Chełmża – a journey in the year 2001
This adventurous journey started with a flight from Hamburg to Poland's north and there to the city of Gdańsk (in German: Danzig) where I rented a car to explore the country by my own – just to act as I think best... And that was very fine: going wherever I liked, at a speed I like, resting when I'm in the mood, enjoying the route to the very special destination – while it was raining very hard. No problem, I had a dry place in the car. And the feeling of breathing freedom is great. In traveling this way a long dreamed dream came true. Walking "Kulmsee", to the roots where long ago an ancestor had come from, a person termed Culmsee cause he had no other family name but came from a place where a "See" (in German / in English: Lake) called Culmsee is placed (@ Kulmerland = Culmer Land = Ziemia chełmińska).
|Jezioro Chełmżyńskie, suburb|
They named him the Culmsee and from now on a new clan was born. –
Just another imaginable true fairy-tale... and onomastics proofs this.
|source: Google Maps|
the first road sign with "Chełmża" on it!
And the sun was shining. From now on the rest of the way wasn't still long. And the way has been the aim to go there...
It was a big pleasure for me!
Maybe some day
You will ENJOY it, too, in travelling there.
In addition to this I added some photographies I took into world wide web onto my homepage's sites:
|skyline of Chełmża|
|the LAKE = der SEE: Jezioro Chełmżyńskie|
Kind regards from Axel Culmsee
who since then is one who in real visited a dream:
the village of Culmsee = Poland's Chełmża,
53°12' N / 18°41' E
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Chełmża photos at Google Maps via Local Guides entries:
Chełmża ultra limited edition stamps by Germany's Postal Administration Office
shown, too, at another subdomain