Weekend in Stralsund02 Apr 2006
We spent the weekend in Stralsund, at the Hansedom, a spa and wellness park with adjoining hotel. The weekend was a my birthday present from my family, including a fitness test defining in numbers exactly how unfit I am. Christopher enjoyed the water park with 3 slides so much that we went twice. We were very happy with the hotel (price includes the water park and fitness center), and now that the Autobahn A20 is complete we can reach Stralsund in just 2 hours.
We spent the evening in the old city and harbor, admiring the view of the half-finished and controversial Rügenbrücke, which we were sure my father, the retired highway engineer, would have very much enjoyed. Before heading home today we crossed over to Rügen and checked out the resort town of Binz just long enough to buy and ice cream, take a quick walk on the beach, and be able to claim that we've been there.
And the weather was even mostly pleasant, unlike what we had been warned. It was a good weekend.