The Rising of the Dwarves

Wroclaw has undergone many invasions in the course of its history: Bohemia, Prussia, Sweden, Germany, Russia: everyone was there. Not to mention Napoleon! In recent years, however, there has been a new power that is permanently changing the cityscape: Dwarves. The first were in the eighties as an expression of a peaceful and subversive protest . . .

Pomerania – from Schwetz to Bydgoszcz

After I drove over the Wisla from Kulm yesterday, I had to cycle 3.5 km against my route to reach a camping site in Świecie / Schwetz. Actually only a slightly larger meadow with a sanitary area and a roofed seating area, but a great location directly under the castle Zamek. This is a rather . . .

Which is better? Concrete slabs or headwind?

Whoa, what breakfast! sausage, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs in pea mayonnaise, salads, melons, cakes,… Otherwise today is Assumption Day, one of the highest holidays in Poland. And so the Pope was to be seen on the TV, which unfortunately ran in the breakfast room, however, the Polish one and without time . . .

Gdansk in the 20th century

Westerplatte. 01 September 1939. “Since 5:45 is being shot back now” – Fake News already existed back then! Here, at the Westerplatte near Gdansk, Hitler attacked Poland and thus started the Second World War, which not only once again drove armies of soldiers into the “heroic death” for the fatherland, but also brought hitherto unknown . . .