Gutshaus Neu Farpen


Rating ****

The manor house has been tastefully renovated by an antiques dealer with great attention to detail.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the spacious breakfast room, the Lindner’s offer an extensive breakfast with fresh bread and home made jam, fresh milk, but unfortunately during our presence no fresh fruit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were well looked after, felt comfortable and can highly recommend the Inn.


Neu_Farpen_GardenHiltrud Linder

Neu Farpen 4, 23974 Neuburg

Tel. +49 38426 21272

Convenient bed&breakfast in Wismar

Rating: **

This is a tiny hotel in a convenient location in Wismar, with easy access to the historic centre and the port, which can be reached in just a few minutes by bicycle. In spite of everything, the place is reasonably quiet.

Wismar is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Centre of the Hanse City of Wismar

Our room window opened onto a small, dark courtyard. During the hot days of July, this was pleasant, in the winter it would be rather depressing. The room looked clean, but under the beds unfortunately, there was a layer of dust.

The bathroom was clean, modern and the mechanical ventilation was working swiftly, at least when the door was open. But we had problems with two dead light bulbs.

The landlady Ms. Effenberger was friendly and helpful. She showed us a safe place to park our bikes in the courtyard and even lent us a kettle, so we could prepare tea.

All in all: Reasonably priced at, € 51.45 incl bed tax for a scarcely measured, but well equipped double bed room.

During our stay they were not serving breakfast. We followed their recommendation and were glad to visit “Café Glücklich” (which is German for ‘happy’).

Lubsche Straße in Wismar
Lubsche Straße in Wismar

Pension am Burgwall
Daniela und Volker Effenberger
Lübsche Straße 125, 23966 Wismar
Tel. +49 3841 3265920

Pension am Markt is a friendly B&B in Werben

Hanse und Romantik
Hanse City Werben

The former Hanse city of Werben is Germany’s smallest city, with just 800 people living within the city limits by the river Elbe.

Arriving after 21:00 hrs on a a 111km bike ride from Berlin to this historic, half timbered house on Werben’s market square, the friendly owner Gunter Zwinzscher opened the door and first helped my bike, luggage and me into the

Roter Adler

gated and covered bike parking, where there were a few bikes parked as well as displays about local attractions plus some locally produced art.

View from the kitchen

Gunter showed me the breakfast room, ‘communal kitchen’, where he offered me a welcome drink (I took a beer for rehydration) and my double bed room with table and modern bathroom. The room’s two old, single glass windows lead straight onto the cobble stone laid market square, but fears of traffic noise were unfounded. There is no traffic in Werben,
Germany’s smallest city of 800 souls. The B&B Roter Adler and the old Hanse city of Werben offer a surprising mix of history, nature and calm. I very much recommend this place.

The room, bathroom, welcome drink and generous breakfast cost €30 (for one person, please pay in cash). I even could fill my thermo with tea for the next 170km stage of my bike ride.

Pension Roter Adler

Pension am Markt Roter Adler
Margret und Gunter Zwinzscher
Marktplatz 13, 39615 Hansestadt Werben (Elbe)
Tel.: +49 (0)39393 / 910 44



Ameron Hotel Spreebogen Berlin

IITM_SY__20150523_161453_HDR A modern, well equipped hotel, superbly located hotel right on the river Spree, next to Germany’s Interior Ministry. The hotel looks better on the inside than on the outside. I was lucky to have sixth floor room in the quiet west wing, directly overlooking the river Spree and Old Moabit.

Reception staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming, though I wasn’t as impressed with the waiters at breakfast.

The hotel, which is about a mile from Berlin’s main railway station and parliament, provides hire bikes and bike parking stands right at the main entrance, plus many more covered bike parking stands IITM_SY__20150523_161757_HDRbetween the two wings of the building, right by the kitchen door, which receptionist considered a safe place.

The hotel staff provided me with instructions to connect to their free wifi, even before asking. The wifi connection was reliable and fast. However, the door locks are old fashioned, heavy keys.

Reserving through HRS I paid €98 (all major cards accepted) for a one night weekend rate including breakfast.

IITM_SY__20150523_155414_HDRAmeron Hotel Abion, Spreebogen, Berlin
Alt Moabit 99, 10559, Berlin
Tel. 030 399200