Tag: Travelling in Germany with Dogs

“Dogs Off The Lead Vill Be Shot!” – Hainich National Park, Germany

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Hainich National Park – the oldest & most unspoilt beech woodland in Germany

“We’re going to Hainault National Park!” That’s what I’ve been telling everyone, ‘cos that’s what Mark told me. “It’s the oldest and most unspoilt beech woodland in Germany.” I enthused. “It was used as a military area by the Russians and is the largest woodland that is not in any commercial use. But it’s odd that it’s got the same name as a suburb of North East London…”

To be fair to me, Hainault DOES have its own forest – and it borders Epping forest. So it is very foresty. But you won’t find wild cats, canopy tours or any signs of the Red Army occupying Hainault. At least, I don’t think so…

It was the prettiest drive that we have done so far, through Hansel & Gretel forests and gorgeous, half-timbered towns. Continue reading ““Dogs Off The Lead Vill Be Shot!” – Hainich National Park, Germany”

Dog on the Rhine – Ohhhhhhh-ning!

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06:49 – we were awoken by a loud crash.

02:14 it started raining. I got up and closed the roof lights.

06:49 we were awoken by a loud crash. I got a sense of a large person vaulting over me in bed, emitting a long, ghostly moan “Ooooooh-ning…” Continue reading “Dog on the Rhine – Ohhhhhhh-ning!”

Don’t Try to Park a Van in Heidelberg

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Beautiful Heidelberg

Heidelberg. At last. I thought I had applied for a job here when I left Uni. Everyone told me how beautiful Heidelberg was and how much I would enjoy it. Turned out the job was in Hamburg – and thankfully, I didn’t get it anyway!

We drove in along the river Neckar. Although all public transport is dog friendly, we thought that it would be easier to drive into town… Continue reading “Don’t Try to Park a Van in Heidelberg”