Sunday, 2 June 2013 – Day 12 – Warnemunde, Germany

Sunday, 2 June 2013 – Day 12

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p2 gerUp for breakfast. We were too late getting into port to make the day trip to Berlin so was cancelled – bit disappointed but probably better as would have been a very long day. Decided to have a dip in the jacuzzi before going on my tour. Was super in, but very cold when I got out.

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I decided to go on The Molli & the Minster 408B – approx. 4 1/2 hours)

Boarded the coach and we started to drive in a south-westerly direction visit the restored red brick medieval church of Bad Doberan Minster. Was originally built as a monastery. The church today is an important historical site of the Mecklenburg region. The interior is beautiful – impressive winged alter, tabernacle and sanctuary lamp.

The interior of this Church was absolutely beautiful and I could not put all the photos I took up here.

We left here after a wander around the well manicured grounds and went to the historic station in  Bad Doberan, a small country town that was once a bishop’s seat and a centre of religious and military power and pass through Heiligendamm, Germany’s oldest bathing resort visited by the Kaiser, the Russian Tsar and European royalty. The “Molli” is a steam train and has been in operation since 1866, the carriages being pulled by an old-fashioned locomotive along a narrow gauge railway.

1184Once on the “Molli” our 30 minute journey along the Baltic coast,we pass through scenic landscape of Doberan Linden Alley, a two mile strip lined with lovely century old linden trees , pass through picturesque villaged, an unspoiled coastline and attrative summer villas. At the end of our trip at Kuhlungsborn station at the end of the line, we board our coach and go to the Aquamarin Hotel  where we served a huge afternoon tea of lovely cakes and coffee.

1203 Wandered around the village and stroll along the promenade and see “strandkorbs”,  typical German roofed wicker beach chairs.

We then had a panoramic drive back to the ship.  Was a terrific tour. All had to be back on board by 21.30 for departure time at 22.00.

After dinner, went into the Discovery Lounge for my usual entertainment by the Excelsior Duo, watched Lilly and Jim teach some passengers dance steps followed by going into the Discovery Theatre to listen to a duo Tatyana and Tetyana. Lovely voices. Then it was back into the Discovery Lounge for the usual chatting, cocktails before going to bed after a great day out in the country.

Quote of the Day – “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate” – Charles Dickens.