Spring departure of the SAAB friends Thuringia

Report: Wolfgang, pictures: Saab friends Thuringia

At the 30.04.17 it was time again. For now 8. Once the Thuringian Saabfans met and again there was a round trip. This time the tour led through the Saale-Holzland-Kreis.

Spring departure of the Saab friends Thuringia

We were 46 people, including 8 kids and 25 vehicles. A new participant record! On the exit were mainly vehicles of the last and penultimate generation of the 9-3 and the penultimate generation of 9-5, but also 9000er and 900er of the first generation.

Especially about the participation of Mark von saabblog.net Everyone was very pleased with the project car "Paul". It has become a great car. The starting point was the straw dairy of the agricultural cooperative "Wöllmisse"In Gernewitz near Stadtroda. With great interest you could look at the local Strohatelier.

Everyone was amazed at what straw can do and build. Here we also learned that on 10. and 11. June, the so popular straw festival takes place. For one and the other, that was just one reason to note in the calendar.

With drinks and with the Mark and his wife home-baked muffins with Saabfähnchen the day went off well. Of course, interesting conversations about our Saabs were part of it.

Shortly after 11.00 clock we "started". In bright sunshine, the vehicle snake started moving. With uncharacteristic moderate speed for our cars, we set off on the winding route towards Rausdorf.

After only a quarter of an hour, there was the first stop and a great surprise for the children. We arrived in the small village Untergneus to the wildlife enclosure. Although they were not moose, it was great fun for the kids to feed the deer, roe deer and goats.

Not bad was a group of locals who were in the process of preparing to set the maypole when our 25 non-ordinary vehicles meandered through the small village.

The next 40 Km went through a beautiful landscape. Mountains, valleys, small dreamy villages, curves over curves, green forests and fields with blooming rapeseed formed a great backdrop for our tour.

About Geisenhain, Wolfersdorf and dry Born we drove to Seitenroda. What a sight. On top of the mountain the Leuchtenburg. From there it went steeply downhill towards Kahla but then immediately uphill towards Neustadt.

The goal of our trip was Orlamünde. Arrived high up on the mountain, we visited together a historic Kemenate. A guided tour by a member of the local castle club made us with the building from the 12. Century familiar. Today it is a farmer's museum with many devices, facilities and exhibits from the region, which were presented in a loving way.

On the Kemenate castle festivals, jousting games or on the day of our tour celebrations for the Walpurgis Night take place regularly. The conclusion of our meeting was a common meal in the mountain restaurant "recovery" in the early afternoon.

With good food, of course with Thuringian dumplings, we sat together comfortably and exchanged our saabigen experiences. As a surprise, there was a bottle of "Schwedenpils" affectionately for every Saab pilot and Thomas and his wife with Saablogo.

Unique was the view through the Saale valley. Everyone agreed that it was a great day. The participants from Gotha to Dresden, from Schleiz to Bad Lausick are now looking forward to the autumn departure of Saabfreunde Thüringen.

7 thoughts too "Spring departure of the SAAB friends Thuringia"

  • 8. May 2017 at 11: 07 AM

    Thank you for your participation in the successful SAAB-Aus "flug".
    Great pictures give an impression of an eventful day. Great that even "Paul" was there! Finally he was able to show himself live!

  • 8. May 2017 at 11: 16 AM

    Nice pictures for the start of the week ...

    After an identical 900 turbo coupe (cover picture) I turned my neck at the beginning of the 90er on a sunny Swedish country road. That works today. A beautiful car!

    Paul was really in good company.

  • 8. May 2017 at 3: 45 PM

    ... in the very BEST society !!

    • 8. May 2017 at 5: 21 PM

      Hello EF moose,

      I used to live in Berlin-Tempelhof? A nice, younger SAABriolet 9-3 driven? Possibly. we would know each other from the hallway. At that time I had a silver 9-3 I, unfortunately with 4 doors and without turbo. Was still good ...

      • 9. May 2017 at 5: 04 PM

        Hello Herbert, how do you come to it, so actually I have only once 983 / 84 involuntarily 18 months in Berlin Schöneweide "used" ....
        EF stands for Erfurt, where he worked in the SAAB center 23 years as a master - maybe you were there with your SAAB!?!?

  • 10. May 2017 at 5: 16 PM

    I come to that because there was a W-Lan name F-moose in the house. After removal of the SAAB Cabriolet driver also disappeared this W-Lan network. EF elk and F moose, so it would have fit and we know each other. Hence my curiosity. But it is not like that. Thanks for the answer.

    Greetings to Erfurt

  • 11. May 2017 at 12: 34 PM

    Thank you to all the organizers for this wonderful excursion.
    Top organized!
    Thank you for all your efforts.
    I will definitely be back next time.

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