Bremerhaven - April 29 - May 4, 2002 - Page 1
|"It has been more than 35 years since I visited Bremerhaven. I knew things had changed by visiting the Karl's Korner web site, but I was still surprised at what I saw.
I took the ferry from Blexen across the Wesser and departed in Bremerhaven "Mitte". One thing I noticed during the crossing was the power wind mills that dotted the coast just south of the city. I learned later that there are a great number of these wind mills scattered everywhere along the coast and inland . Just before docking I tried to recognize the skyline, but there were two very prominent high rises along the dike that certainly weren't there in the '60's.
It was a short drive to the Hotel Naber, where I was met with construction. The whole front plaza (Theodor-Heuss Platz) was being redone just where I thought I'd have a place to park. As it turned out, there were a few parking places made available for hotel guests. Bremerhaven is celebrating its 175 anniversary and they are really sprucing up the city.
During my tour of duty I never ventured inside this hotel, I always thought it was for officers only and was off limits to us enlisted guys. It is, of course, an old hotel, but very well kept. They still use room keys! (not the credit card-like access). I had several meals there and the food was excellent!. The room cost included breakfast and it wasn't just a continental breakfast, but a full blown buffet."