Magdeburg was our regular overnight stop on our journeys to and from Poland. Stellplatz was the German equivalent on the French aire and the Magdeburg stellplatz was on the banks of the River Elbe, fifteen minutes walk from the shops and restaurants. Our favourite restaurant was Hyaku Mizu, an Asian fusion restaurant. The food seemed expensive at €30 a head – especially after Polish prices – but everything was of the highest quality.
The following night we stopped in the Netherlands at a marina near Venlo and, after battling through heavy traffic we arrived in Calais the next afternoon. We stayed that night at the car park at Cité d’Europe, did some shopping in Carrefours and had a meal. We took Eurotunnel the following morning.