January 26 2019

Pandas Game Test-The Legends of Andor

Since our master, like us, likes to try new things, he wanted the board game "The Legends of Andor" for his birthday. It received the critics ' award as "connoisseur's game of the year" in 2013.

That's how we tested the game today for the first time. With the guest who bent us this weekend, we ventured to the introductory game. The game guide that contributes to the game illustrates very well how the playing field is being set up. The legend cards that explain the gameplay and have tasks ready for the heroes explain the workings of a train and the possible actions.

Unfortunately, we had to make two attempts to finish the introductory game successfully. On our first attempt, as usual, we played off happily on it. However, as we have learned, in this game Panda has to think through the actions strategically, anticipate the traits of the monsters and always keep an eye on all the goals as well as the playing field. In addition, it is advisable not to stop simply if the game already seems lost. In hindsight, we realized that we could still have won the first game! : shock:

We played our second attempt with the warrior, the archer and the magician. As events and new tasks are determined by the narrator, who is moved on a ledge on the edge of the pitch by defeating monsters and starting a new day, we had to be careful not to defeat too many opponents. Because the narrator bar ranges from A to N and all tasks have to be completed before the narrator reaches the field N. Among other things, we have also realised that just because a bridge is not passable, Panda doesn't necessarily have to take the second bridge. Because every river, after all, has a spring where smart beards can just walk past. 😉

Since we have the hang of it now, the game is incredibly fun for us and brings a lot of joy to the board table with the additional extensions (which contain new adventures and additional heroes)!

January 26 2019

Treasure hunt in the adventure world of Hülshorst

Since our master had his birthday, today we wanted to visit the Black Lights mini golf in the adventure world of Hülshorst in Lübeck.

We had booked for this in advance, as only a certain number of visitors to the facility is allowed. Unfortunately, our booking seemed to have become a bit confused and so we often hung behind large groups and therefore had to skip a track and then make up for it later.

The mini golf experience costs about €7,000 per nose. You get one racket each, each a 3D glasses as well as a clamping board with Kuli and points. You can't eat and drink on the plant … There is a wardrobe outside for the jackets. First you get into a small anteroom, get a little pirate film shown and already the treasure hunt can begin!

The search takes over 18 mini golf lanes through the jungle, past mermaids and sharks, over shipwrecks to the great treasure.

Unfortunately, the tracks are quite crooked, so sometimes a few inches to the hole were already too much … 🙁 The golf ball must be beaten over steep sloping, by narrow openings or past obstacles.

With three people, it took us about an hour and a half.

The mini golf course is slightly darkened, so that the murals and mini golf tracks as well as the ball shone brightly in the black light. In addition, the black light colours came into the room through the 3D glasses and it looked like the golf track was floating. Unfortunately, I became so dizzy from it that I had to play without glasses … : cry:

After enriching ourselves with the treasure, we went to the associated restaurant Colinar.

As a starter, we got a bread basket of delicious fresh bread and a fruity tomato butter. I ordered an alcohol-free cocktail Sportsman as well as sea salmon fried in egg sleeve with roast potatoes and salad. The fish had seemingly already had its good times, but it was still okay. Ronnie ate Spare Ribs with bread and salad. He was happy with his food and he was particularly thrilled by the garlic dip. As a drink, he chose an Ipanema. Our guest had chosen the upcoming specialty of the house, the gallows skewer, and was pleasantly surprised. 🙂

January 26 2019

Bearlet on a big ride-A visit to the Hanseatic Museum

This weekend we had a visit that is interested in seafaring and therefore visited the European Hanseatic Museum in Lübeck.

Admission for the Hanseatic musem, the adjoining castle monastery and the Hanselabor laboratory costs €1300 per panda. Right next to the cash register are small and large lockers, in which you have to include your backpack. A backpack and 3 jackets fit comfortably into a large locker. 😉

Then on the other side of the ticket office it goes on to the elevator, which transported us down into the exhibition. There we got to know the history of the building in the first section, which now houses the museum.

