2017 Rostock Cruise Season expects 192 Calls

Rostock Expects 192 Call Cruise Season
According to the ‘Cruise Industry News’ the North German port of Rostock/Warnemunde is expecting up to  190 vessel calls in the following  Cruise Season. 

“The year starts for the port on April 27 with the AIDAdiva, and there are five first-time calls including the Columbus, MSC Magnifica, Norwegian Getaway, Seven Seas Explorer and Viking Sky. AIDA will homeport the AIDAdiva and […] Continue Reading…

Northern Germany used as Doormat by US Government – by Germany-North contributor Mr Emil K.


Yet again, if any further proof were indeed needed, the present German government of CDU/SPD has shown its complete subservience to US bellicose interests and sold its own sovereignty.

Three US military cargo ships with the  misleadingly innocent names ‘Resolve, Freedom and Endurance’   docked at the North German port of Bremerhaven unloading the tanks which will be sent on to Poland by train. It will require […] Continue Reading…

Brückenhaus am Schaalsee – near Lassahn


Brückenhaus am Schaalsee or ‘Bridge house at the Schaalsee’ is near Lassahn – Klopstockweg 1, Lassahn / district Stintenburg to be exact.

On the menu is very fresh regional and seasonal cuisine, predominantly organic products, with Mediterranean and maritime influences.

The food is really excellent and the prices are  medium and service is very good. Most weekend customers are Hamburgers or Lubeckers who either have weekend house in […] Continue Reading…

Wind rain and some snow ‘ Storm Axel ‘- In Northern Germany the weather has finally gotten cold!

Wind, rain and some snow -Storm’Axel’- In Northern Germany the weather has gotten ‘Wintry’
Germany’s northern Baltic coast was struck yesterday evening and this morning by the worst flooding the region has seen in over 10 years. During the night the area was hit by severe winds and extremely cold and icy conditions -weather service has named this storm ‘Axel’.

A cold front over the North Sea […] Continue Reading…

Rapeseed Oil – New gourmet cooking oil made in Northern Germany!

In German, its simply called ‘Rapsöl’ and it is becoming sort of a cult oil for chefs- with many people comparing it favourably with Olive oil.

Rapeseed – in latin ‘Brassica napus’- is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family ‘Brassicaceae’ (mustard or cabbage family) and consumed in China and Southern Africa as a vegetable.

The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, […] Continue Reading…

Public Holidays in Northern Germany -MONDAY 2nd January 2017 is not a public holiday in Germany!

Monday, the 2nd January of this new year, 2017, is NOT a public holiday in Germany. Neither in Northern or Southern Germany. Unlike in other countries when a public holiday falls on a Sunday or Saturday.

While this may seem stingy to North Americans,  it should be remembered that Germany along with most other EU countries have some of the longest holidays in the world. Not statutory holidays, […] Continue Reading…

2017 – It will be a great year!

Best Wishes for 2017 to all our faithful Germany-North Blog Readers – it will be a great year!
Happy New Year!
С Новым Годом
Feliz Año Nuevo
Buon anno
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें
Bonne Année
Feliz Ano Novo
Frohes Neues Jahr!
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T S Eliot

‘Meisterstollen’ – German Christmas Stollen in Mecklenburg – Vorpommern

 German Christmas Stollen in Mecklenburg – Vorpommern
‘Stollen’ are a German Christmas cake, sort of  like a fruit bread made with yeast, milk and flour, and usually with zest added like; dried orange- peel, candied citrus peel -Zitronat, raisins, currents, ground almonds, and different spices like cardamom and cinnamon are added.

Other ingredients, such as milk, sugar, butter, salt, rum, eggs, vanilla, other dried fruits and nuts and marzipan […] Continue Reading…

‘Das Gasthaus zum See’ bei Schaalsee

‘Das Gasthaus zum See’ bei Schaalsee
This is a wonderful small restaurant / pension and inn by Neuenkirchen which is definitely worth a visit and has a great summer garden.

When this writer visited it was completely full with cyclists from Berlin who were travelling through the area.

In 1990 and, in the years 1991-1992, the house was renovated and rebuilt the house to a pension and inn.

This is […] Continue Reading…

‘Weinhaus Uhle’, Schwerin

‘Weinhaus Uhle’ in the Schusterstraße in the North German town of Schwerin has been given a new lease on life! As of last weekend this the historic restaurant, on the corner to the Engenstraße/ Schusterstraße will be re-opened.

This  restaurant/bistro with wine shop with Hotel will reopen. The new hotel will follow in December. The whole enterprise is lead by Dirk Frymark whom together with his wife Annika will bring some light into […] Continue Reading…