To be completely honest, the thought of visiting Papenburg hadn’t crossed my mind at all. But I really wanted to see the Meyer Shipyard which is in Papenburg. We quickly settled on a date for the shipyard tour and booked a hotel. During the planning of the trip, we discovered that the new AIDAnova was to be christened on that weekend followed by a big concert at the shipyard the day after. So we went a little early to be able to attend the concert.
Lower Saxony is located in the north-west of the Federal Republic of Germany. The provincial capital is Hanover.
The Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg is probably the most popular tourist destination in the city. We had a visit to the shipyard on our bucket list for quite some time. And when that great package deal that included a hotel and a guided tour came along, we went for it.
The ads for the phaeno in Wolfsburg say „You’re going to be surprised“. Why it raised my hair and why I was indeed surprised I’m going to tell you in a little bit.
We wander through the Old Town of Wolfenbüttel, zigzagging the pedestrianised areas with the countless timber-framed houses. It is remarkable that Wolfenbüttel seems to have lived through both World Wars without major damages.
Friday afternoon – a little more than 40 travel bloggers meet at the city market square in Wolfenbüttel for a sightseeing tour. Quickly split into four groups and here we go. 4 stops in one hour, coordinated in such a way that there is only ever one group at each stop at a time. This is what I call Speed Sightseeing.
Hannover-Linden is a district in Hannover. It is a district full of contrasts; wonderful Gründerzeit style homes and run-down apartment blocks are to be found here as well as trendy quarters and dodgy streets.