Tuesday

Travel Germany. Visit Rühstädt: Europe's largest stork town

Everybody wants to get off-the-beaten track, the good news is, that it is so easy in Germany. Rühstädt is a small town in the Prignitz region of Germany, located in the north-western tip of the state of Brandenburg and directly adjacent to the states of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. The serene town with only 240 residents is located in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve River Landscape Elbe-Brandenburg. Near the town, the rivers Havel and Elbe meet. Rühstädt, now famous for the high number of resident white storks has the largest stork colony in Central Europe. The white storks are one of Europe's wildlife highlights.

In the centre of Rühstädt is a heritage listed castle with a beautiful park and old trees. It now houses a wellness hotel. The small village church with the epitaphs of local noble families, a carved altar, and a reconstructed Wagner organ sits right on the main road and adds to the sweet-as-ripe-pears country atmosphere.


Wednesday

Travel Denmark. Guide to Aarhus. Smilets By – City of Smiles


Queen Margrethe II reigns over Greenland, Faroe Islands and Denmark. Copenhagen, The Kingdom of Denmark’s capital, is trendy. You can easily fall in love with it on your first visit. Wait till you see the rest. Aarhus was named the European Capital of Culture. I visit when it is icy cold, but I can see that it must be fantastic in summer also, with lots of cycling paths and inviting terraces near the water. I walk everywhere, seemingly everybody walks or cycles through town, it is that small. People flock to Aarhus for the Northside Festival in and the Aarhus Festival in summer. Here is why you should make your way to Aarhus. See more of Denmark than Copenhagen; you will  get a better impression of the country.



Discover the Zambezi Region: Road Trip South Africa - Namibia - Botswana


When was the last time you woke up to the guttural sound of hippos grunting? I know a place where this happens. Namibia, on the southwestern coast of the African continent, borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east. On a road trip, you will soon realize that this is the second most sparsely inhabited sovereign country in the world (Mongolia holds the number one spot). The country covers an area of 824,292 square kilometres and with a population of only about 2.2 million, there are parts where you can seemingly drive for hours without ever meeting a single soul.