Ferropolis – or the iron city – is a museum in Gräfenhainichen, east of Dessau. It is a former opencast mine known as Golpa-Nord where brown coal was mined. It was shut down in 1991 and transformed into an open air museum and venue for special events.
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.
On the occasion of a blogger gathering, I got to spend one night in the Crowne Plaza Hannover Schweizerhof and I would love to take the opportunity to bring this hotel to your attention. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Hannover Schweizerhof is in close proximity to the central station of Hannover; less than 5 minutes on foot. Walking from the hotel to the Old Town doesn’t take much longer either, it’s an 8-minute walk to the middle of the pedestrianised centre of Hannover. I already liked the hotel a lot for the short distances between it and these locations.
In 2016 over 3000 pedagogue experts met again for their annual conference in Osnabrück. Every year being quick is essential when booking a hotel during that time. Especially reasonably priced hotels in a good location. This time, I chose the B & B Hotel Osnabrück.
This is the 5th time I have been to a congress in Osnabrück. So far, I have walked back and forth between the castle, various university buildings and some gymnasiums without paying much attention to the old town of Osnabrück. But this time it was different.
The train station in Spandau is pretty easy to navigate. It only has 6 train tracks on three platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 are for the “S-Bahn”, the regional trains to and from the city. Platform 3 and 4 are for trains leaving Berlin and 5 and 6 for trains going into Berlin. Relatively straightforward.