Cellar walls of the monastery

After that we started really: With many maps and texts, the story of the Hanseatic League, from the idea to the ascent to its last day, is told from the second room. The inquisitive panda wanders through 14 differently designed areas, all of which are beautiful to look at and designed according to the theme. Topics include: Lübeck around 1226, plague around 1367, Lodon around 1500 and Hanseatic Day 1518.

We particularly liked the interactive ticket system. In many museums you only get your ticket in order to prove the paid admission. In the Hanseatic Museum, however, it also serves as a key to activating the various information terminals. Very stylish and well done! We also found the photo booth, which offers visitors the opportunity to take a photo in the clothing of the time. Unfortunately, you then have to buy them at the checkout, too bad. 🙁

Due to our reservation for mini golf, we were in a hurry. That's why we didn't read all the panels but got a bit hectic on the last few meters. : shock: Despite our haste, it still took us two hours for the museum. So to make a detailed visit, you should allow enough time!

Nevertheless, we wanted to see the rest and flitted up to the castle monastery on hurried paws. We made a short stop on the roof terrace, from which you have a nice view of the Trave.


Due to rain, we borrowed in the museum three umbrellas, which, arriving at the monastery, could be stored in a stand. Our visitor went directly to the first floor in order to be able to examine the in-depth information on the exploration of Hanseatic history for a longer time. We, on the other hand, started on the ground floor, where you get a glimpse of the old Dominican monastery. There we could admire the well-preserved sacristy, parts of the restored hospital and cloister.

Afterwards we also scurried up the stairs to the Hanselabor, where we were amazed at the last Hanseatic Day, could take a look into the last contor of the Hanseatic League and discover the old remand prison. In addition, an old courtroom is preserved, which has an awe-inspiring effect with its dark wood. : shock:

Then it was time to leave and we said goodbye to the museum to go to mini golf.

January 25 2019

Birthday Party-Food at Mones Lime Mountain Saloon

To celebrate the day, we went to the Mones Lime Mountain Saloon in Bad Segeberg for today's dinner. 🙂

We were lucky that we had reserved a table a long time ago, because the saloon was very crowded. So we sat comfortably in the main room and were able to enjoy the cosy atmosphere.

The menu had apparently changed since our last visit, we definitely realised there are no hot dogs left. 🙁 Otherwise, the selection was still varied. In addition, there was also a special that Ronnie immediately ordered: A burger with crispy chicken in cornflake panade with chilli mayonnaise, bacon and peanut sauce. To do this, he ordered gold nuggets to be baked with chilli con carne and cheese. As a drink, he got a Santa Maria. Ronnie was very excited about his food, as is customary with him at the Mones. 🙂

I ordered a burrito Carlos. This should actually be filled with chilli con carne, fried vegetables and cheese. Instead of fried vegetables, however, I had raw food salad rather than stuffing and one only noticed something very sporadically from the cheese. In addition, I was also surprised that the burrito was served cold rather than warm, because I had imagined it crispy baked with melting cheese. : shock: As a side dish I got another coleslaw, which I did, but I overeat as I was, almost completely took home, and a guacamole. 🙂 The homemade Ginger Lemonade was delicious, but also quite expensive.

First of all, we got a bread basket with delicious quark-dip and we tasted the delicious Corn Dogs and the herb baguette. A very appetizing start! 🙂

At the end of the feast we were rinvigorated and satisfied. : oops:

January 12 2019

Beards Heart to Heart

Every other weekend in January, smitten souls gather in the Music and Congress Hall (MuK) in Lübeck. This is where the wedding fair heart to heart takes place. This year we were also in the lot.

Right in front of the hall is a large, relatively inexpensive parking lot with parking meters. Admission costs €9.50 per heart. As it's naturally cold and mostly wet in January, we gave off our protective zumace slopes at the dressing room for €1th each and plunged into the fray.

Tickets and trade fair flyers

There were around 100 stalls in the foyer around the theme of the wedding and the theme of the wedding. Party. So there were DJs, restaurants, locations, confectioners, underwear, wedding rings and, of course, wedding dresses.

