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You may have seen this castle and the king’s statue in my previous post from this Sand World festival in Lübeck-Travemünde, taken in year 2005. Here I wanted to give you a chance to have a closer look at its details.
Each year the festival had a special theme:

2002: Lübeck's medieval history as Queen of the Hanseatic League
2003: Wonders of the world and wonder worlds
2004: Myth Olympia
2005: Fabulous & Fairy Tale Kingdom
2006: Free the arena!
2007: Time travel

Unfortunately, it seems both festivals I mentioned in my previous post “Sand World” and “Ice World” are the thing of the past. It illustrates again what I mentioned here so many times, that we travel not only in space but also in time. That is one of the reasons why I believe TrekEarth gallery is so valuable even though there are plenty of maybe better photos available for free online. I found the following information on the German Wikipedia (

The Sand World was a sand sculpture festival in Germany. It took place for the first time from July 12th to September 1st 2002 in Lübeck-Travemünde. On an area of around 10,000 square meters, 450,000 visitors viewed the sand sculptures on the Priwall beach. The sculptures were up to ten meters high. The team comprised around 75 sculptors. Various tools were used, from paintbrushes to trowels. The sand did not come from the Baltic Sea, as the grains are too round here, but from the Meuse River. Sand World 2007 was the last of its kind. The number of visitors - not least due to the rainy summer - fell well short of expectations at around 140,000. The sister project Ice World, in which sculptures were made from ice, also failed to reach the target number of visitors in 2006/2007 and has therefore not taken place since then.

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