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Bad Mergentheim

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  • Day52

    Bad Mergentheim Wildpark (II)

    October 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    And a few more photos of the awesome animals.

    Kate has overworked the European Tooth Fairy since she has been here. She has lost three teeth in the last few weeks, so quite possibly can now be included in the rabbit display in lieu of Bugs Bunny.

  • Day52

    Bad Mergentheim Wildpark (I)

    October 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    To provide some relief from the "looking at medieval towns" for the kids, we went to a wildlife park which is only about 30 minutes down the road. It was great to see European animals in a wildlife park which was similar in style to the Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, except that the animals were a lot closer and it wasn't as big.

    We arrived in time to follow a feeding tour, which was great for a couple of reasons... a) as we started out, there were only about 20 people on the tour, and b) the animals were out and about! The downside... it was all spoken in German, so we just had to follow the crowd when they moved on.

    We saw a number of mountain goats with various horn arrangements, and varying states of hairiness, deer, owls, otters, brown bears (AMAZING), lynx, vultures (AMAZING), a pack of 30 or so wolves (AMAZING), wild boar, raccoons and ferrets, and wildcats. The beavers were in hiding, so we missed out on seeing them.

    You were able to walk through the bird enclosures, so we were really close to the birds. The feeding of the vultures was incredible. The birds fly across the enclosure to attack the meat that is being thrown out, to the point where I had to duck as the vulture flew overhead. I had no idea how big they were.

    There were two brown bears who were being fed apples. They had this amazing way of scooping them out of the pond or rock crevice the apple had landed in, and then balanced the apple on the back of their paw like a dinner table and then ate the apple off that.

    The wolves too were incredible. One or two heads popped over the ridge whilst the feeder was introducing them. She then walked through the centre of the flat enclosure area dropping meat out of the bucket, and within seconds the entire pack had materialised as if from nowhere. It was quite magical.

    The kids got to go into the enclosure to feed the goats and we were also able to feed the deer, until the buck decided feeding time was over and chased them all away!

    I am not sure if it was the opportunity to see new animals that I haven't seen before, but certainly the closeness to the animals combined with the lack of people, but I would go so far as to say that this was the best zoo we have ever been to!
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  • Day3

    Day 3: Mostly through the forest.....

    July 10, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Von Lauda nach Igersheim:

    Die heutige Etappe startet bei grauem Himmel mit dem "Aufstieg" zu den Weinbergen von Beckstein. Kurz darauf ist auch der Nachbarort durchquert und der Main-Donau-Wanderweg führt zwei Stunden lang durch bewaldete Hügel bis in den größten Kurort Baden-Württembergs - nach Bad Mergentheim. Mittlerweile erinnert sich das Wetter wieder daran das es Hochsommer ist und lässt ab und zu die Sonne strahlen. Über die Stadt an der "Romantischen Straße" gäbe es viel zu berichten - ich verzichte heute aber auf Details und verweise dafür gerne auf Wikipedia. Nur soviel....., natürlich gibt es auch ein Schloß - wie gefühlt, in jedem größeren Ort im Taubertal. Um 17.00 Uhr ist nach einer kurzen Zugfahrt von Igersheim, wieder Lauda erreicht - morgen geht's weiter in Richtung Rothenburg ob der Tauber.Read more

  • Day2

    Day 2: 0 degrees - unpleasant weather

    December 29, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌫 1 °C

    Von Tauberbischofsheim nach Bad Mergentheim:

    Fährt man auf der A81 von Heilbronn in Richtung Würzburg, steht kurz vor der Ausfahrt Lauda-Königshofen ein großes Schild an der Autobahn.....: "Liebliches Taubertal"! Heute war es überhaupt nicht lieblich das Taubertal - 0 Grad, Nieselregen, Grau in Grau, naßkaltes Schmuddelwetter vom Allerfeinsten! Der Blick aus dem Fenster am frühen Morgen macht höchstens Lust auf einen entspannten "BluRay-Tag", gemütlich in eine Decke gekuschelt - spontan fällt mir da um 8.00 Uhr die "Herr der Ringe-Triologie" ein! Aber, ich habe mir etwas anderes ausgesucht - es wird weiter gewandert! "Limousinen-Service Stoof" setzt mich kurz vor neun Uhr in Tauberbischofsheim ab.....Gruselwetter..... vielleicht doch lieber die "Peter Jackson-Filme"? Mir macht heute von Anfang an das rechte Knie Probleme - ohne Bandage geht es nicht! Das Tempo ist entsprechend langsamer als gestern, hinzu kommen Schmerzen in meiner linken Ferse - waren mir bis heute in dieser Form unbekannt! Da ich nicht sicher bin wie lange Knie und Ferse halten, wähle ich anstelle des acht Kilometer langen Wanderwegs durch den Wald, die Strecke / Fahrradwege entlang der Straße. Das Wandern auf Selbigen ist wenig attraktiv und ermüdet schnell - für Laufen auf Asphalt sind die schweren Wanderschuhe von "Hanwag" auch nicht gedacht! Nach 17 Kilometer ist für heute Schluß mit dem Marsch durch das graue, "melancholische Gemälde" - "Limousinen-Service Stoof" trifft am Nachmittag zeitgleich mit mir, am vereinbarten Treffpunkt in Bad Mergentheim ein!

    Fazit von Tag 2:

    Bin leicht / mittelmäßig angeschlagen - mal schauen, ob ich morgen weiter laufen kann, oder einen Ruhetag einlegen muss. Die Kleidung hält auch bei etwas kühleren Temperaturen ( im Vergleich zu gestern ) warm und trocken, jedoch ist eine Wanderung auf Asphalt, vor allem bei dieser Witterung, demoralisierend!
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  • Day51

    Europen Animals

    October 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Today we went to a wild life zoo. It was great. As we walked in we wanted to buy some animal feed so we did. We saw lots of cool new animals that I did no know of. We saw ibises, griffon, eagle owl, red deer, otters, brown bear, lynx, vultures, elk, wolves, sheep, goats, goose, pigs, horses, boors, beavers, rare, ibises, raccoons and ferrets, wildcats, deer and snow dogs. There was a lot. Now I have tired you out I'm going to talk about the animals. The eagle owl had a huge head and a giant wing span. The otters were shy and it took a long time for them to pop out of the little house. But they were cute. The bears were cool. They walked around pulling apples our of the water and were acting human like when one of them went for a dip to get the apple🍎 The lynx were so cute and they spotted everything. They tipped meat from the top of trees. The cultures swooped some people and me!! They were scary. There was bones everywhere. The elks are giant. At the Wolfs there were 30 in the pack of Europen Wolfs. They were so cute and I wanted one myself. The boors were so dirty. We did not get o see the beavers but there was a cool sign that said "DIE BEAVERS" witch is translated to "the beavers". The raccoons were my fave, the best. Theft were as cue as anything and you would want one. The wildcats were doing something so we did not get to see them but that was ok we saw the sleepy snow dogs.Read more

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