Fehmarn hiking or seaside sightseeing?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT...To hike or not to hike? That is the question right now....Monday. It is morning. Actually, I have optimisticly planned for a four-hour hike on Via Scandinavica from the north, near Puttgarden, down to the south coast....... I have prepared and found a map for the hiking route on the Jacobswege website and additional information …

Fehmahrn fun, fear and fitness: Siloclimbing and SUP

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard...Ready. Set. Go. Today's program is not for those with a fear of heights or hydrophobia. But it is spot on for everyone who wants outdoor activity with that little extra....Sunday. It is morning. Henrik and I drive towards the harbor, Burgstaaken, close by. The fall weather is cool, but beautiful …

Fehmarn Hafentour cycling and Hof dining

By Marina Aagaard, MFT The day is dedicated to cycling. Rain or not ... Saturday. It is morning. The time is 7:00 and we are sitting by the window in the Strandhotel Bene restaurant. ...Inside it is warm and comfy and there is a delicious breakfast buffet - in my opinion German breakfast buffets are particularly delicious and …

Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …

Top 10 Sightseeing: Guide to Bremerhaven, Germany

By Marina Aagaard, MFT ---  An exciting destination: Bremerhaven, literally Bremens harbor. In northern Germany. At the eastern side of the Weser River mouth. A fairly 'young', medium-sized city with a massive port and an interesting harbour with the slogan: --- Meer Erleben Experience the ocean - and a wordplay - Experience more. The city was first founded …

Hamburg, Germany: Miniatur Wunderland – train spotting

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Model trains? What have they to do with fitness and wellness? Quite a lot. Even if you know nothing about model trains, you will be in high spirits at the Miniatur Wunderland: Germany's most popular attraction ahead of Neuschwanstein castle! I have been in Hamburg countless times, but until this year …

Hamburg, Germany? Well worth a visit or two or three or …

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photo: Henrik Elstrup Was?! Haven't you been to Hamburg, yet??? Recently my husband and I asked a couple of friends if they had been to Hamburg, and they answered "no". This was surprising as we reckoned all Danes had visited Hamburg, the second city of Germany with 5,1 million inhabitants (metropolitan …

Everyday excellent exercise: Stair walking – for fitness, fat loss and fun

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Take the stairs. It is excellent exercise. It is fun; it is an experience, you see the World (buildings) from different angles. Your legs and heart get stronger and stair walking burns lots of calories. Use the stairs in the everyday and when travelling. A 80 kg (~160 lb) person burns …

Fitness wellness trip: Hamburg, Germany.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A holiday speeds up mental and physical recovery, så recently after a hectic september 'fitness season' start in the beginning of october I went on a weekend mini-Holiday in Hamburg once again. No workouts for two days, but plenty of walking exercise and sight-seeing. An interesting city and recommended for a Holiday break. Hamburg, …

Final Cruise Day: Bye-bye Baltic

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Question "A Baltic Cruise, how cool is that?" can now be answered: Super cool! Though weather can be full of surprises, ranging from very hot to very cold, even in summer, and rainy, the sea, cities, sights and social events are not only cool, but also warm, hot and well worth …