Northern Europe June/July 2019 with BMW Motorrad Days.

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  1. Odd Arne

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    As I like to travel alone, I call these trips I do every summer "The Introvert rides again".

    This summer, my wife again granted me two weeks leave to go on a motorbike trip.

    Normally I avoid continental Europe in July and August, for two reasons. Firstly, it's often very hot, between 30 and 40 C is not pleasant in outfit bought for Scandinavian climate, and secondly, it is when most europeans have their summer holidays, making many places very crowded.

    But since one of the objectives of the trip was to attend BMW Motorrad Days in Garmish-Partenkirchen, then I had no choice as to when to go.

    On the route, I will drive through Harz, Kyffhäuser, Kesselbergstrasse that are all well known to MC-riders, I will stay at Bratwursthotel in Germany and a hotel with VW-collection in Poland. Stay tuned!

    Day 1, June 30:

    Just transportation from my Home in Årjäng, Sweden (S) to Oslo, Norway (N) where I will board the ferry Colorline M/S Color Magic to take me to Kiel, Germany (D).


    A lot of bikes to board, and one lady with a "manual" bike:
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    My cabin, a "Color Suite".
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    Whoever came up with the idea that travelling with motorbike shall be uncomfortable?
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    The trip of tha day, as recorded by BMW Connected:
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    View form my cabin:
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    The Introvert rides again, Day 2, July 1. :

    Kiel (D) to Stolberg in Harz (D):

    A day that was relatively eventless. Riding a GSA, the Autobahn is not first choice, so I stick to the Bundesstrassen. They are much more scenic and nice, but it slows one down considerably. Speed limit is 100 km/h, but they go straight through every town and village, one every 7-8 kilometers, and often through farmland with farmers driving tractors. In addition there is a lot of roadwork and detours (umleitung) and even the occasional accident, so it may test your patience sometimes

    For instance, when I was 9 kilometers from my hotel, the road was blocked for roadwork, and I got an umleitung for about 40 km. This being in the Harz-area this would normally be nice riding with curvy roads on nice asphalt, but I was tired after 400km in around +28C so I was unable to fully enjoy the nice road.

    But then I arrive in Stolberg. What a place. This town (that once was former East-Germany (DDR) have survived two world wars and 40 years of communism. Neither acts of war, (it's in a narrow valley where bombs could not reach), nor communistic architects, did anything to change it and it is still authentic with the fachwerk houses.


    DEP Kiel 1013.
    ARR Stolberg im Harz ca 1820.
    Covered distance 409 km.

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    Day 3, July 2. :

    I'm not going very far today. I have booked a room at a very special hotel, more about that later.
    But as I said, travelling on the German Bundesstrassen isn't very fast. But so much more to see.

    My BMW Navigator and I are not always the best of friends. I think it is difficult, it sometimes chooses illogical routes. But today it was all on my sides. I have set it to avoid Autobahn, and so it does. And today it took me to some fantastic curvy roads. After I left the Harz-area, with it's nice MC-roads, it took me over Kyffhäuser-hill. I had never heard about it before, but later I learned that the road over Kyffhaüser is well known to MC-riders. Then I went through Weimar and after that Ilmtal which is also a stretch of roads that follow the terrain. After that came Thüringer Wald with valleys and hills so high they almost deserves to be called mountains.

    One disadvantage of setting the navigator to avoid Autobahn, is that it will lead you straight through city centers instead of the motorway around, and most often you realize too late. So it took me straight through the centers of Weimar and Nürnberg that both seems to be after some kind of world record in showing red lights in every street crossing. Very nice in +28C!

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    Kyffhaüser Strasse:
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    Anyway, after Nürnberg it was just a short ride to Rittersbach where I would find my hotel for the night. The Bratwurst Hotel!

    Now there are theme-hotels and there are theme-hotels. This one really makes the most of it. A few years ago (butcher, sausagemaker) Metzger Klaus Böbel decided to build a new metzgerei. In the old building he opened a hotel witch is dedicated to the (sausage) Bratwurst. Mr. Böbel is a man with professional pride, humour and self Irony, as one can easily see in the pictures.

