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Baden-Württemberg Region

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  • Day29

    Zuhause!!

    January 25 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Es war eine tolle Reise. Viele viele viele Erlebnisse und eine tolle Zeit mit wunderbaren Menschen verbracht. Der Rückflug war mega anstrengend. Die letzte Etappe waren 13,5 Std Flugzeit. Hier in Deutschland liegt Schnee und ich muss mich mit 30 Grad weniger zufrieden geben. Aber es ist auch schön wieder zu Hause zu sein.Read more

  • Day1

    To cinema or to Cagliari?

    March 8 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Das "verlängerte" Wochenende steht an - kühl und verregnet soll es werden! Zeit für Indoor-Aktivitäten - vielleicht mal wieder ins Kino, kombiniert mit dem obligatorischen Quartalsbesuch bei Burger King, übermotiviertes Training im Fitti und etwas leckeres Kochen danach, oder eine neue DVD im Media Markt kaufen? Hört sich ja alles erstmal ganz gut an, wenn.....da nicht der Baden Airpark mit Ryanair um die "Ecke" wäre! Wenn fliegen deutlich günster ist als alle aufgeführten Wochenend-Alternativen, entstehen ( zumindest für mich ) sehr verlockende, bis vor einigen Jahren gänzlich unrealistische Freizeitmöglichkeiten. Meiner Angewohnheit abundzu durch die Internetseiten der Lowcost-Carrier nach attraktiven Flugpreisen zu surfen, ist es zu verdanken, daß ich mir heute nicht das aktuelle Kinoprogramm für Bruchsal, sondern Reisetipps über Cagliari anschaue. Die manchmal absurd erscheinende Preispolitik der irischen Fluglinie und natürlich auch ein glücklicher Augenblick meinerseits hatten zur Folge, daß kürzlich online Hin- und Rückflüge von Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden in die Hauptstadt Sardiniens, für den unfassbaren Gesamtpreis von 5,98 € zu buchen waren - ohne weitere Worte! Also, auf geht's nach Bella Italia - leckeres Essen, frühlingshaftes Sonnenwetter um die 20 Grad, Kultur und Meer, sowie eine außergewöhnliche Unterkunft ( dazu später mehr ) erwarten mich, Inshallah!

    Nach nur 95 Minuten Flugzeit, landet der fast voll besetzte "Billigflieger" überpünktlich auf Sardinien. Die Reise war ruhig, ich hatte einen Gangplatz und unauffällige Sitznachbarn - also alles so wie man es sich wünscht. Vom Flughafen Cagliari fährt ca. drei Mal die Stunde ein Zug in knapp zehn Minuten zum Bahnhof der Inselmetropole. Das Ticket kostet 1,30 € und muss vor Antritt der Fahrt, unbedingt an einem der dafür vorgesehenen Automaten entwertet werden. Vom Bahnhof ist es dann nur noch ein kurzer Spaziergang entlang der Wasserfront, bis ich die "Marina di Cagliari" erreicht habe. Wenig später hat mich auch schon Sara, die Managerin, von ihrem Büro gegenüber entdeckt - "Ciao, are you Klaus? Benvenuto a Cagliari" begrüßt mich die hübsche Insulanerin freundlich. Meine Unterkunft für die nächsten drei Tage ist auch schon in Sicht - ich bin restlos begeistert!
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  • Day1

    Das Warten hat ein Ende

    February 7 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Wir starten ja nun mit einer Woche delay, da Tina's Zähne kurz vor unserem ursprünglich geplanten Abflug meinten sie brauchen nochmal eine Zahn-OP.
    Alles liegt hier schon seit Wochen gepackt herum und die Fahrräder sind bestimmt schon in die Kartons eingewachsen😉.

  • Day5

    The Black Forest

    April 5 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    So where to stay in the Black Forest..there are several parts of the trip where our research was limited, and this was one of them. We realise that when I write Black Forest on the itinerary, we could’ve done with a bit more of a pointer...it’s pretty huge.

    Anyway, after the 1st unsuccessful stop in an eerily quiet little village, we chance upon an absolute gem. A wonderful campsite in Hoffen, and although it’s pricey, it has extras!!! A lovely play park, free WiFi, and free train journeys to neighbouring towns.

    We decide Bad Wildbad sounds like a cool place to visit, and after a lot of faffing (ahem!) we manage to make the train, only to arrive and realise we’ve left the pushchair behind...lucky it was free, back on we get and return with said pushchair to the little alpine town & take a trip up the mountain.

