We docked at Travemunde - which means mouth of the Trave - our first port of call in Germany. Most of us had already chosen the excursion for our brief stay - not an easy task when you are unfamiliar with the area and there are usually half a dozen to choose from. In the end I opted for Lubeck. I remember the boys' father had been there when he was in the navy in WW2 and chose to see it by boat. Lubeck is a UNESCO heritage town and we travelled the 20 kilometres from the ship by coach. Below is our boat.
Lubeck is a city of spires including the twin towered Holstein Gate, St Mary's and St Peter's churches
We floated past merchant homes, historic granaries, salt storages and warehouses of this once world leading trade city.
Malerwinkel or artist's corner is a peaceful spot
It was always a joy to get back to Braemar for a delicious meal.
In fact the only fly in the ointment was I couldn't use my tablet as the ship - at the time - couldn't access wifi and at one time I was texting our French son in Paris to text
my DIL in UK to text me - as a helpful passenger had deleted her details on my phone.