Hydro generation from Norway to Germany One Step Closer

A project that will bring surplus hydro generation from Norway to Germany is now one step closer with recently agreed funding .

According to International WaterPower and Dam Construction, a project that will bring surplus hydro generation from Norway to Germany will receive a EUR 350 million loan from the European Investment Bank . The bipolar High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link will have a capacity of 1400MW […] Continue Reading…

Dolphin in North German Baltic Sea….a welcome surprise!

For the last week a rare dolphin has been seemingly frolicking in an inlet near Kiel on the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. The North German Baltic Sea is not exactly where one would expect to sight dolphins and certainly known when one ponders swimming with dolphins.

You can pictures and even a short video of the dolphin on Deutsche Welle.

This very playful dolphin’s presence has been both entertaining and enchanting […] Continue Reading…

Kieler Woche 2016 – 18th til 26th June

Kieler Woche 2016 was a uniquely joyous, festive and peaceful atmosphere of circa 3 million people enjoying this wonderful part of North Germany. The ‘Kieler Woche 2016’ had much to offer in this its 134th year.

With a lot of European and even international Olympic sailors, practicing their last races – a last rehearsal before the Olympics in Rio -this year’s sailing races have been even […] Continue Reading…

Flensburg – “Braasch Rum Factory Museum”

Flensburg – “Braasch Rum Factory Museum”
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugar-cane byproducts and then fermented and distilled. The distillate is then a clear liquid, and for taste is aged in oak barrels.

The majority of the world’s rum production occurs in the Caribbean – especially Cuba- and Latin America. Rum is also produced in European countries like Austria, Spain, and yes, Germany!

Why Flensburg […] Continue Reading…

Kiel Canal – Near Vessel accident avoided

KielCanalNorthSeaLocks - foto Wikipedia - Picture by en:User: Leonard G.

The container ship ‘Sonderborg Strait’ got engine failure while in the Kiel Canal near Westerronfeld, Germany. The vessel was sailing from Kiel in the direction of Rotterdam, when it seems to have lost propulsion and went adrift.

The crew did the right thing and avoided what could have been a head-on collision with an oncoming shipe. It reacted by dropping its anchors thus preventing grounding or collision. […] Continue Reading…

Lübeck Piano recital by Catalin Serban – Saturday, January 16th, 2000hrs

     Piano recital by Catalin Serban – Saturday,  January 16th, 2000hrs 
Essigfabrik – Peter Messerschmidt – Kanalstraße 26 – 28 – 23552 Lübeck
Franz Schubert
Sonata in B flat major Op. Posth. D960
1.Molto moderato/2.Andante sostenuto/3.Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza 4.Allegro ma non troppo
Alexander Scriabin:
“Sonata-Fantaisie” G-sharp minor Op.19
1.Andante 2.Presto
Fryderyk Chopin
Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60
Chopin Etudes Op.25 Nr.1,6,10,12

The Romanian pianist Catalin Serban was born in Bucharest and has […] Continue Reading…

Lübeck – Kunsthalle St. Annen Childrens Concert January 9th, 2016 by 15 clock

Children’s Concert
January 9th, 2016 by 15 clock
Duration: about 60 minutes
Registration details: no registration required
Target audience: suitable for all
Prices 14/12 / € 8
 Listen to the medieval Musikinsturmenten when in use!  Experience the sounding world of the Middle Ages in a very special way, making tidy with!
For more information –  http://museumsquartier-st-annen.de/de/1469/klingende-fuehrung-demnaechst-bei-uns.html
 We thank the musicians of the group “Capella de la Torre” and especially Fr. Bäuml for […] Continue Reading…

Lübeck records 300,000 overnight stays by foreign guests

Flag of Lubeck – source Wikipedia
Lubeck records 300,000 overnight stays by foreign guests this year aims next year to be 400 000.

The North German city of Lübeck has started anoverseas marketing campaign called “LÜBECK.INTERNATIONAL 2020PLUS”. Under the leadership of the ‘Lübeck and Travemünde Marketing GmbH’ Lübeck und Travemünde Marketing GmbH (LTM), the campaign will begin in the new year and thus pave the way for […] Continue Reading…

Christmas Market / ‘Kunsthandwerkermarkt St. Petri’ Lübeck

 Christmas Market / ‘Kunsthandwerkermarkt St. Petri’ Lübeck
The Lübeck “Kulturkirche” is ready for the Christmas season. It is now beautifully decorated for Christmas and craftspeople from all over the world present their wonderful works in the ambience of the 800-year-old, bright interior of the church.

You’ll find gift ideas for Christmas here: from hand-turned ceramics and woodwork, excellent textiles and feltwork, to jewellery, glass and amber, plus […] Continue Reading…

DW on Lübeck – “………..from feudal to fashionable”


Flag of Lubeck – source Wikipedia
“Lübeck is a tourist hotspot which was once a trading capital of the world. DW’s Barbara Woolsey went to find out how this medieval city’s history, that started off salty, ended up so very, very sweet.”  So begins an excellent article in the online edition of Deutsche Welle about Lübeck.
The North German city of Lübeck does not get enough attention as […] Continue Reading…