Exhibition hall

The highlight of the fair days are the fashion shows of the three largest regional wedding outfitters: Fashion house Schumacher, bridal fashions Jelen and bridal salon Engelstraum. The models were styled by female stylists on site. The fashion shows were really pretty to look at, even if there was one or the other little glitch. 😉 Not so nice to look at were the only partially buttoned clothes and the hanging ribbon for hanging the clothes …

On our walk through the exhibition hall, we also stopped at some booths to get more information or to make use of discount campaigns. For example, we arranged an appointment with the bridal stylist Krystina from Klein Rönnau and now get a 10% discount. 🙂 On the wheel of fortune of Jils Bride from Neumünster, I won a voucher worth €150. Unfortunately, however, this only applies until 19.02.2019… For that, we both won at the wheel of fortune from bridal modes Jelen: Ronnie snatch a £75 voucher and I get one worth £100s'. These are valid until the end of 2020. 🙂 If we had made an appointment directly, we could have saved up to 30% in addition.

At the pie stalls, we admired the delicious masterpieces of pastry shop Wieck and baker's, where we got a sample cakepop that was super-juicy and chocolatey.

From the locations Waldhotel Riesebusch, fox construction, Absalonshorst and Seehof we have taken brochures with us and will now subject them to close examination. : Cool:

The DJ Markus Ritter addressed us kindly and pointed out to us his advantages. The other service providers were a bit too intrusive for us …

January 9 2019

Wedding in Bad Segeberg-Locations

Of course, in order to get married, you first need a place where you can get married at all. For us, two aspects are particularly important:

  1. Is it possible to get married here on a Sunday?
  2. Is the dream place accessible?

However, getting to the appropriate information is a bit difficult. That's why we want to help all future couple couples.

These wedding sites are located in Bad Segeberg County:

  • Registry Office Bad Segeberg
    • This is actually the usual and therefore most cost-effective place of residence, but is out of the question for us, as it is not even felt on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Gatehouse in Seedorf
    • The dream room is located on the upper floor and is unfortunately only accessible by stairs. Unfortunately, it is also not possible to have a wedding ceremony on Sunday here. Mayor Gerd Lentföhr can be reached on 04555 2
      70 or post@gemeinde-seedorf.de.
  • Water Mill Klein Rönnau
    • The dream room in the Grade II listed mill is barrier-free and can accommodate a maximum of 90 guests. A wedding ceremony on Sunday is possible by the mayor Dietrich Herms. You can reach it in person at any time under dietrich-herms@web.de or 04551-84740.
  • Traventhal estate house
    • Unfortunately, the manor house has ceased operations as a café and venue for the 01.10.2018.
  • Good Pronstorf
    • The estate is designed for weddings of different sizes. This allows weddings with up to 40 people in the gatehouse store. Wedding sessions with up to 60 guests can be celebrated in the tenne, with up to 100 people in the coachshed and with up to 300 guests in the cowshed. A wedding ceremony in the pavilion is also possible. Room rents range from €150th to more than €500, depending on the size of the trauma. The wedding ceremonies by Mayor Bettina Albert are also possible on Sundays. Since it is an old manor, there are cobblestones, but you are allowed to drive by car to the door of the gatehouse storage and then only a hand-wide stage can be overcome by wheelchair. The wedding ceremony under the pavilion would also be wheelchair suitable. An evangelical fieldstone church is also part of the courtyard. If you are interested, contact bankett@pronstorfertorhaus.com or call Kathrin Kowalski on 0171 199 4440.

For general questions, you can send an e-mail to info@amt-trave-land.de, otherwise you should contact the respective contacts (usually the mayors).

December 31 2018

Cold paws at Charles's Ice Age

Since we visit relatives of our wife over New Year's Eve, we decided today to take a detour to the 16th century. Ice age at Charles's Strawberry farm in Rövershagen, near Rostock.

This is the size of the ice figure exhibition in Germany! It goes from 22.12.2018 to 03.11.2019. During this period, for the price of €8.50 for large beards and €6.50 for small bear, annual tickets can be purchased, which entitle them to enter the exhibition. Interesting to know: Very small bear (up to a maximum of 90 cm in size) come in for free.