    Rittersbach where the hotel is situated is a small town of about 20 houses. There are absolutely nothing else to do there for a tourist, than enjoy the bratwurst and beer. There wasn't even mobile telephone coverage! Who would have thought that in the middle of Germany? Fortunately the hotel had perfectly working WiFi.

    DEP Stolberg im Harz: 0948
    ARR Rittersbach: 1800
    Distance covered: 359km

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    My hotelroom with Bratwurst Wallpaper:
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    A bratwurst hanging from the ceiling for a late snack.
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    A Bratwurst cushion:
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    Something to sit on, in the shape of canned Bratwurst:
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    View from the hotel room window:
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    Meat hooks for your clothes:
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    Soap bar in the bathroom:
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    Filet knife as signs to guide you around the hotel:
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    The host, Hr. Böbel in the reception:
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    The restaurant. There was (almost) only wurst in some kind on the menu:
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    Day 4, July 3.:

    Today I'm heading for Garmisch-Partenkirchen where I will stay for a few days for the BMW Motorrad Days. But first I will be enjoying a ride in Bavaria.

    After the breakfast at Bratwursthotel, (guess what was for breakfast), I took off in a day with much more pleasant temperatures than the previous days. It did get up to +28C this day as well, but most of the day it stayed around +22.

    For a while my route followed the touristic route "Romantische Strasse" that take you through beautiful towns and villages, in some it appears as if time stopped one or two hundred years ago.
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    Most of the day was spent on roads in the pleasant foothills of northern Bavaria. South of München the landscape changes an one enters the Alps. And I really enjoy riding in the Alps!

    The navigator was set to take me to Kochel am See, where the legendary Kesselbergstrasse starts (or ends, depending on which direction, of course :-) ) The road is very popular for motorbikes, so popular that the local population and authorities have had enough of excessive speeding and loud HD's with open pipes, so they have closed the road for motorbikes in the weekend, restricted speed limit to 60 km/h and patrol frequently by police. But today is wednesday, so at least its open. A lot of motorbikes and cars on the road!

    After Kessebergstrasse it's only about 40km to my hotel.

    DEP Rittersbach: 0950
    ARR Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 1600
    Distance covered: 287 km

    Breakfast in Bratwursthotel, notice the slice of bratwurst to decorate the coffee mug!:
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    The foothills in northern Bayern
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    Kesselbergstrasse
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    Landscape gets a little bit more photogenic in the alps:
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    And I arrive at the hotel, Hotel Staudacherhof. Chosen because (besides being a very nice hotel) it's 10 minutes walk til city center and 15 minutes walk to Hausberg where BMW Motorrad Days take place. And here I'm gonna stay for the next 4 days:
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    Day 5, July 4. :

    It's still one more day until BMW Motorrad Days opens. The town is already filling up with BMW motorcycles of all kinds. Around 40.000 visitors are expected. Obviously, those who have arrived think the same as me - let's use this fine day before everything begins, and go for a ride in this magnificent landscape.

    After breakfast I mount my bike and take off. From Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Ga-Pa) I head north towards Oberammergau (where the christmas song "Silent Night" supposedly originates from). Just before Oberammergau I turn left for Ettal. Ettal is a valley, or kind of mountain pass. Not very demanding roads, but a narrow valley surrounded by high mountains. It ends at Plansee.

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    Plansee
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    At Plansee I turn left towards Tannheim and then the 6 km long serpentine road dow to Bad Hindelang.

    Tannheim Valley
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    View over Bad Hindelang. In the distant valley to the left is Oberstdorf.
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    Lunch break in Bad Hindelang
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    After lunch I turn back and follow the same route I came for a while. But instead of going back in Ettal, I head for Elmen in Lechtal, where I turn on to a mountain pass that is new to me; Hahntennjoch. Narrow roads, lots of twists and turns on the west side of the summit at 2000 m above sea level. On the east side, going down, the road is wider and not that twisty. The pass road ends in Imst in Austria.

    The serpentines east of Bad Hindelang:
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    Hahntennjoch Pass:
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    A group of British riders I followed for a while:
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    Coming down in the valley at Imst, the temperatures had reached +30C. It could have been time for a short break, but it's to hot. It's cooler to keep going, so I turn northbound for Fernpass. Fernpass is another well known pass for MC-riders. I've never rode it before, and after Hochtennjoch it was kind of an anticlimax. The roads are too wide, the turns are too "kind" and there is a lot of traffic with cars and trucks. But it has a spectacular view of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. I didn't take a picture of it here, though. After Fernpass it is only a short strech back to Ga-Pa and the hotel.



