Altenau, Germany - 23rd August 2010

Hello from the Harz Mountains,

 

Yesterday we went to an Centre of Otter. Here you see all of us with a funny statue of two playing Otters.

 

 

Later we saw real otters – in the lake behind me. Can you see them?

 

 

Here they show how far the Otters could spring, if they would be as large as human. I am not sure how far I could spring, but I am a Bunny – and we can jump about 10 meters, I think.

 

 

in the evening we arrived in Altenau – our place to stay for this week. It is in the Harz mountains in Germany. Today we explored the village – it was not so much to see, but here is the church.

 

 

Inside the tourist information I talked with this Deer. Normally he lives outside, but today he had some questions about walks around the Village.

 

 

There was a little River in the Centre.

 

 

Later we went home and spent the rest of the day talking and having fun.

Love Dicker Kumpel

Goslar, Germany - 24th August 2010

Hello from Goslar,

 

We went to a city called Goslar today. It is situated in Lower Saxony and really old. The Old Town of Goslaris an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We started our tour in front of the Mediaeval Imperial Palace (Kaiserpfalz).

 

 

In 1254 the Great Holy Cross was founded as an almshouse for the town’s needy. Now it is a museum.

 

 

 

Then we went to the Marketplace. Behind me you can see the Town-Hall.

 

 

From the Balcony ot the Town-Hall, we made this photo. It shows the Kaiserworth - The guildhall from the cloth merchants.

 

 

This statue is so funny!!! I just wasn't able to decide what would be the better place!

 

 

 

The last nice buildings are called the Broad Gate. Wonderful.

 

 

 

 

It was a nice sunny day!

Greetings Dicker Kumpel

Altenau, Germany - 25th August 2010

Hello from Altenau, R

 

ain - we sat here - and saw the rain.

 

 

No problem for us - ToyVoyagers always are happy - and we decided to explore the flat. First we saw this butterfly.

 

 

It was not so cold - otherwise we could have used this fireplace.

 

 

 

We played two games. The first one was with many numbers.

 

 

Then we played a bigger game - called 'Tore der Welt'. It is difficult, so Mimi and I played together - and Pippi and fai played together.

 

 

 

The other two won, but we all had a lot of fun. In the evening it was time to party. When RikeH and Thomas were away, we found these two little bottles.

 

 

Well, the bottles were full and the glasses empty - we should change this.

 

 

After some hours - the glasses were empty - Mimi took a closer look.

 

 

Nothing to see - maybe I will have more success?

 

 

No - everything is empty... Bad luck for all of us. Oups - RikeH was coming back. She looked at us - and was not that amused.

 

 

I had fun. But I am a little worried about RikeH words : We will see us tomorrow....

 

Hicks Dicker Kumpel

Altenau, Germany - 26th August 2010

Hello from Altenau again,

 

Ouch! My head!!! I had a headache. It was awful. RikeH helped all of us - and gave us cold towels for our heads.

 

 

Later we had some coffee and some medicine.

 

 

We decided to stay inside, relax on the couch and do nothing. But RikeH told us that fresh air is the best for us today. So we walked with her to the Village. We went into the spa gardens.

 

 

Normally the music is playing here - not today. But this is okay - loud sounds are awful for my head today.

 

 

These guys are funny - and quiet.

 

 

This was enough for today. I wanted to go home - no loud conversations today. There must have been something wrong with the drinks yesterday.

 

Love Dicker Kumpel

Altenau, Germany - 27th August 2010

Hello from the Harz again!

 

Another nice day in Altenau. RikeH wanted to visit the Kräuterpark yesterday, but we ToyVoyagers wanted to go home. So we went in the park today. It is the biggest park of spices of the World. Wow! Here you see me in front of a lot of spices.

 

 

There was a beautiful building. In the building we learnt a lot about spices.

 

 

Later we had a rest - and talked a lot.

 

 

At the end there was a wonderful small waterfall.

 

 

It was a really interesting day!

 

Love Dicker Kumpel

Bad Harzburg, Germany - 28th August 2010

Hello from Bad Harzburg,

 

we drove to a nice little town today - Bad Harzburg. The first interesting things we saw were these two horsemen.

 

 

There are beautiful old buildings.

 

 

In the middle of the city we found this fountain of youth.There are funny people on it.

 

 

 

Next to the fountain we met this friendly bunny - and talked to him.

 

 

Look - what a beautiful hat!

 

 

There was a nice lady on a Donkey on the other side of Bad Harzburg.

 

 

On our way back we stopped in Torfhaus. In the background you see the Brocken - the highest point of the Harz with 1141 m.

 

 

There was a big monument in Torfhaus.

 

 

There is a sentence written in 20 languages. Can you read some of it?

 

 

We are ready to walk onto the Brocken...

 

 

But this friendly wolf told us that the weather will be rainy - so we decided to drive home.

 

 

Tomorrow is the last day of our holiday. I would love to stay here for many more weeks.

 

Many greetings Dicker Kumpel

Uelzen, Germany - 29th August 2010

Hello from Uelzen,

 

It was our last holiday-day and it was time to drive home to Sülfeld. When we looked out of the window we saw some deers - this was funny.

 

 

We stopped in Uelzen - it is famous for its station. The original station was renovated for Expo 2000 following plans by the Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.I really liked it.

 

 

Inside the station :

 

 

The station platforms are nice, too.

 

 

Back home in Sülfeld there was a new guest - Peachy Chai. I gave him a warm welcome!

 

 

Then I introduced him to the others - and we talked a lot!

 

 

Love Dicker Kumpel