Ireland With Schimanskis Hänschen through the water town

11:55  06 april  2020
11:55  06 april  2020 Source:   formel1.de

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Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town , Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown, Tapping at the window, crying at the lock, Are the children in their

It was pretty quiet when we visited this town so it was quite nice..we got to enjoy the boat ride leisurely..always like water towns with houses on stilts by the canals or rivers.. According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience Wuzhen Water Town

Getting to Rotterdam can be an experience even on a pitch-dark evening when it rains. Suddenly there is this skyline: one skyscraper next to the other, thousands of lights. Cranes loom everywhere. Water comes into view. And then a huge, brightly lit hull appears.

Wohnhäuser in Rotterdam: Die Stadt unterliegt ständiger Veränderung. © Photo: Catherine Waibel / dpa-tmn Residential buildings in Rotterdam: The city is subject to constant change.

The luxury liner rises elegantly and majestically at the quay wall: the. From 1959 the steamship ran for the Holland-America line between Rotterdam and New York. Today it is arguably the most spectacular hotel in the Dutch port city. After an expensive renovation in Wilhelmshaven, the ship looks as it did in its heyday - inside and out.

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Xitang Water Town is a beautiful town that seems like a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of nearby Shanghai. Slow down, pace the flagstones, walk through the long corridors and lanes, and enjoy your leisurely vacation. Visit the shops making and selling folding fans and paper cuts.

Wuzhen Water Town , lying in the northern part of Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, is a typical ancient town in southern China. Either of two bridges can be seen through the arch of the other. Having been rebuilt five times, Tongji Bridge is a 28.4-meter-long (93.1 feet) and 3.5-meter-wide (11.4

On the way with connoisseurs of the city

The next morning an SMS: «Goedemorgen! We are sitting on the main deck (left). See you soon, Ch & M. » That stands for Chiem van Houweninge and his wife Marina de Vos. Chiem became known in Germany for his role as Dutch investigator Hänschen alongside Horst Schimanski, embodied by Götz George. He has written six “Tatort” and “Schimanski” episodes, some of which took place in his home town of Rotterdam. Can you ask for a better city guide?

Nevertheless, the first reaction on the phone was: “But we definitely have to take Marina with us, she knows the city even better.” She was born and grew up in the city center.

Marina wrote down her and Chiem's ​​favorite places on a piece of paper - a rather long list. "There are so many great places," she enthuses. "What do we start with?" Maybe with the Ahoy Arena, the venue for next May? "Come on, let's just go now," says Chiem. Drive? «Yes, drive. With the water taxi! »

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This water town is not that big but filled with its charming small old houses, narrow pavements and alleys, canals and stone bridges. A preserved water town , one of a few around the region. Interesting local history and quite a number of sites within to visit.

Gubei Water Town , leaning against the Simatai Great Wall in Miyun, Beijing, features northern courtyard style buildings and This town possesses an old-fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long Hutongs show the style and features of the old town .

The small speedboat whizzes across the Nieuwe Maas, a foothill of the Rhine, at a frantic pace. The broad stream divides Rotterdam in half. The journey is an enormous pleasure and at the same time everyday life for the city's residents. Because water is omnipresent here, the boat taxi has become a normal form of transport.

reconstruction and first-class architecture

We shoot past the high-rise silhouette. You won't find pointed-gabled houses here. "Rotterdam was bombed during the war," says Chiem. "After that, a large part of the city was rebuilt." But unlike many bombed-out cities in Germany that were hastily rebuilt after the war, Rotterdam has no bland. The North Sea metropolis has reinvented itself time and again, especially architecturally.

In the 1980s, houses grew on trees - Piet Blom's cube apartments. In the 90s, the architect duo Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos connected north and south with the swan-like Erasmus Bridge. And in this century, the Rotterdam-born Rem Koolhaas created this: three interconnected towers, each with 44 floors, which look like toy blocks. It almost seems as if Rotterdam wants to mirror New York on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Known as the Venice of the East, this place is truly magical and transports visitors to a slower paced China. We visited this charming town on a day trip from Shanghai during Make sure to check out our travel blog for more info and tips on Tongli and traveling through China! www.tenacioustrekkers.com.

Gubei Water Town is a small-ish water town northeast of Beijing proper. It really is a tourist town , but if you time your visit at the right time, you can avoid hoards of tourists. You can walk through streets that have Christmas lights strung up everywhere even though it’s not Christmas, all types of

The feeling of a world city

“Rotterdam has always been a hard-working city,” says Chiem. "There used to be nothing going on here after ten in the evening, but that has changed completely." Restaurants, theater, culture: «Many people are now moving from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, also because the prices are still reasonably affordable.»

Arrival at the "Hotel New York", the former headquarters of the Holland America Line from 1901. It is at the top of the Wilhelmina paper. From here, countless families, especially from Eastern Europe, emigrated to the United States over the decades. When it opened in 1993, the hotel stood alone on a sandy promontory, now it is towered over by skyscrapers and looks almost dainty in comparison.

This is how Rotterdam is constantly changing. And although the second largest city in the Netherlands has no more than 650,000 inhabitants, it still has the appearance of a metropolis.

The Fenix ​​Food Factory, the alternative market hall, is located directly opposite the hotel, in the former red light district of the city. Chiem has a Dutch stroopwaffle (syrup waffle).

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On the Water Lyrics. All the windows are glowing The branches bending low The skyline is swinging Rocking back and forth Walking down this dirt road Watching at the sky It's all I can do It's all I can do. All the years keep rolling The decades flying by But ahh, the days are long.

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The longest bathroom in the Netherlands

Back in the water taxi. Chiem and Marina definitely want to show something unusual: an almost 80-year-old tunnel under the Nieuwe Maas - only for cyclists. You get down into the tunnel via a wooden escalator, on which you simply place your bike next to yourself. The cogwheels of the stairs groan and rumble. The full length of the tunnel is tiled over one kilometer, which is why it is also called "the longest bathroom in the Netherlands".

Then we get into the car and off we go across the Erasmus Bridge to the museum district with the Boijmans van Beuningen. There is a magical picture of Rembrandt's son Titus doing his homework. A whale skeleton from the Natural History Museum peeks through the window.

culinary delight at the end

On to the couple's absolute favorite place, which has been together for 50 years: they stand in front of the old sailing ships in Veerhaven like freshly in love. Rotterdam still looks like it did before the bombing. "And now I have an appetite for cheese," says Chiem. His favorite specialty shop is the «Kaashoeve» in the pedestrian zone Oude Binnenweg. After the cheese, Chiem and Marina are hungry for more. Off to the «Bierhandel De Pijp» from 1898, a quaint traditional pub with a famous, yet inexpensive cuisine.

Finally, the vibrant nightlife district, the Witte de Withstraat with its countless pubs, cafés and restaurants. What an unforgettable day! "We think so too," says Chiem. Rotterdam surprises and delights - even its connoisseurs.

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