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    DEP Hotell Staudacerhof 0945.
    ARR Hotell Staudacherhof 1546.
    Distance covered 239 km.
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    Day 6, July 5.

    No motorbike riding today!
    Because now I'm off to BMW Motorrad Days!

    For those of you who don't know about this event, it's like to the BMW MC people what Sturgis is to the Harley Davidson owners (only Sturgis is many times bigger.)
    It is an exhibition of new, classic and custom built BMWs, its sale and exhibition of BMW MC parts and accessories, as well av MC clothing, and it is a great party. Located in the heart of Bavaria, it all have a kind of Oktoberfest spirit. BMW MC riders form all around the world come here. BMW MC dealers from all around the world as well, because this is where BMW Motorrad often introduce next years models and other news. At the parking area I saw bikes registered in almost every country in Europe, and even Japanese, Chinese and Australians. And I guess from many more countries I didn't see. At my hotel there are 14 riders from Argentina. They've been on a 10 days tour in the alps, (flew in to München and ride on rented bikes, and end up here for the BMW Motorrad Days.

    For the town of Garmisch-Partenkichen I guess this is one of the largest arrangements, other large events would be the skijumping competitions or worldcup alpine skiing. But this is in the middle of the summer, almost everybody comes on own motorbike, and a lot stay in tents on the events camping.

    As one can expect from Germans, it is all very well organized and thought through, everything runs without problems, there are hardly any no waiting in lines for anything, neither for food, drinks or toilets (or the showers, for those who stay at the camping).

    This day I've just been strolling around the grounds, taking in the impressions, looking at bikes and equipment, having a few beers. It's still hot, about +28, so going for a ride in the Gore-Tex didn't tempt me.
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    Day 7, July 6.

    No motorbike riding today either.
    It's a new hot day, so after breakfast I go back to BMW Motorrad Days and look at everything. Today they have some spactacular stunt-show. After a while I return to the hotel for lunch and to cool off in the swimmingpool.

    Later I will meet with some friends form the Swedish BMW MC-club, 10-15 persons have made their way to GaPa.

    I meet them at 1700, and we go outside the large party tent for some beer. Unter a tarp, luckily, because all of a sudden some really heavy rain showers are thrown upon us. We all go inside the party tent for some more beer and food.

    But I make it a fairly early evening and go back to my hotel. The rain showers ended as sudden as they started, but tomorrow I will start on may way back home and the weather forecast says rain and more pleasant temperatures, around +20C
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    BMW was there wit a special study of what a pickup-truck based on the X7 would be like:
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    Oktoberfest spirit in June:
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    Friends form the Swedish BMW MC Club:
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    Day 8, July 7.

    After yesterdays party I didn't wake up too early. I could hear that t was raining during the night, but when I finally was ready to set off, at around 11 o'clock, the rain had stopped. At least for now. The forecast said rin showers throughout the day. And so it became. Quite intense showers, but they were so local that it only took a few minutes to drive through them.

    From Garmisch-Partenkirchen I headed eastbound and followed Deutsche Alpenstrasse all the way to Berchtesgaden. Deutsche Alpenstrasse is a touristic route, well marked with roadsigns to follow. It does not go up in or across the mountains so much, more or less follows the mountains in the valleys below. It's not particularly demanding to drive, but quite narrow in some places, so I would say that someone with a car and camping trailer may hav som problems here and there. The scenery is always beautiful.

    From Berchtesgaden I continued into Austria to my night-stop in Bad Ischl. The rain showers continued into the evening.

    DEP: Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1048.
    ARR: Bad Ischl 1732.
    Distance covered: 335 km.


    Schliersee:
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    Lenggries:
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    Oberaudorf:
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    And a few pictures from Bad Ischl:
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    Day 9, July 8.

