How to get around in Germany. 

When traveling in Germany, you have many options. You can drive, fly, take the bus or ride a train. If you are lucky enough to get a ride share (like a BlaBlaCar), that is always an option to consider just from a price point.

If you’re unlucky, but you still want to save money, you have two, maybe three options.
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New post on 500px: Brandenburg Gate Gathering

Get your taste buds out for their fabulous fish buffet. 

You like fish?

You are currently living/ traveling in the Harz Area in Germany?
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Clausthal: The city of lakes. 

Clausthal-Zellerfeld has a rich history as a mining city. The Harz produced a variety of metals, including silver and lead. And because the underground mines needed a lot of water to drive it’s lifts and other machinery, the miners built a lot of artificial lakes. Sometimes even multiple of them in a row. And since the water needed to go somewhere, after it was being put to good use, they dug tunnels to lead it away from the mines. 

Due to that, and due to the fact that there where a lot of mining operations in the Upper Harz Area, there where over 250 lakes built between the 16th to 18th centuries. 

Some of those lakes are used to provide fresh drinking water to the area, while some are used for recreational purposes only. Read more about the so called Oberharzer Wasseregal (Upper Harz Water Regale) here
More Photos of the Haus-Herzberger Teich (Teich means a small lake/ pont):

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My favourite national/ provincial parks. (That I’ve been to)

Disclaimer: I’ll only mention parks that I’ve been to. If you want to see my travel bucket list, click here

1: Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada 

I rediscovered my passion for canoeing while working in Algonquin PP back in 2014. And I really came to enjoy it. It’s a very beautiful area with a lot of hiking paths and canoeing routes. 

2: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika-Senj, Croatia 

(On the parks boundary)

The Winnetou movies (a German classic western series). But it’s quite overrun. 

3: Naturpark Harz/ Nationalpark Harz, Germany 

This is my ‘home national park’ as I live quite close to it. You can go mountain biking, climbing, hiking and white water kayaking. I really enjoy the great outdoors, so I also enjoy this NP pretty much. 

What’s your favourite national park? Tell me in the comments down below. 

My favourite cities (that I’ve been to) worldwide. 

I really love secluded lakes and tend to enjoy the countryside quite a lot. 

But sometimes I just need the hustle of the big city. 

Here are my favourite cities worldwide (in no particular order):

Berlin, Germany 

Some people love it, some hate it. I do both. I really love Germany’s capital city because it’s full of live and there’s always something happening. It also has a rich history and a lot of culture to offer. 

But there’s also a lot of filth in the city, from desolate buildings in the east to prostitution in the west and heavy riots every year at May 1 (Tag der Arbeit). 

Hamburg, Germany 

Hamburg really is a beautiful city. It’s definitely one of my favourite. Hamburg is Europes city with the highest number of bridges, having even more than Amsterdam and Venice, counting at over 2300. I really love the vibe of this city. Even though (or maybe because of) I’ve never visited the Reeperbahn district. 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Amsterdam is a culturally rich city and the capital of the Netherlands (even though the government sits in Den Haag). There are plenty of canals and the cities centre is even called the ‘seventeenth century canal ring’. There are plenty of little pubs and plenty of museums at Museumsplein (like the Rijksmuseum). The Amsterdam sign is in front of that museum. The Anne Frank House is also located right in the canal ring, at Prinsengraacht. 

Utrecht, The Netherlands 

Utrecht is a very beautiful city and I enjoyed it a lot. You can also enjoy some authentic Roti right next to the Domkerk. 

New York City, NY, USA

New York City is the largest city I’ve ever been to. And I absolutely loved it. Even though it experienced quite a few blows in the last two decades, it had rebuilt it self quite well, and it’s standing strong. 

And I really loved Central Park. 

Vancouver, BC, Canada 

I really love Vancouver. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And if you’ve got enough and need a break, just visit Stanley Park or take a ferry over to Vancouver Island. Or just drive up to Whistler for a weekend?

Also visit the Granville Island Public Market. 

Victoria, BC, Canada 

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and the biggest city on Vancouver Island. I really liked it there. 

You can go whale watching from there and it’s harbour is also an airport. 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

I’ve been to Toronto for the first time in April 2014, and for the last time in April 2015. Toronto currently is my world favourite when it comes to cities. I also love the Filmfestival (TIFF, Toronto International Filmfestival), and I volunteered in the 2014 edition. 

You should definitely visit the Toronto Islands, High Park, the AGO and ROM, the hockey hall of fame, CN Tower, Kensington Market, the U of T campus and St. Lawrence Market. 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

I came to Montreal pretty much through accident. But I never regretted it. Even though some people aren’t to good with English speakers, I encountered some of those, I really liked it a lot. Montreal has a very nice old city centre and a beautiful Island park (former Olympic Park (1976)) to offer. The mountain that gives this city it’s name (Mont Royal) is also worth a hike. 

Åmål, Dalsland, Sweden 

Åmål is a very small, very beautiful city at the lake Vänern in Sweden. 

Cologne, Germany 

Cologne isn’t really my favourite city. But it definitely has its good sides. You can definitely have a great time here. 

Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden

I really enjoyed Karlstad quite a few times. I really want to go back to this city and the country of Sweden. Maybe I’ll go there next summer. 

Cities that didn’t make the list:

  • Cassel, Germany
  • Bremen, Germany 
  • Hanover, Germany 
  • Göttingen, Germany 
  • Malmö, Sweden (since I haven’t been there a lot)
  • Arvika, Sweden 
  • Gospić, Lika-Senj, Croatia 

What’s your favourite city? Tell me in the comments down below. 

TEASER: Going to Hockenheim tomorrow. 

I’m going to be at the Hockenheimring Motor Circuit in Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany tomorrow. I’ll be visiting the FSG (Formula Student Germany) event that’s taking place there as a visitor. I’m most interested in the FSE (Formula Student Electric) lineup of race cars.