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#1 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Found this trailer on YT - it introduces my noth hesse home to you. Hope you enjoy!

 

http://youtu.be/AeVr...6TpAQH5pV6-nW4g


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Interesting watching.  Its neat to see the difference in cultures.


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Some very nice country ya got their, thank's for sharing 


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 01:33 PM

Lovely! Which castle is yours? :smilewink:


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 06:06 PM

BEAUTIFUL ! What time should I be there for dinner I hope were having sauerbraten mit kartoffelkloesse thanks for sharing !


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 06:11 PM

Thanks for sharing that! Lots of history over there!


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Danke für den Einblick in Ihre Heimat.

 

Alles Gute!


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Beautiful country. Nice to see that so much of the beauty survived the war.


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 10:54 PM

Enjoyed it a lot. I agree the preservation of all these structures are overwhelming. Here in the US we tear down so much history without a thought of preserving it. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted August 15, 2014 - 12:15 AM

Wow, very pretty. Thank you
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Posted August 15, 2014 - 01:57 AM

I definitely enjoyed traveling through the German cities and small villages during the almost six years my wife and I were stationed there.  We miss the Germans we spent quite a bit of time with and who showed us that the small town way of life in Germany was very similar to their American counterparts. 

 

I also miss the German foods.  While there are many German style restaurants in Michigan, I have yet to find one that comes close to the great food served in the "Mom and Pop" places in Germany.

 

The feeling of history one gets when touring one of the 1500s or older castles and churches there is something that can not be replicated in the US.  The excitement from having the opportunity to see and touch walls that have stood for hundreds of years can be as exciting as getting to drive an 80+ year old garden tractor.


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Posted August 15, 2014 - 03:22 AM

Lovely! Which castle is yours? :smilewink:

 wrong question! it must be: which isn't yours :D


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Posted August 15, 2014 - 03:30 PM

I finally had some time to sit down and really enjoy the video.  Out of all the places I got to visit Germany was not one of them. :(   Although through out my European travels I meet some really neat people from Germany and got to work with the German air force for a short time.  My son was stationed in Germany and has a lot of really neat stories to tell. 

 

Where about in Germany was this taken?  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted August 16, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Hello Bill,

 

Nordhessen (north hesse) it's the region around Kassel, right in the center of germany. And Kassel (population ~ 200 000 peoples) lays straight between Frankfurt and Hanover (this cities are better known, I think).

 

It was "Landgraf Friedrich II. von Hessen-Kassel" who sold his soldiers to the british crown in the North American Independence War. The synonym for this german soldiers was "Hessen".

 

We have three castles in our town, Niedervorschütz is a district of Felsberg, and one of these is shown in the video.

 

Edit: here's a map of the region

 

nordhessen.jpg


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Posted August 16, 2014 - 10:56 AM

One thing that pops right out at me is how impractical a suit of armor is on a tractor. And a cape?? that would just get caught right up in the back tires and drag you backwards off the seat.


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