    After breakfast I continue my trip, leavin Hotel Goldener Ochs (The Golden Bull)

    I am going north, but first I will go about 20 kilometers south, to a place a lot of people have on their bucket list. Hallstatt in one of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. I'm not really sure why? Now I've been there, and all I saw was just another alpine village by a lake. Many years ago, someone found a turf of grass with space enough to build a few houses, in between a steep mountain wall and the lake. Now the place is so infested with tourists that the road to and past the place is inside the mountain in tunnels, one cannot see a thing. Available parking is way outside the village, so one have to walk quite a bit, together with japanese, chinese and tourists from all over the world. To do what` Look at some traditional houses and grab a bite to eat and a cup of coffee? As one can do in one of the many other alpine villages that look very much like this, but with less tourists. For sure the place is beautiful, but so are many other places looking very much alike. For instance a place called Traunkirchen just a few kilometers further north. I had never heard about the place, but as you can see from the pictures, a beautiful church on its own island and my guess a just as nice village center.

    Maybe I got a bad impression because of the rainy weather, but my advice is to avoid Hallstatt unless you like to walk in line with tourists, and go for one of the other beautiful nice villages in the area.

    Hallstatt:
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    To be continued!
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    Day 9, July 8. Continued:

    After Hallstatt i headed north. When I left the mountainous Salzkammergut (You know, where Maria von Trapp felt the Hills where alive with the Sound of Music), the landscape changed character, became flat and for the most part farmland. Then, as I approached the border to Czech Republic the hills became higher and on the Czech side of the border almost mountains again, woodcovered.

    If Hallstatt felt like a disappointment to me, then todays destination was definitely no disappointment. The very beautiful town Cesky Krumlow is also on the UNESCO Worldt Heritage list.

    They said that the place was left more or less abandoned during the communist era, but when that ended the town has been revived into a gem of a place. Everything looked clean and tidy, mostly renovated, but with great respect to history and tradition. For sure plenty of tourists here as well, but no sens of being cramped and walking in lines. Car traffic was allowed, but very few actually drove their cars into the center of town.

    From rainy +16C in Salzkammergut, here was sun and +22 pleasant degrees.

    DEP Bad Ischl 1002.
    ARR Cesky Krumlov 1450.
    Distance covered 220 km

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    Day 10, July 9:

    A had a fairly early start. Partly cloudy and + 14, rising to about around +20 during the day. A few raindrops, but nice weather for riding. Today I was continuing northbound, to cross the Czech Republic and cross the border into Poland.

    Most of the land I drove through was pleasant hills and agricultural landscape.

    After I while I arrive in Sedlec! In Sedlec there is a chuch. About 150 years ago a man was asked to tidy up the cemetary. Yhe cemetary was very popular and people treveled from everywhere to bury their loved ones because someone, the crusaders I guess, had brought earth from Jerusalem and spread in this cemetary. Anyway, the guy took the bones from several thousand dead people and ornamented the church with them. And it is still there to be seen. Quite strange, eerie and fascinating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedlec_Ossuary

    From Sedlec I continue northbound over the Sudet Mountains and cross the border into Poland and not far from the border crossing I reach my destination for the day, Karpacz. Crossing the Sudet Mountains means i must over a mountain pass. Not as dramatic as a lot of passes in the Alps, but real enough with curves and turns to get up and down, the highest point at Mala Upa at around 1000 meters above sea level. Karpasz is for the most a ski resort, but also popular in the summer for people who like trekking. Being now in July, it's surprisingly chilly, only +13C. Last time I was here a few years ago, (by car) it was +30C same time of year.

    DEP Cesky Krumlov 0854.
    ARR Karpazc ca. 1600
    Distance covered: 356 km.

    Czech countyside:
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    The Sedlec Ossuary
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    Karpazc near the hotel.
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    Up the Sudety Mountains
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    Day 11, July 10:

    Today I have removed "Avoid Motorways" in the GPS. I'm going to visit the Aunt and Uncle of my Polish wife. My wife hasn't met them for many years and I have never met them. But my wife keep in touch with them by Skype, and today I will visit them. I told them I would just drop by for a cup of coffee, but typically enough for Polish hospitality they serve full lunch. I will go by fast road so it won't get to late. Rhey live in a town called Krotoszyn.

