Timberwolves Europe 2013, WWII Footsteps from Aachen to Koln. Part I. 7 May.

[Categories: TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, EUROPE, WWII]

[UPDATE: Galleries were out of sync. Fixed. Sorry.]

(See previous posts for what this tour is about.) (As always, click on photos to enlarge or play movie.)

As it is Friday 10 May let’s see if I can get photos posted for Tuesday 7 May. Hopefully you have seen the video sampler included here:

Timberwolves Europe 2013, WWII Footsteps from Aachen to Koln. 7 May sampler.

As noted in the sampler we are invited to visit this fabulous, hundreds year-old mill that is the residence of German couple Mareike and Peter, called Frenzer Muhle. (If the link doesn’t work for your browser google Frenzer Muhle and select ‘translate page’ by the appropriate link.)

After breakfast in the morning we leave Aachen and are guided by commentary from local historian Albert Trostorf. One of our first stops is to see ‘dragon teeth’.

As mentioned in the sampler post dragon’s teeth to this day can stop a tank from driving through. The reinforced concrete goes 2 meters into the earth. The teeth pathways were 4-5 rows deep and miles long. Allied solution? Cover them with dirt where you want to cross!

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Towards the Frenzer Muhle, past a ‘friendly fire’ incident in Weisweiler that could have killed Nancy’s father:

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The Old Mill at last. Mareike and Peter are the newest owners.

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Gotta’ run!

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About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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