    Somersberg was well worth a visit with a great treetop walk, views of the bikers downhilling and a ginormous slide!! Amelia practised saying she was 6 the whole way up!!

    We decide to make our first 2 night stop!! Lovely to have a day with no driving, and the kids enjoyed the extra time in the park!

    Change of plan for our next route, to take the scenic route down the forest to Lake Bodensee for our next stop. Although it’s not quite ‘swim in a lake’ weather, we want to explore this mammoth lake...

    We visit a little lake/boat town, find another incredibly engineered play park, and then find a spot to free camp - and as luck would have, another day, another skate park!

    On to Lindau next...
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  • Day3

    Northern leg...rainy but beautiful

    April 3 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    After a quick cycle tour around Brugges, including some delish food from the market, we manage to turn a 3hr journey into 5 on our midway stop to Heidelberg, and head to a campsite at Lacher See...lovely to have space for the little ones to run free, although the sheer drop into the lake was a bit hairy.

    A bit of rain, and we have to skimp on electricity here for fear of being charged a small fortune (who knows how much 4kw hours equals in Moho usage?!?!) so we decide to cook the pasta in the shower block.... free electricity!

    Anyway, onto Heidelberg, where we free camp & Amelia and daddy (already kicking himself he didn’t have the weight limit in the Moho for a four wheeled toy) are in luck..right next to a skate park.

    After a mini tour to try and find this famous castle, we stop for beer and pizza and decide the cloud is too low, we’ll try again tomorrow. Some great parks on the way home for the kids!

    Another quick cycle tour in the morning and we realise that we could see the castle all along...at this point I’ll point out that we are both going old school with phones - just photos and texts to save data for work use!! It’s quite refreshing looking at actual maps in towns and tourist info spots (and taking one or two wrong turns).

    Lots of Japanese tourists join us in Heidelberg so after one last skate, we head off to the Black Forest...not quite sure where we’re heading when we reach it, so definitely flying with the wind...

    In other news, the ice cream tally is well underway, Toy Story is the in-journey entertainment, and we are slowly (and painfully) figuring out the dimensions of the motorhome (thinking about starting a head bumping/toe stubbing tally to boot!)...
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  • Day25

    Heidelberg

    June 28, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Another loud American guy at breakfast (sorry, Sadie, I know not all Americans are loud, but there are a few!). He was big, heavy guy with a grey beard who was holding up the queue, eating as he was going. ‘Mmm… these bread rolls are so fresh and delicious, you must bake them on the premises.’ ‘Nein’ said the expressionless waitress, ‘I gets them from ze Lidl’.

    My train trip this morning from Cologne left from the main station in the shadow of the huge, gothic Cologne Cathedral. I remember making Mum and Dad climb to the very top of it. Not sure if even I could do it now. Pleased to see the station has still the same advert for 4711 Eau de Cologne which I first saw on a school trip in the 1960s. Had a lovely train journey down the Rhine valley passing castles and pleasure boats, the Lorelei Rock and charming riverside towns. On the way I thought I’d read some guest reviews of my next hotel. One said: ‘The staff are so friendly. I had an unexpected early visit from Aunt Flo, and the staff gave me some free sanitary products.’ Now, I didn’t know who Aunt Flo was, but I do now, and all I can say is ‘TOO MUCH INFORMATION!’

    Before I knew it, I had arrived at today’s destination - Heidelberg. I remember Sadie and Christine were here. It was just like The Student Prince with students drink, drink, drinking beer - only Kathy was missing. Did a 2 hour walking tour of the Old Town as suggested in my guide, which was hard going in the sweltering heat. Took the funicular railway up to the top of the mountain and visited the castle on the way back. The guide suggested another walk on the opposite bank of the River Neckar - the Philosopher’s Way - where lecturers used to walk up and down. It was so steep it nearly killed me, but you did get a good view over to the castle. Tonight I attended a classical concert in the lovely Stadthalle. No less than 90 musicians in the philharmonic orchestra - what a fabulous sound, and not bad for 20 Euros for the front circle.