    When I leave Krotoszyn later that afternoon I make a big mistake. I program the GPS to find my hotel for the night. I find the correct hotel name, but unfortunately it is a hotel with the same name as my destination, but i a totally different town. I set off following Garmin and do not realize I drive in wrong direction. I do finally get it right and reprogam the GPS to correct hotel in correct town, but then it ha scaused me a detour of about 200km!


    DEP: Karpazc 0946
    ARR: Znin 2100
    Distance covered: 668 km
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    Day 12, July 11.:

    Today I am going to visit some friends in Olztyn. I thought it wouldn't take very long time to drive there, but the road I had chosen was almost and endless roadwork, as they were constructing motorway. I was invited for dinner and to spend the night in their home. But before bedtime there was time to walk down to the lake and have a couple of beer at a lakeside restaurant.

    DEP Znin: 1033
    ARR Olsztyn: 1507
    Distance covered: 260 km

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    Day 13, July 12.:

    Today I'm really only going to Gdansk, about 2 hours ride from Olsztyn. With plenty of time I decide to go into Olsztyn center and have a look at the old town. It is in one of the old buildings Copernicus worked (the guy who in 1543 figured out that the planets rotate around the sun, and not the sun around earth, much to the dislike of the catholic church).

    After lunch I say goodbye to my friends and head for the next sight to see, the Elblag - Ostroda Canal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbląg_Canal
    Unlike other manmade canals, it not only have locks to lift boats up or down, but also actual lifts/elevators. The canal has no commercial value today, but has recently been renovated for tourism and recreation. The canal starts in Elblag by the Baltic Sea and ends up in Ostroda, 85 km inland. 4 locks and 6 boatlifts raise the boats from sealevel to an elevation of 98.2 meters in Ostroda

    I go to a place called Buczyniec, where one of the lifts are.

    Then I head to a small place just outside Gdansk called Pepowo. I will spend the night in a hotel that is also a VW-museum. The hotel owner is a passionate Volkswagen enthusiast.

    DEP Olsztyn: 1429.
    ARR Pepowo: 1738.
    Distance covered 175 km.

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  17. Odd Arne

    Odd Arne Polarbear Supporter

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    Day 14, July13.:

    Today I'm only going to kill a few hours befor I can board the ferry to take me to Sweden.

    I spent the morning looking at the large collection of VW cars the hotelowner had on the premises. Very impressive, warning for VW overload in the pictures.

    Then I went down to the center of Gdansk for lunch before heading to the ferry. at 1620 the bike was strapped in place on board and I was installed in my cabin. The ferry departs at 1800.


    DEP Pepowo: 1140.
    ARR Polferries (MF Nova Star, fergeleie): 1528
    Distance covered: 45 km.
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  18. Odd Arne

    Odd Arne Polarbear Supporter

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    Day 15, July 14.:

    The last day!

    There are plenty of nice things to see between Nynäshamn/Stockholm and my home Årjäng. But now I just want to go home. After the 18 hours nice voyage, I take shortest way home. Uneventful ride on motorways. Not very fun, but efficient.

    It is great to be on the road but it is always nixe to come home again.

    DEP Nynäshamn: 1228.
    ARR Årjäng: 1721
    Distance covered: 421 km

    To sum it all up:

    Total distance covered: 3.921 km

    Recommended highlights:
    • Stolberg an Harz
    • Bratwursthotel in Ritterberg
    • BMW Motorrad Days 2019 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
    • Bad Ischl/Hallstatt
    • Cesky Krumlow !
    • Sedlec ossuary
    • Karpazc
    • Elblag - Ostroda-kanal med båtheis
    • VW-museum, Galeria Pepowo

    Nice MC-roads covered:
    • Harz
    • Küffhäuserstrasse
    • Ilmtal
    • Thüringer Wald
    • Kesselbergstrasse
    • Ettal (Oberammergau - Plansee)
    • Oberjoch - Hindelang (t/r)
    • Tannheimer Straße
    • Hochtennjoch pass
    • Fernpass
    • Wallgau - Vorderiss
    • Horni Mazow (CZ) - Karpasz (PL)



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  19. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Nice trip. Thanks for posting your ride report.
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  20. aspad

    aspad Empty Suit Supporter

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    Great trip. Thanks for taking us along. Very nice photos.
    As an introvert tell us more about how you were feeling?:rofl
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