Catching up with last week: T like Tönning

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This is the last letter for the week and I am glad to have caught up with you all. I hope you are not tired having to look at yet another small place in North Germany.

This time I will take you to Tönning. Remember, with the letter ‘E’ I showed you the Eidersperrwerk, and when you go inland from there you will find Tönning, a small town with a nice harbour at the mouth of the river Eider.

These days Tönning is just another small place at the North Sea, trying to survive on tourism. It is nice to spend an afternoon at the harbour, having a coffee or a meal at one of the nice restaurants and cafés, watching people pass.

At one time Tönning had a shipyard and  was quite lively and known in the North. These days are over, but I included some pictures of signs I found on my walk through Tönning.

You will also find a picture showing you the floodgates that will close when the storms are pressing the waters inland.

Sunday afternoon trip to Tönning

We took a car ride on the Eider-peninsular today and ended up in Tönning where we were having these phantastic ‘Windbeutel’ (creamy puffs according to my dictionary) for our Sunday coffee and cake. And, believe it or not, we were sitting outside in the sun, wearing our warm coats but enjoying sun on our faces. Spring is on it’s way and I love it!!!

Windbeutel with fresh cream and warm cherries - delicious!!
Windbeutel with fresh cream and warm cherries – delicious!!

 

 

Cafés and restaurants facing the harbour in Tönning
Cafés and restaurants facing the harbour in Tönning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tönning is a small place  at the river Eider, close to where it flows into the North Sea, It is an old town and at one time especially it’s harbour was of some importance. There was a castle which has been destroyed and quite a big shipyard. These days it is a quiet, but still very nice place, which is popular with tourists in summer.

 

The harbour as it used to be
The harbour as it used to be

 

 

The shipyard which doesn't exist any more
The shipyard which doesn’t exist any more