Bike Tour for Peace: 7th May to 16th August 2020 from Paris to Hiroshima

DIE GROSSE FRIEDENSRADFAHRT

Internationale Friedens-Radtour vom 7. Mai bis 16. August 2020 von Paris nach Hiroshima anlässlich des 75. Jahrestages der Befreiung Europas vom Faschismus!

 

Friedensradfaht 2009 Paris -Moskau

 

Durchgeführt wird sie vom Verein Bike for Peace and renewable Energies:

https://bikeforpeace.net/

Die Route verläuft durch Frankreich, Deutschland, Polen, Belarus, Russland bis nach Japan.

Nähere Infos bei Peter Kraus: peter@mut-tour.de

Jahre nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg: Nie wieder Krieg, nie wieder Faschismus – Frieden schaffen ohne Waffen

Die Idee der Friedensradfahrt hat eine lange Geschichte. Sie lehnt sich an die über 40-jährige Tradition der Friedensfahrt (Prag – Warschau- Berlin) an, jedoch sind die Teilnehmer keine Leistungssportler. Seit 2006 haben hunderte Menschen aus 15 Nationen mit «Bike for Peace and New Energies» den Sport als Möglichkeit der friedlichen Begegnung von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kulturen und Länder aus Ost und West entdeckt. Frankreich, Luxemburg, Deutschland, Polen, Belarus, Russland und Japan sind ihre Gastgeber.

Bericht von der Jahrestagung in Köln vom 23.-25. November 2018


Wir blicken auf eine friedliche und freundliche Jahrestagung in Köln zurück. Es begann mit einem entspannten Ankunftsabend, den Mitglieder aus Köln unter anderem geographisch und musikalisch mit Klavierbegleitung einstimmten.
Später gab es noch Gitarrenmusik, die uns das mitgliederstark vertretene Ruhrgebiet spendierte. Weiterhin lauschten wir dem aktuellen Bericht von der internationalen Servas-Arbeitstagung (General Assembly), die alle drei Jahre stattfindet.
Diesmal hatte Servas Korea eingeladen. „Bericht von der Jahrestagung in Köln vom 23.-25. November 2018“ weiterlesen

Sentieri Insieme 6.-12. Juli 2018 – ausgebucht

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Pathways together – Gemeinsam unterwegs – Route de l’amitié – Sentieri insieme 2018

Das jährliche internationale Servas-Sommertrekking findet dieses Jahr ab dem 6. Juli 2018 in Bad Hindelang im Allgäu statt.

Freitag, den 6. bis 9. Juli 2018 mit anschließenden Wandertouren in vier Gruppen (versch. Schwierigkeitsgrade) vom 9. bis 12. Juli 2018

Nähere Infos und das Anmeldeformular findet ihr hier: https://servas-sentieri-insieme-2018.de

 

 

Fünf Wochen in Deutschland unterwegs – Ingrids Bericht im Mai 2017

I recently visited Germany and spent five weeks staying with both Servas hosts and in hostels. I stayed with four different Servas hosts in order to better understand what living in Germany is like. I started my trip in Berlin, where I stayed for five nights at a youth hostel. Staying at a hostel gave me exposure to fellow travelers and fellow english speakers. And although I met many interesting people I wasn’t able to practice German, nor did I really get to know the city because I wasn’t spending time with locals.

After Berlin I traveled to Leipzig, a city I found to be charming, historical, and full of music and art city. This was my first week-long Servas stay. I learned way more that I thought possible in such a short period of time about German history, politics, and language. I learned of regional foods (I got my first exposure to Spätzle), and I really got to know my hosts because I was staying with them for a week instead of the standard stay of two days.

After a week in Leipzig I traveled to Stuttgart to spend a week in a small city to the north called Weissach im Tal. I saw the beautiful countryside, learned of Queen Katerina of Baden-Württenberg, ran through the forest, saw some amazing views from the top of several towers, and enjoyed listening to and trying to understand spoken German at a Toastmasters meeting.

The next week I went further south through Höllental to visit Freiburg. Freiburg was on the top of my list to visit because I want to go to University there. It’s beautiful in Freiburg and I loved the plethora of bike paths, lakes, gardens, parks, and the lovely outdoor market. I learned many more German words in Freiburg and also got to try many new types of cheeses, including several French ones, as Freiburg is just a short drive from Colmar. I also learned a very useful and important phrase with my host’s help: „Kann ich bitte die butter haben?“

After Freiburg I went to Munich, a beautiful city with many beautiful parks. I found myself again very happy to stay for an entire week instead of a few days because I had such a wonderful, interesting time there and really got to know my hosts and share many wonderful experiences with them. I walked through old Munich with it’s four gates, went with my host to witness the start of the process some refugees must go through just to find a place to live. I also went to my first beer garden and tried a traditional Bavarian bretzle.

Overall, I’ve had a wonderful month in Germany and I’m so glad I traveled the way I did with extended stays with Servas hosts. Now I know lovely people and have wonderful memories in places all over Germany.

I really enjoyed being able to stay for a week at a time in each city I visited. It meant I was able to really get to know my hosts and the city much more than if I were staying for two days. There is a pressure to do as much as you can if you’ve got a limited amount of time – as two days gives you – but with a week I felt much more free and relaxed to explore, converse, and relax as one ought to when traveling. And to top it all off, I went to Germany to experience the people and culture. I got to see cities as well, but I got much more out of interacting with and learning from people. After all, the people are what makes places special.

Thank you to my hosts and to Servas for making this possible.

Ingrid
May 2017