Category Archives: Deutschland

Berlin – Stone Brewing – The Second of Two November Days

With the day to ourselves, Hector was able to plan accordingly. We headed down the hill from Ibis Mitte to Alexanderplatz passing the Berlin Hofbräuhaus, the plan was to rendezvous here with Steve and Louise later. Firstly Marg had to … Continue reading

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Berlin – Bräuerei Vagabund – The First of Two November Days

In recent years, those who have been fortunate enough to work at a certain Independent School in the West of Scotland have enjoyed an ad hoc Holiday in the middle of November. In November there are no Bank or Other … Continue reading

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Forchheim – The Greif Bockbieranstich

The plan for today was simple: visit the Brauerei Ausschanks in Forchheim then go to Hirchaid for the Bock which was superb last year. Steve might even join us if his flight was on time. It was Lunchtime when we … Continue reading

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Bamberg – via Nürnberg – The Löwenbräu Bockbier Tapping 2016

It’s a long way from Glasgow to Bamberg no matter which mode of transport one uses in terms of time taken. Last year Dr. Stan and I did the Marathon Trek with Eurostar, nights in Brussel and Düsseldorf. Mr. O’Leary … Continue reading

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Buttenheim – The Löwenbräu Bockbier Tapping 2015

As the Bamberg Blog entries have recorded, Hector is no stranger to Bamberg  and Bockbier. However, due to the restraints of employment, only those Bocks which had been tapped by Mid-October were sampled, though Dr. Stan and Hector did return … Continue reading

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München – Oktoberfest 2015 – Mittwoch

This is Hector’s Version, and he’s sticking with it. Hector has been t’Oktoberfest twice, both times during the Glasgow September Weekend, full price flights, rip-off hotel prices in München. Lord Clive of Crawley has been the only Ever-present. When Jonathan … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 6 – Wuppertal, Duisburg & Düsseldorf

The day began with Curry-Heute at Almas Indisches Spezialitätenrestaurant. As promised, Kenny was the Co-Diner, Quality Curry. Was that a Greggs Baker we passed? The timing was perfect for the 13.00 Rendezvous at the Hauptbahnhof, except for Dr. Stan who … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 5 – Düsseldorf & Ratingen

G-RAF  T-Shirt Day With a Late Night Curry, even The Hector felt like a change of Diet-Heute. However, this did not prevent a Reconnaissance Walk to establish the veracity of the location of a found address. Tomorrow’s, Brunch. With Dr. … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 4 – Düsseldorf

The DB App insisted our train from Soest was cancelled yet it was still showing on the board. A change of designation. We arrived in Düsseldorf on schedule in the early afternoon. The Ibis City behind the Hauptbahnhof is always … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 3 – Soest / Möhnesee – In Memory of 617 Squadron

Today The Five would become Six. Jonathan had previously predicted he would join us en route on the Train to Soest. In the end he had miscalculated. At Flughafen Düsseldorf we were straining to see him on the Platform. The … Continue reading

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