Today Vincent and Geo and I went to the Strand (beach) in Travemunde. Travemunde actually has an umlaut over the "u", but umlauts are a real pain to put into text with an Amerikanisch computer. Quite literally, Travemunde means "Mouth of the Trave". The Trave is one of two rivers, the other being the Wakenitz, that surround Lübeck. See, Lübeck is actually an island, squished in between the rivers. Here's a pretty picture:
Schleswig-Holstein, the state Lübeck is in, and the red is me.
Anyway. Back to Travemunde. Travemunde is a borough of Lubeck, and it was formed by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, to defend the Trave river. It was later fortified by the Danes, and in 1329 it passed into the possession of the Free City of Lübeck. It's the largest German port on the Baltic Sea, and is home to- this one is for you, Grandma Ree- the oldest lighthouse on the Baltic coast.
I thought it was really funny how the clock tower on the Bahnhof had a really pretty old analog clock, and then big fat numbers underneath it.
The new lighthouse
Geo on the beach
This is Europe.
The public trampoline... we need some of these.
And last but not least... Vincent!