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  • Day8

    Koffer packen...

    October 7, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Wieder ist der Koffer vollgepackt mit tausend schönen Sachen und Erlebnissen... tschüss Deutschland!

    Vielen DANK mein Liebster, DANKE Papa für all die Fahrstunden!!! Von uns bekommst du 5 Sterne⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    (Wir haben uns echt NIE verfahren👏😀)
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    Fabienne Oswald

    Danke euch Lieben für die schönen Erlebnisse.

    10/7/19Reply
    Marcel Brülisauer

    Gutes Navi ;-) Gute Heimreise!

    10/8/19Reply
     
  • Day8

    Heidelberg

    October 7, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Auch in unserer letzten Unterkunft werden wir mit einem leckeren Frühstück verwöhnt. Liana entschied sich heute Morgen für Cornflakes😂 gits jo gar nöd... echt jetzt??? Aber ganz egal. Hauptsache happy😀...
    Heidelberg liegt am Neckar. Die Stadt ist bekannt für die altehrwürdige Universität, die im 14. Jahrhundert gegründet wurde. Die Heiliggeistkirche überragt den von Cafés gesäumten Marktplatz inmitten der Altstadt. Die roten Sandsteinruinen des Heidelberger Schlosses sind ein bekanntes Beispiel für die Architektur der Renaissance und stehen auf dem Hügel Königstuhl. Mit der BERGBAHN!!! ging es hoch auf 548 m.ü.M😂 von dort gab es eine superschöne Aussicht auf Heidelberg. Auch schön, die alte Brücke mit ihrem Tor, die über den Neckar führt. Sie gehört zu den bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Wahrzeichen Heidelbergs. Sie wird rege für den Fußgänger- und Radverkehr genutzt.
    Auch diese Stadt bietet schöne Möglichkeiten zum Flanieren, Spazieren, Einkaufen, Regionales zu geniessen oder Historisches zu entdecken.
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  • Aug21

    Schloss Heidelberg

    August 21, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Wir haben uns schon gewundert, die Fahrt nach Heidelberg führt uns über schmale Straßen und einem Berg ⛰ zum Ziel.
    Der Grund: Google Lady meinte es gut mit uns.
    Ihr Plan: schattige, bewaldete kleine Straßen, um uns dann zum einzigen freien Parkplatz direkt am Schloss 🏰 zu führen.
    Hier begrüßt uns ein gut gelaunter junger und vor Informationen sprudelnder Parkplatz Wächter. „Hier gehts zum Schloss 🏰, dort zur Altstadt und dort zur Seilbahn 🚠“
    Wenn es Google Ladys Plan ist, ok. So lösen wir gleich zwei Tickets 🎫 für das Schloss 🏰 und Standseilbahn zur Besichtigung der Altstadt.
    Im Schloss 🏰 bestaunen wir einige alte Apotheken, ein riesiges Weinfass und einige wunderschöne Aussichten auf Heidelberg.
    Nach einer Pause mit zwei Gläser 🥂 Weißwein im kühlenden Weinkeller tüdeln wir weiter.
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    Alb-Traumfänger

    Ja herrlich - Srandseilbahn in Betrieb - ein Grund mehr, einen Abstecher nach Heidelberg zu machen 👍

    8/22/20Reply
    Alb-Traumfänger

    Corona hat auch manchmal was Gutes 😉 die schönen Ecken sind nicht so überlaufen 😀

    8/22/20Reply
     
  • Aug21

    Heildelberg Altstadt

    August 21, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Nach 11462 Schritten ist ein kleiner Teil der Stadt erkundet.
    Uns begegnen sehr viel alte Häuser in helgoländer Rotstein.
    Interessante Geschäfte mit bunten Krams, aber auch vielfältige Gastronomie die zum draußen verweilen einlädt. Wie z.B. das Kewe.
    Was machen die bloß mit dem ganzen Obst 🍇 denke ich noch, aber da kommt schon mein Obstteller für 13,90€ um die Ecke. 😅 Wahnsinn 😜
    Zurück am Parkplatz, läuft doch noch immer derselbe Autoaufpasser herum und berät mit einem strahlend weißen Lächeln zwei Damen älteren Semesters, wo sie heute noch nette Unterhaltung finden können.

    Beate muß fragen:
    Was ist ihr Geheimnis? Woher nehmen sie die Motivation ? Mit so viel Energie und Freundlichkeit hier zu arbeiten.
    Er bedankt sich freundlich, und strahlt mit seinen weißen Zähnen Beate an.
    Seine Antwort:
    „Ich arbeite sonst auf einem Kreuzfahrtschiff 🚢“

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    Kira Misu

    😂

    8/22/20Reply
     
  • 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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    Pamela Beresford

    Ooh. I was brought up on listening to John Hanson in the Student Prince (and Desert Song). That was my introduction to the operatic life 😀

    6/27/18Reply
    Robert Fyfe

    I love the music from these shows, Pamela - it’s a pity they’re never done. I think Campbell was the last person to play the Red Shadow in Glasgow.