Equipped with a cap and winter bag, we went to the cold room. The 16th. Ice Age is called "Come into the Land of Fantasy" and shows creatures designed by children at 21 stations in addition to figures from fairy tales and legends.

Next to each sculpture is a sign showing the curious panda who made the figure and which country the artists come from. In addition, the sign also discloses information about the meaning of the figure in the land of its creator.

For small bearse visitors, the exhibition offers some nice slides on which to clog with canvas bags.

Multi-lane, large ice slide

Big bears don't miss out either, though, because there's a bar with alcoholic beverages in the exhibition to get the inner warmth. In addition, there is an ice hotel where two pandas can stay for €129,000 a night. This year it has the design of a quaint witch's cottage and is personally guarded by Baba Yaga. 😉

All sculptures in the Ice Age are illuminated with constantly changing, colored light, which makes the imagination very nicely accentuated in the exhibition.

The 16th. Ice world is the first in which there are moving figures. At one of the stations you can admire two puppets, which perform a small dance at fixed intervals.

The dancing ice marionettes

After our visit we had a bear hunger and treated ourselves outside at the snack "Iss Wurst" a strawberry bratwurst with fries and a strawberry cola. The sausage tasted slightly sweet, but unfortunately not really like strawberry. 🙁 For that, you tasted the strawberry in the Coke, even if it was too sweet for Ana. For dessert, we treated ourselves to a waffle with strawberry grits and vanilla sauce in the strawberry waffle house. Very tasty and highly recommended!

December 19 2018

Beards in Nuremberg: A journey back in time to the Middle Ages

Since I have friends in Nuremberg and have visited her before, I wanted to introduce her to Ana.

To mark the occasion, we had reserved a table at Finya's Tavern for tonight. Located in the Old Town, it is a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of Christkindlesmarkt.

Finya's tavern looks more like a normal half-timbered house from the outside, but inside is a rustic tavern in a medieval look. The friendly service personnel wear medieval prayers to match the ambience. There are only lamps in the bathroom (and hopefully also in the kitchen), but the bar room is only lit with candles. Due to the light donated only by candles, it is very dawning in the tavern. We met with the others at 17:8pm, shortly after the tavern opened its doors. The building spans three floors: A basement where you can party with larger groups, a ground floor and the first floor, both intended for "normal" crowd traffic.

The Schankraum in the chummanoeuvre candlelight

At first, we all ordered ourselves something to eat. Ana and I chose a garlic bread and a small peppery hopping pot as a starter. As the main course, Ana opted for a self-covered flame cake Basteley with smoked salmon, mushrooms, garlic oil and camembert. In addition, the flame cake was coated with Schmand. He tasted her very good, although she would have liked to have had more topping. I, on the other hand, ordered the wild dragout with red cabbage and homemade spätzle. Very tasty and a real insider tip! Since my Ana is a small naller full, she still ordered a portion of griescess with roasted almond slices, cinnamon and pears. She's still raving about it today! Exmpted throughout the evening, we drank various drinks. The beginning was a raspberry Cassis Limo and a pear juice. This was followed by a cherry juice, as well as two small and one large water.

In keeping with the presentation of the tavern, the drinks were served in clay cups, the garlic bread on a wooden board and the other dishes on clay plates or bowls. The clay jugs can also be purchased! We were very satisfied with the value for money. Luckily we had enough cash with us because it can only be paid in cash.

Of course, we didn't just spend the evening there eating and drinking! Since we are enterprising beards, we took the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the fantastic world of Lorakis with our friends to bring the adventure "The Seidene City" to a close. I was especially pleased to finally be able to play splinter moon at a table!

We and our character arc

After the successful end of the adventure and a nice evening together in the tavern, we made our way home at about 2pm, well saturated and satisfied.

For all those who also feel like a detour to Finya's tavern another piece of advice: The Schänke is always well attended and you should therefore reserve a table!