On October 9th, 2021, we went to Lübben, Germany and stayed until October 22nd 2021 to visit our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. Lübben (Spreewald) is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.

We flew with Lufthansa. Travel was fraught with difficulties. We needed to register with the German authorities, but I could not because Lufthansa had made my name into one-word Sherrylynn instead of Sherry. Lufthansa said they could not change it. This caused me a great deal of difficulty registering with the German health authority because I didn’t have a matching name. The German health authority notice says that we could end this quarantine if we test negative within a certain period. In the English language to end something means you must have begun it. Guessing they may have used Google translate. This caused another anxious day or two trying to figure this one out. We didn’t need to quarantine, we are triple vaccinated. Lufthansa kept changing the flight times and gates. One of the papers said departure was on the 21st of October and another one on the 22nd. Apparently the 21 was the year. It was not clear to me; consequently, I under booked by one day for both the car rental and the hotel and had to correct that while in Germany. I’ll cover Corvid test issues in future posts.

We rented a nice little ground floor apartment at Adebarsoase Adebars Oasis – Accommodation: Oasis 1 (adebarsoase.de). The garden in the back leads to fields and the river Hauptspree. There was mist and frost there on the first morning.

First of many posts on Germany.

31 thoughts on “Lübben

  1. rosemaylily2014 2021-10-31 / 6:25 am

    I always love German posts – it is one of our favourite places. On our last trip overseas in May 2019 we stayed for 6 nights in Mainz along the Rhine. I’ve learnt German at evening classes for the past 10 years so always love the chance to practice. So glad you managed to negotiate all the new travel requirements – it must have been very stressful but looks like you had a wonderful trip in the end 🙂


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-31 / 6:30 am

      I know more French than German. I’d like to see West Germany someday. Only the travel part was stressful. The rest was lovely.

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      • rosemaylily2014 2021-10-31 / 6:33 am

        It must have been well worth it too to see you family. We’ve been to Berlin a couple of times too and did a day trip to Leipzig from there. Have actually done quite a few trips to Germany over the years. The old east definitely has different feel than the west. I also studied French for quite a few years at school then some at uni – I actually enjoy both French and German which many people find unusual!

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        • Sherry Felix 2021-10-31 / 6:39 am

          That is cool. I would like to visit some other wildlife areas abroad. I am interested in nature, so I don’t focus on visiting urban places. My next trip will involve more nature. I will wait another year or so.

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          • rosemaylily2014 2021-10-31 / 6:43 am

            Yes certainly the big cities can be very crowded. There are some beautiful nature areas in Germany – woods, rivers, forests and mountains etc. Hopefully travel will be a little easier in a year or so fingers crossed.

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  2. Eunice 2021-10-27 / 2:37 pm

    Lovely photos, I particularly like nos. 2 and 5 🙂


  3. I. J. Khanewala 2021-10-27 / 4:31 am

    October is such a lovely time in Germany. I miss it. Thank you for the photos


  4. derrickjknight 2021-10-26 / 4:21 am

    What a business, Sherry. Nevertheless you produced some good atmospheric images


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-26 / 4:56 am

      Thanks Derrick. I only worked on them a little. I am not an expert world traveler, and the pandemic does add extra complications.

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      • derrickjknight 2021-10-26 / 5:11 am

        I had that problem re identification some years ago with Flybe listing my surname as JohnKnight.


  5. picpholio 2021-10-26 / 4:12 am

    Traveling in times of Covid is not easy…. Great pictures. I hope the problems didn’t disturb your visite to your son and dauhgter-in-law.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-26 / 4:53 am

      The problems are minor but time consuming. The usual is a day or two for travel preparations. This one took 6 days of prep. All forgotten during the visit. We had a wonderful time with our family.


  6. Vicki 2021-10-25 / 7:21 pm

    Wonderful series of images. I’ll look forward to more of Germany and your travels.

    Sorry to hear about the travel complications, but I imagine, with increased scrutiny in international travel, you might be one of many to get bookings to go awry.

    In Australia, we write the date 26/10/21, but when blogging, I type 26th October 2021 to cover all those international variations. But when you just have a small block (e.g. DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY) it can be frustrating.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-25 / 7:48 pm

      Thanks Vicki. They wrote Oct21. In my mind that is October 21st. Not October 2021.

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  7. mvschulze 2021-10-25 / 6:10 pm

    Wow! Great pictures, but quite a hassle traveling. Hoping we may return to a better “normal” than what we have so far. M 🙂


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-25 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks Tom. Hope we all get to see the end of the pandemic soon.


  8. Sue 2021-10-25 / 5:11 pm

    Lovely images with the morning mist and frost


  9. Dan Antion 2021-10-25 / 5:01 pm

    It looks like a very pretty area. Sorry for the travel confusion.


  10. Lookoom 2021-10-25 / 4:29 pm

    The frost and mist add a little mystery to the photos. I also had difficulties with the newregistration process when I travelled to Italy and Greece this month. Plus the fact that it is difficult to see how efficient they are.


      • Lookoom 2021-10-25 / 7:52 pm

        This is true, but the most important thing is to be able to travel again and safely if possible.

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  11. Jet Eliot 2021-10-25 / 4:25 pm

    Your photos of Lubben are exquisite, Sherry. Travel right now is fraught with setbacks, everything is so complicated. But I’m glad you were able to visit your son and family, and get there and home safely. Really enjoyed seeing the stork nest, the beautiful rural images, and look forward to seeing more from your Germany adventure.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-10-25 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Jet, I always appreciate your comments. It is a relief to be home. It isn’t over. NYS wants us to get yet another post travel Corvid test.


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