Just across the border: Leer, Germany

Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany - Not so stuffy blog

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Admitted: a daytrip to Leer was never appealing to us. I mean: it’s too small, has nothing special to offer, it’s just 10 kilometers across the border… A couple of years ago we were there by coincidence in December. It had already been snowing, temperatures were below zero and we did not have any tires on the car that were suitable for winter circumstances on the road. So a Christmas market in Oldenburg or Bremen was off limits. We decided to go to Leer, as it was just across the border. But our hearts kept shouting: we really want to go to Oldenburg, a REAL Christmas market in an actual cool German city! You can probably already guess our experience in Leer that day wasn’t a good one. And we left after about 30 minutes. Now we were planning on visiting Tecklenburg but we did not have money to spare for an overnight stay. A one day trip to Tecklenburg, which is about 200 kilometres and just a little village, sounded a bit too far. So we decided to give Leer another chance. Let’s go! 
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Veggie food in Hannover (Germany)

In May we visited Hannover for a couple of days: a very colourful city with a lot to offer in different areas. The question remains whether or not this city has plenty to offer when it comes to veggie and vegan food. Of course we tried to find as many veggie food places as possible during our 2 and a half day trip to this German city. This is what we found…
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Green shopping in Hannover, Germany

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When we arranged to visit Hannover in Germany, we did some quick research online and we concluded this could be a green shopping heaven possibly. Not only did we have a number of vintage shops to visit but also quite a large list with shops that sell fair trade and organic sustainable fashion. Yay! Not that we were planning on spending a lot of money on clothes, but still… we did have some green fashion wishes on both our lists for summer. Curious to find out what kind of shops Hannover has to offer?  [Read more…]

Street art in Hannover, Germany

A few weeks ago we spent a few days in Hannover, a city in the northern part of Germany and near the river Leine. Just as many other German cities, Hannover was destroyed during World War 2. In the years after the war, the Germans rebuilt the city. And with great result: the residents are proud of Hannover. Besides all the cultural aspects, nice restaurants and a car free city center we discovered a lot of street art in Hannover. In this article you can see the ones we liked the most. [Read more…]

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