Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tidbits : The Schlei / Slien


The Schlei (in german) or Slien (in danish) is the most southern fjord in northern Europe; it stretches for approximately 20 miles from the Baltic Sea along the small cities of Kappeln (the featuring city in the german TV series of "der Landarzt") and Arnis (the smallest city in Germany with about 300 inhabitants) to the city of Schleswig in northern Germany. An important viking settlement, called Hedeby, was located at the head of the fjord, but was later abandoned in favor of the city of Schleswig. There is now a beautiful museum at Hedeby (danish) or Haithabu (german) showing how this viking settlement was built; with rebuild viking houses, real found relicts, lots of information, and the yearly viking days. Two years ago they found an abandoned viking ship in the Schlei just in front of us when the water was very low; archaeologists took it piece for piece away and rebuild it in the museum.

We are living along the Schlei just after Arnis. Although it's not the best time of the year for pictures of the Schlei, I took some because the weather was so bright this morning.

10 comments:

Sigmosaics said...

gorgeous photo's .. it looks so tranquil there! An interesting and historic area you are living in :D

ingermaaike said...

Fantastic view!

Star of the East said...

You live in a beautiful place!!

Littlellama said...

So beautiful!!

creationsbyeve said...

The view looks so great!And I would love to visit the museum :)

dindi said...

It looks so beautiful there. Great pictures!

Swiedebie said...

What a beautiful place! Great pictures taken, P8.

Anna+Lila said...

such an interesting place you live!

jealousydesign said...

so peaceful and lovely!

glasfaden said...

Oh, it's such a poetical place!! Lucky you, P8!!