    Well the carousing in the town has gone strangely quiet tonight now that Germany has been put out of the World Cup. Anyway, after all that walking I’m sure I’ll sleep tonight…zzzz...
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  • Day34

    Staff Blog - Mr Spinner

    July 26, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 75 °F

    Years ago, a friend of mine (the super talented Northamptonshire based composer and multi instrumentalist Philip Bass) said to me, "The symphony orchestra is one of our greatest inventions".
    It certainly is, and this tour has seen two remarkable groups of people sing and play some very difficult music amazingly well.
    We've been faced with numerous challenges along the way - just one of them being the need to lift the harp up a lengthy staircase in the Archbishop's Palace. Recognising our need for help, a team of student volunteers immediately assembled to help lift our heavy and valuable harp so carefully, it was as if as if they had paid for it themselves.
    I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour, and I'm so glad I did. The team spirit across the entire group of young people and teachers has made this tour an absolute pleasure. A huge thank you to all of the students and staff for all of the unforgettable musical moments from our amazing choir and symphony orchestra. The standing ovations at our concerts say it all.
    Bravo. Encore!

    Jon Spinner
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  • Day107

    Bad Wilbad Thermal Baths

    October 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Vicky still had a few things on her 'list of things to do in Germany' and one was to visit the Thermal Baths at Bad Wilbad. The van was too high to park in the baths' multistorey carpark so we left the van at a campervan parking place about a mile away and headed in through the park. The walk was beautiful with the autumnal trees and a rapidly flowing peaty river that had cut a steep gorge through the valley.

    Palais Thermal contained some of the oldest thermal baths in Europe. The red sandstone building, whilst attractive, didn't draw undue attention when looking at it from the outside. However, the inside was stunning. Mosaic tiled floors led the way through arched doorways into high roofed chambers containing different baths. There were smaller ones for up to about 4 people, medium and larger ones about the size of a learner pool at a leisure centre. Beautiful mosaic wall tiles lined the lower sections of wall, stone pillars rose up from the water, inset arches framed wall paintings and gorgeous stained glass windows whose colours sometines shone on the opposite walls. In the larger baths white stone statues featured in the centre and you could lie back in the warm water and study the stained glass ceilings.

    We were glad to be visiting when we did as there were very few people there and at one point we were the only ones in the main pool with the statue of Venus at its centre.

    The original building had been added to and the complex had a further 2 floors of saunas, plunge pools, showers, swimming pools and an ice machine for you to cool yourself down. On the 2nd floor, you could sit in a sauna or swim in the outdoor pool and have views over Bad Wilbad and the funicular railway trams making their way slowly up and down the autumnal hill opposite.

    This isn't normally the sort of thing we are drawn to do but one of the aims of our travels is to experience things we wouldn't have otherwise and at €21.50 each for 4 hours it was accessible and something we won't forget. We even got into spirit of indulgence and had had a glass of prosecco whilst lying back on wicker loungers in the opulent 'Moorish Hall' lit by around 100 square metres of stained glass ceiling.

    We stayed the night about 70km away in Nurtingen.

    (The photos of inside the baths are from leaflets and a poster).
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  • Day107

    Nurtingen and the van service

    October 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Nurtingen is a handy stopover 15 minutes away from the garage. It costs €5 a night but we used a voucher giving us 2 nights for the price of 1.

    For about a month now there has been roadside pumpkin stalls with honesty boxes. We've been meaning to buy one to make soup but many have been difficult to stop at for the van so we were happy to find one that was easy to pull in at along the way!

    Will had booked the van service via email and one of the receptionists spoke good English which made things a lot easier. We'd been asked to get the van there by 8am and be prepared to leave it until 5pm. They'd offered us a hire car at a good rate but unfortunately they didn't allow dogs so that was a no no. However, we were able to stay in the van until they took it in at 9:30am, then took Poppy and her rug into the comfortable waiting area where she made herself at home. The service was completed and the van taken on a test drive by noon. There was a hefty bill but we did get:
    a) Peace of mind that the engine would be in the best condition for tackling the Austrian Alps
    b) A 'free' tin of sausage! (Don't ask whether this is the German equivalent of mints because we are still trying to work it out!)

    We chilled out at Nurtingen for the rest of the day with Vicky giving the van a good clean and Will taking a saunter in to the town.
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  • Day14

    Flowers

    September 3, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    One of the things I have enjoyed a lot so far are the flowers everywhere. Lots of houses have flower boxes with colourful hanging flowers, beautiful gardens, flowers on most drinking fountains and gardens on the sidewalk....
    These are just some of my pics from places to date

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