Backpacking in Germany: So the Berlin Wall came down by accident then…

My first visit to Berlin was in March 2005 as part of a football trip to Warsaw, Poland. I hadnt even visited Germany pre-unification, but always held an interest in it. It’s the fascination about the World Wars as a child, and certainly my Great Granda, John Mawhinney’s time fighting for Britain had always made Read more about Backpacking in Germany: So the Berlin Wall came down by accident then…[…]

Backpacking in Germany: Grune Weiss Army, Bremen

Being a member of Northern Ireland’s Green and White Army, I felt the need to check out Bremen’s own ‘Grune Weiss’ Army – Werder Bremen. So, while backpacking in Germany, as Bremen was a convenient and easy train stop for me between Hamburg and Hannover, it seemed ludicrous to miss out on at least seeing the Read more about Backpacking in Germany: Grune Weiss Army, Bremen[…]

Backpacking in Germany: So are Hamburgers from here or not?

My reason for visiting Hamburg was not really to find out if the word Hamburger actually started there, although it did intrigue me, it was just a nice Northerly German city, and only a 2 hour trip from my base with Rene in Hannover. Having had an Interail Ticket for Europe, I was finding it Read more about Backpacking in Germany: So are Hamburgers from here or not?[…]

Backpacking in Germany: Osterweddingen!!

Youve got to love the name of this little village – Osterweddingen, a bizarre and picturesque little ‘Groomsport-esque habitat’ in the middle of Germany. Well actually, close to Magdeberg in the former East side again. I spent two days there with a great German mate of mine, Rene. Rene’s parents live in a lovely house Read more about Backpacking in Germany: Osterweddingen!![…]

Jonny Blair at Die Grune Zitadelle, Magdeberg, Germany

Backpacking in Germany: Die Grune Zitadelle, Hundertwasser, Magdeburg

Having spent two days in Hannover, I then visited Magdeburg, a massive city in the former East Germany. Magdeberg is quite peaceful and beautiful, and there is no way I would have known it was part of the former East Germany, it was hard somehow to see the difference. Standing head and shoulders above any Read more about Backpacking in Germany: Die Grune Zitadelle, Hundertwasser, Magdeburg[…]