Although we were staying only four miles from downtown Waren, it seemed that we were way out in the countryside because the city ends abruptly after about one mile, and from thereon we were traveling through forest and farmland. We liked Waren a lot. It was small enough to walk from end to end, and it had a really friendly feel to it, although it catered to tourists in large measure. Many people were there to enjoy the surrounding lakes and the Müritz Nationalpark.

One of several pedestrian streets

One of several pedestrian streets

Tourists ad locals alike love to eat outdoors so there are many outdoor cafes.

Tourists and locals alike love to eat outdoors, so there are many outdoor cafes.

These barriers are quite effective in keeping cars out of the pedestrian areas.

These barriers are quite effective in keeping cars out of the pedestrian areas.

The town was really spick and span. Everyone seems to do his part.

Clean it shall be.

Clean it shall be.

Just look at the variety of materials used to pave the street and sidewalk.

Just look at the variety of materials used to pave the street and sidewalk.

We passed many a fine half-timbered buildings.

We passed many a fine half-timbered building.

A fine place

A creaky looking place

Timbers are held together with wooden pegs.

Timbers are held together with wooden pegs.

Nicely restored. Old beams partially replaced with new.

Nicely restored. Old beams partially replaced with new.

In need of some work

In need of some work

a fine brick church

A grand brick church

Inside restored

Inside restored

Tile pattern

Tile pattern

Church heating system was gas fired.

Church heating system was gas fired.

Hymnals

Hymnals

Fine use of slate.

Artistic use of slate.

Another survivor of the bad times

Another survivor of the bad times

Some work still remaining

Some work still remaining. Just you wait.

We were ready for lunch. Eva found just the place, the Ratskeller (city hall) cafe. Outside on the main plaza they served us lunch in Sandkorbs, the kind one sits in at the beach to protect against rain and wind. Well, we had rain and chill while we ate and felt perfectly well protected.

Attractive logo

Attractive logo

Eva in the Sandkorb

Eva in the Sandkorb

Inside the Rathaus near the toilet area was an old radio from DDR days. Looking closely, I could see that most of the stations received were from behind the Iron Curtain.

Radio from communist days

Radio from communist days

Radio from communist days

Marked stations are mostly from behind the Iron Curtain

Another display of cobblestone mastery.

Another display of cobblestone mastery.

Even the manhole covers are attractive.

Even the manhole covers are attractive.

Now I’m going to stroll the streets and take a few photos without any commentary or captions. We’ll let them stand on their own as best they can.

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Zum Wohl (to your health)

Zum Wohl (to your health)

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