January 13 2019

Wedding location forest hotel Riesebusch

At the wedding fair Heart to Heart in Lübeck, we took with us, as already mentioned, some brochures of possible locations.

Today we visited the Waldhotel Riesebusch in Bad Schwartau. The night before we called and were able to reserve a table for both of us without any problems for the following Sunday lunchtime. 🙂

Already on arrival we were somewhat disappointed by the sight of the forest hotel, because the building looks quite old and inconspicuous. A few meters away there is a large sports field and otherwise the surroundings are rather murformer …

The Waldhotel Riesebusch from the outside

The inside then surprised us, however. The guest room is divided into a smaller, slightly more old-fashioned part and into a large, bright, modern hall. There is also a kind of kitchenette, presumably for buffets and a parquet area that invites you to dance.

We got a table in the smaller part of the guest room and were served very kindly. After reviewing the rather extensive, rather regional map, we opted for a poultry fricassee with a maracuja juice and a boar goulash with dumplings, cream and cranberries as well as a Spezi. First, we were given a small bread basket with a kind of remoulade as a starter.

Bread basket with baguette and remoulade

The food came very quickly and it tasted really good. However, my portion of Frikassee was far too big for me. : shock: Luckily, the rest was bagged to me. 🙂 Unfortunately Ronnie had one or the other tough pieces of meat with him, but he was satisfied anyway. The prices were quite reasonable for the portion size. For the two dishes and drinks, we paid just under €37th.

As the name "Waldhotel" suggests, there is not only a restaurant, but also a hotel and a café.

The restaurant is easily wheelchair accessible. The old toilets in the small guest room are not wheelchair suitable. However, the new ones in the large guest room are very spacious and could be used with help.

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).

January 2 2019

Wedding in Bad Segeberg-The Preparation

This year there is a big event ahead: Our wedding!

Sounds great at first, but unfortunately it's not as easy as we thought. To make it easier for you, let's give some tips here.

Before you get married, some preparations need to be made:

  1. You need a certified copy from your birth register. The birth certificate is no longer sufficient. There are websites such as www.standesamt.com that offer the service to order the copy online. Unfortunately, they mainly want to make money and require additional processing and shipping lump sums. Prefer to call directly in the birth register and order the transcripts directly there. The cost is £10per each. If you request multiple copies, everyone costs another €66.
  2. You need an extended registration certificate from the registration office where you live. You usually get them directly without waiting at the town hall at the Info and it costs €6am each.
  3. Get an appointment in time at the registry office to register your wedding and have the marriage suspensions checked. The registry office in Bad Segeberg can be reached under these telephone numbers: 04551-964-318 or 04551-964-320. We spoke to a woman Regier and with a waiting time of approx. Receive an afternoon appointment for 4 weeks. The registry office is only open to notorious bear from 14am to 18am 00 on Thursday. At the latest on this date, registration certificate, copy from the birth register and a valid identity card must be presented. Sending the scanned forms as well as phone number by e-mail speeds up the registration process. This appointment will cost £50th.
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!

December 17 2018

Beards in Nuremberg: In the footsteps of Albrecht Dürer-Part 2

We remember: In the first part of our journey through Nuremberg we visited St. John's Cemetery to look for the tomb of Albrecht Dürer. We eventually found it, but without Albrecht inside.

After a relaxing evening at the Christkindles market with a lot of warming children's punch, we took our second excursion to the Albrecht Dürer Haus the next day.

The Dürer House

Albrecht Dürer actually lived there from 1509 until his death in 1528! So a good point of contact to learn a little more about this famous German painter.

Since the Albrecht Dürer Haus is now a museum, we first had to pay admission. This one costs £66B for adult and £1.50 for small bear. In addition, there is a free audio guide, into which you can conveniently enter the number of the exhibit and then learn about it. Very practical! At certain times there are also guided tours with his wife Agnes Dürer through the four-storey museum. Of course, the good is not immortal and not a vampire, but merely an actress;) At first we were very happy to be able to see at least some pictures of Albrecht Dürer, but then had to learn that all the exhibits in the museum are only well-made copies:( The only exception is an exhibition piece on the top floor, which comes from a private collection and changes annually.

The house is very nice to look at and filled with a lot of information about Albrecht Dürer and his life. Some of the living spaces, for example, are prepared as they did in Dürer's lifetime. Among other things, there is a kitchen, a studio, a dining and a living room.

