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#1 AB45

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

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Everything started in 2013.
Russia?
The Russian enclave Kaliningrad was the destination. To be more precise, Königsberg in East Prussia.
We 10 Germans from all over Germany, dares us in Berlin.
From where our 1000 km trip started.
Some of us had German uniforms with us to celebrate the end of the war with the Russians on May 9th. So we drove over the old Reichsstraße 1, through Poland to the east. Poland is a beautiful country. Blooming fields, well-developed roads. The highway just before the Russian border on which we drove was new. I was curious what to expect in Russia.
We were much more tense when we reached the Russian border.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:19 PM

The Russian border.
At the border stood only Russian and Polish cars. And we with 4 cars from Germany. Outnumber older VW Passat. I also noticed that the doors on the vehicles went by themselves.
No Russian customs officer had long questions.
After 1 hour we were over it.
What I saw, I did not really expect
No blooming fields, wild meadows in flames. Highway ???
That was the Reichsstraße 1 of 1945! Old concrete slabs! A few old blasted bridge parts, probably also from 1945. Let me shiver.
 
 

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

We reach Königsberg.
The house we stayed in

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

Our souvenirs.
Schnapps, canned peas and sausages and chocolate kola. Peas with sausages and Schokacola know the Russians even from the Wehrmacht.

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Our sleeping places.

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

The collecting room of our host. Which is still a book author and has written a book about Kaliningrad.

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:57 PM

Wehrmacht

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:24 AM

Good story... tell us more!

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:56 AM

Day two. We visit the ( Kurische Nehrung ) Curonian Spit. Today nature reserve.

 

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:03 AM

:)

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:15 AM

Stand for amber, with a very special sign.
"Everyone is hanged here who steals amber from the Teutonic Order"

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:29 AM

We visit the old bathing and health resort "Rauschen"

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

"Rauschen"

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

These are some great photos! Thanks for posting these! Are there more?



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:40 PM

These are some great photos! Thanks for posting these! Are there more?

Hello Dave.
Yes, there are more pictures. Many from May 9th. Also, I will tell you why we were allowed to get to know the Russian military, the FSB secret service and the Russian police  :D


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:15 AM

8th of May. We drive to Fort number 5 and look at the preparations for the 9th of May.

 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:18 AM

:)

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:22 AM

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:30 AM

:blink:

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

Note the MG. That MG operates with gas. To recognize the covered hose. Very loud.

 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:13 PM

What a great trip, thanks for sharing it!



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:50 PM

The assault rifle of Serge. A groundfind. Some parts have been replaced.

 

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:54 PM

Now we know where our peas have stayed with sausages  :D

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

May 9th
Start the fight. Our sergeant A.D. lets start. German orders sweep across the square.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:38 PM

The positions are taken.

 

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