The Uhrenland trip.
The first stop was in the south of Sweden where me and Eva
visit some friends. The landscape is really something down there.
The weather looks good for a midsummer party as we call it.
Then the fun was over just before noon, the rain was here.
But I was dressed for the mission. :-)))
So when we have got 50 mm (2") rain in 3 hours we decide the party will
be inside the house and the will be no dancing around the tree.
We was a nice bunch of friends, people from France, Germany, Vietnam
and of courses a few Swede´s too. :-)))
Unfortunately then I got drunk, so I haven´t more pics from the party. :-)))
Next day the weather was a little better and we go down to the town Simrishamn.
Later this day we was out and look at Glimmingehus, unfortunately
they was goin to close for the day so I have to get a few quick ones
before they kick us out.
It´s a awesome old building.
A great outside views.
And some of the stuff they use at that time.
If you like to read more about it, just visit their website at:
This was more than I could take, when the old ones have to lock
their wheels I have to leave the country.
So we went to Denmark over the bridge.
At the boat to Germany I see this one. It´s not every day you see it with
a matcing Skibox.
Next stop was in Röbel/Muritz and here we got a great little hotel.
The German pertection, a little local chocolate at the top of the bed. :-)))
Then we have to look at the little town.
You can still see the old houses from the DDR era.
Then back to the hotel that was half way out in the harbour.
So a couple of german beers before we hit the bed.
Next stop was in Lübben, another little town we have to check out and get
It´s a nice clean little silent town.
Of course, we need some German specialties after the dinner. :-)))
Now there is only 9 kilometers left to the goal and we are 1250 kilometers from home.
And the landscape is so nice and beauty.
Now we are very close.
So we check out the town and take a stroll.
Of course there is watches in Glashütte.
Huuh, if I live here I need to get a gardener. :-)))
Ok we now have found it, so we go back to a little town named Pirna and
get a hotel and get some sleep so we can go back tomorrow.
The small towns looks really the same.
I feel real safe when this one was parked outside our hotel. :-)))
And here they are really careful, protections when they made popcorn. :-)))
The Stadtkirche, St Marien Pirna.
And some traditional wood works.
So now we going back to Glashütte again.
Nomos is a company from here too.
I have to visit Lange & Söhne too, but they stop me at their desk.
I shoot a few ones inside.
Ask the girl for a catalog and she get me one.
When we was goin to leave I just remember it have start raining and as a gift from the
heaven did I see a couple of Lange umbrellas and ask if I can take one?
No, she said it´s only for the customers.
I say, please it´s raining.
The next girl say, ok just get one.
Thanks I say and get out in the rain.
My friend says, shouldn´t you fell out the umbrella it´s raining we get wet?
I reply, are you crazy? This is a collectors item and it have not to get wet. :-))))
He just shake his head and think, that guy will never stop to amaze me.:-)))
So here we are, now we have to go inside and take a look.
I´ve hear Dr Frank Müller not was in the house, so I borrow his parking space. :-)))
Here is our excellent guide Mr Michael Hammer in the middle of the helpful
girls at the desk.
Then the pics have to speaks for themslefs.
And some of the collection.
After the showroom we are going to the Urenmuseum Glashütte and get the
complete historical story of the watchmaking in Glashütte.
There was a lot of things to look at and here is how it all starts.
It starts in cole mines and then Mr Lange start making watches.
Following pics will show a lot of historical things and tools from
the watch industry. Just enjoy the rare things here.
So now it´s time to get into the Glashütte Orginal factory.
The quality control.
A plate before the finish work.
Here is a lot of handmade parts in the assembling.
Checking out the small parts in a microscope.
The smallest screws GO are made.
The rotor and all the parts.
A bunch of balance wheels.
Hand polishing the swannecks.
One of the engravers.
The final work. No one looks exactly the same because they are handmade.
One of the watchmakers.
So there we was finished with the factory trip and I will just send my greetings
to the Glashütte Orginal team and send a thanks to Mr Michael Hammer for
the interesting and proffessional tour he give us. The Glashütte Orginal team
just made our day and give us a great memory and a little more knowledge to
take with us home about the watches and the company.
Now we have to get some rest so we find a great hotel in Güstrow.
I just love the watch checking mirrors they got a the toilet. :-))
A regular check at the city.
The we found a nice little watch dealer.
With the right stuff in the window.
And some Breitlings.
Then we have to get a few beers.
Later I have to visit the toilet and found this.
A strange way to get the things where you want it, or maybe a new way
to sell more beers because you have to made a few more goals. :-)))
When you hit the ball so did it jump into the goal. :-))))
Germans, germans what can I say?
Now I´m convinced, so I will get back to Sweden so soon as possible.
I hope you find this little trip I´ve made interesting and it have enjoyed you.