For energetic bears, there is even a high-pressure press on the second floor, which we were able to operate ourselves during our visit. A nice lady explained the press to us and I was allowed to print a picture myself and keep it as a souvenir! 😀 On the top floor there is the special exhibition ichDÜRERdu, which was designed by the Nuremberg artist Susanne Carl until the tenth of February. Finally, it should be said that it can be photographed throughout the museum (logically without lightning), only the original exhibit is not.

After our powers consuming stay at the museum, it was now time for lunch. We didn't make our choice for this, because we wanted to try regional specialities. After a long back and forth, we decided on the "Augustinian to the barrier." This one was well attended at lunchtime, but thanks to our cuteness and irresistible bear charm, we still got a table. Ana ordered 9 Nuremberg rust sausages with potato salad and a white lemonade. I ordered a crustal shincel with sauerkraut and potato chlock, plus a Spezi. The food came in, for this time, acceptable pace and tasted us very good! In addition, the service staff were very friendly and the prices affordable.

When leaving the restaurant, now well saturated and full of drive, something else caught our eye: On the square at the Tiergarten Gate there is a sculpture called "The Hare," which was designed in reference to the well-known Dürer bunny by Jürgen Goertz. However, we found them quite disturbing. : shock:

The bunny of Jürgen Goertz
December 16 2018

Beards in Nuremberg: In the footsteps of Albrecht Dürer-Part 1

After a long absence, we finally get back in the new year. We have revised our concept a bit, renovated the website and are now reporting on new things from the world of bear every Wednesday. :

) Today we want to start with an initial report on our holiday in Nuremberg, which we took just before Christmas.

Why the title "In the footsteps of Albrecht Dürer"? The famous German painter Albrecht Dürer lived in Nuremberg for a long time and has therefore left some paw prints in the city. So we snapped our paw savers, put on our poodle hats and went looking.

Following a first weather, our sniffer noses led us to St. John's Cemetery, where the tomb of Albrecht Dürer is located. In the dense snow, we brave disoriented between the gravestones.

St. John's Cemetery

Half froze and with wet fur, we finally asked a visitor to the cemetery who luckily knew where the tomb is. While leading us there, he explained to us that in the cemetery there are small signposts to the graves of famous personalities as well as a complete map of the situation. However, due to the weather conditions, these were completely snow-covered and unrecognisable to us. But now that we knew what to look for, we quickly managed to find the tomb.

If you are as desperate as we are about the cemetery, here is a tip from two now enlightened bear: In front of the building of the cemetery administration, behind the church is the map.

Cemetery management with a snowy map (see arrow)

The signposts are small panels on the side of the road that point into the rows of tombs.


Following our frozen noses, we reached the snowy grave. After we painstakingly exposed it, the setback came: There are seven people here, but no albrecht. One had exhumed his bones and then published them unknown. Today it is being enrolled as a memorial, which is why there is a wreath of the city of Nuremberg for his birthday.

The tomb of Albrecht Dürer
August 5 2018

Cake at Goldmarie in Bad Segeberg

Today we wanted to use the beautiful weather and went with our visit to the great Segeberger Lake and returned there in the Goldmarie. The place is very modern, neutral and Maritim furnished and you felt right there. The large panoramic windows showed a fantastic view of the lake. You have to order and pay directly at the counter and then get a tray on the way. There were some delicious pies and some ice cream. Ronnie ordered a Obstschmandkuchen with chocolate eclairs as well as an iced chocolate. I chose a piece of Zitronentarte and a Marajucasaft. The pieces were gradezu huge and the prices were relatively inexpensive. Moreover, it tasted just delicious! 🙂 [Gallery columns = "2" size = "Medium" ids = "3860, 3857, 3858, 3859"]

August 4 2018

Cake at a bit of love in Hamburg

On our city tour with Eat the world through Hamburg Ottensen, we also came to the café love bit. Since we liked it so much, we finally had a real piece of cake. 😉 You order and pay directly at the counter and get the order then brought. However, this was a bit chaotic… Our order was brought to another table and then we had to wait a while for the drinks. Nevertheless, it was delicious. Ronnie ordered a piece of lemon buttermilk pie and a haugemachte lemonade lime-mint. I chose the cheesecake without floor and the homemade melon lemonade. The limos were very refreshing and the cakes deliciously creamy and juicy. [Gallery columns = "2" size = "Medium" ids = "3825, 3853, 3854"]