Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

I went to East Germany with colleagues from my work.

We do this every year with the sports association, we go cycling in Germany, Poland or Holland. There are colleagues from those countries also on the trip. This was my fourth year and every year it is some kind of a reunion, very nice!! Especially for those who are on this already for years!

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenPolice Sport and Relax Association

Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

So this year we went to a small village called Dahlen. It is in between Dresden and Leipzig. We slept in a youth hostel….even though we aren’t that young anymore!! The oldest person is around 80 years old!! Well, he doesn’t cycle anymore….he sits in a car and makes sure everything goes well πŸ™‚

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenBreakfast on the first morning

We went cycling for 3 days and at almost every village we came we were welcomed by the local mayor and got a tour from the mayor. That was great, we saw a castle, unfortunately only outside. We saw another castle and church and got a tour around the nudelfactory, which is pasta not noodles πŸ™‚ The surroundings are great over there, many hills and a great landscape. Also the houses, the way they are build and decorated! It’s great to see. Although it’s just a couple of hours away from my hometown it is totally different!!

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenFirst group picture, taken at the Schloss Hartenfels in Torgau

With ofcourse Andrea Staude, mayor of Torgau

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenEating raw fish, herring with union.

The Germans like those so we take them with us from Holland πŸ™‚

I’ll make this into a photoblog and only show you the highlights of our days cycling in East Germany.

Day 1

Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenSchloss Hartenfels, Torgau

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenWe did have our own car with drinks and foods πŸ™‚

Day 2

Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenFirst break second day

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen As you can see we are followed by 3 buses πŸ™‚

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenMuhlberg

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenPhoto with Mayor Brendel of Muhlberg

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenThey had a flood here couple of times and now a new harbour

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenWe were looking over the wall…at the water on the other side πŸ™‚

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenCity square

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenWhat a great colours and great buildings!!

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenAfter WWII they had prisoncamp here, many of the prisoners died here.

Our oldest member Paul Sellman gave us information about this.

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenThe massgraves

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenDoberlug-Kirchhain

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenMayor of Doberlug-Kirchhain Broszinski gave us a tour

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenAnd ofcourse a group photo in front of the newly renovated castle

Day 3

Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenStart of day 3 πŸ™‚

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenBreak at square of Strehla

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenGreat buildings/shops

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenChurch Collmberg

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenThis last evening we went to this castle.

We had a tour around the old church.Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenHe told us about the life they used to have there.

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenAfter he showed us this table and told us how to eat the bread

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany - DahlenEmpty the bread to fill it with great cheesesoup!!

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

It was a great week, we have seen a lot of East Germany and the Mayors of all these great places have told us great news about there development and renewel!!

It was great!

Thanks to Mayor Michael Oecknigk of Brandenburg!

He has arranged everything this year!

Looking forward to next year!!

Cycling in East Germany - Dahlen

Cycling in East Germany – Dahlen

Jacomijn is a police officer from The Netherlands who loves to show you how to travel the world Safe, Healthy and Active!! Safe and Healthy Travel is a MUST!

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