Stuart Cooke has kindly planned the Church Wanderers' next outing to Ratzeburg this Saturday, 14 June.
Meet outside the Reisezentrum at Hamburg Hbf at 10.15 to catch the 10.27 R20 train towards Rostock. Get off at 10.58 in Büchen and change onto the R21 (direction Lübeck) dep.11.10. Arrival time in Ratzeburg 11.29. From the station, take a bus towards the city centre, alighting at Lüneburger Damm where there is a choice of a longer or shorter walk.
The longer route (10 kms) goes around the Großer Küchen See with a stop for a picnic lunch by the Fachauer Mühle and ends up at the cathedral, where there is a new café, the Bischof's Herberge, for K. u. K.
The shorter walk (with the possibility of a boat trip and/or a stroll through the city centre) follows a lakeside path and also ends up at the cathedral. Please bring a picnic lunch and be prepared for some light rain showers.
The journey is part of the HVV network, so if you have a season ticket, please make a point of finding out whether your particular ticket is valid for the Gesamtbereich at weekends or not and whether you can take another person for free. Please let Cicely know by 6pm on Thursday 12 June if you plan to come, including what ticket you have, if any: cicely-hollingsworth (at) t-online.de, tel: 040/86 07 90, mobile: 0162 635 93 98.