to take a stroll to the great beach below which beckons on both sides.

As is typical of the Baltic coastal regions, Warnemünde has a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers and in the summer bring both sun-glasses and an […] Continue Reading…

Rügen photo – Sellin Pier

We take today’s picture from the excellent ‘Interdomizil Reisezeile’ which published a picture of the  wonderful Sellin Pier with its large wooden walkways which delight all visitors who come to take a stroll on it.

A photo can really capture much more than words when it comes to inviting beach scenes like this –  The Sellin Pier.

A nice walk leads along the coast from Binz to ‘Die Seebrücke von […] Continue Reading…

Rügen – Wooden Architectural Nostalgia


We take today’s picture from the excellent Interdomizil Reisezeile which published a picture of the  wonderful Northern German Architecture – similar in many ways to its close Scandinavian  Danish and Sweden neighbours, but still very distinct. These are simply very warm and cozy buildings!

This is on the island of Rugen to be exact. http://www.interdomizil.de/reisemagazin/reiseziele/deutschland/ostsee/ruegen

We have written on this blog before about this great architecture. ‘Sea resort architecture’ […] Continue Reading…