    6/28/18Reply
    Lynn Robertson

    4711. Took me back to my young days. My aunt always used this perfume and on a visit I was treated to some. Only thing was, my aunt pretended to put some on her finger and put behind my ears! So never actually got a chance to sample it lol. You are having such a great time by the sounds of things. X

    6/28/18Reply
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  • Day44

    Heidelberg

    July 31, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    It's just over 40 year since I was last in Heidelberg and it's still just as beautiful! We're now driving for about a month. Arrived mid morning. Took a boat trip down the Neckar River- had to negotiate 2 lochs on the way. A little rainy but so green and just wonderful. Back in the town again we took the funicular up to the castle. Huge castle, much of it in ruins now but the view down onto Heidelberg is spectacular. At night the castle is lit up. Loved Heidelberg !Read more

  • Day21

    Oct 10 - Luzern/Lucerne

    October 10, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The weather was cool, but with no rain. A good day in the making! With Luzern as our destination, we drove through more of the flat part of Switzerland. We were able to see two of the big peaks of the Alps - Jungfrau and Eiger - in the distance. We drove along with a brilliant blue lake on one side and a soaring mountain on the other side.

    Our first stop was in Brienz. The sun was shining brightly, so there was not one word of complaint about the cool temperatures. William had a morning surprise for us - Linzertort - the same dessert I had tried the day before. William’s father is German, so having Linzertort is a fond memory from William’s childhood. Two beautiful white swans graced us with their presence at the water’s edge.

    We did a quick photo stop at Lungern. What a glorious view of a valley tucked between two mountains and a little village built on the shore of the lake. Picture postcard - again. This is what of the advantages of a formal tour - the tour guide knows all the most panoramic stops.

    Before we went into the downtown of Luzern, we stopped first at the The Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, a rock relief of a giant dying lion that commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.

    Luzern, also known as Lucerne, is located in the German-speaking portion of Switzerland. It sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne and the river Reuss. William gave us a walking tour of this beautiful city. Since the city straddles the Reuss where it drains the lake, it has a number of bridges. The most famous is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a 204 m (669 ft) long wooden covered bridge originally built in 1333, the oldest covered bridge in Europe, although much of it had to be replaced after a fire on 18 August 1993, allegedly caused by a discarded cigarette. Part way across, the bridge runs by the octagonal Water Tower (Wasserturm), a fortification from the 13th century. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Lucerne's history. The Bridge with its Tower is the city's most famous landmark. (Thank you, Wikipedia.)

    Downriver, the Spreuer Bridge (Mill Bridge) zigzags across the Reuss. Constructed in 1408, it features a series of medieval-style 17th-century plague paintings titled Dance of Death. The bridge has a small chapel in the middle that was added in 1568.

    The Lucerne Jesuit Church with its distinctive onion-topped domes was the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the Alps. The inside is beautiful - it’s very light and bright with a lot of gold gilding and red marble. The Jesuit order, founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534, were active participants in the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic fight against the birth of Protestantism.

    At lunchtime, we found the local grocery store. We picked up a sandwich which we split, yogurt, milk and a fat pretzel. We travel with a set of cutlery so we can always find something to eat in a grocery store. (Restaurant meals in Switzerland are very, very expensive.) We ate by the water’s edge as we soaked up the sunshine. Afterwards, we strolled around and admired the old-style architecture.

    We had a good giggle as we window-shopped on a street lined with exclusive shops (some guarded by beefy guys with tasers) selling high-end watches. We each picked out a watch that we liked. Each had a 5-figure price tag and that’s in Swiss francs - add another 30% to convert to Canadian dollars! Then we found a store that has a wall of flowing liquid chocolate. They get you from every direction in this city!

    Bus parking is very tightly controlled in the centre of Luzern, so promptly at our appointed rendezvous time, Ivan pulled up, we piled on the bus in record time, and off we went. Our next destination was Zürich, the final stop on this part of our trip.

    I estimate that we went through at least 20 of Switzerland’s almost 500 tunnels during our driving today. Switzerland spends a lot of money on its infrastructure because roads, tunnels, trains and bridges are integral to keeping Switzerland moving.
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  • Day2

    Nach dem Mittagsschlaf...

    October 3, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach einer kurzen Verschnaufpause haben wir uns zuerst von der Maus erklären lassen, wie ein Fahrrad gebaut wird.

    Nach allerlei Erklärungen zur Funktionsweise von Bremse, Schaltung und Co. sind wir dann wieder in die Stadt gezogen. Dort sind wir zunächst am Rhein entlang spaziert.

    Anschließend wurde eine fantastische kleine Pizzaria aufgesucht. Dort haben wir uns mit Pizza, Wein und Nachtisch für die vor uns liegende Nacht gestärkt.

    Unser erstes Ziel war der Beichtstuhl... Dort haben wir unseren Seelen mit Wein gereinigt und erleichtert.

    Da uns der letzte Abend trotz allen Versuchen in den Knochen steckte sind wir nach der Beichte wieder zurück ins Hotel. Dort saßen wir noch etwas zusammen und haben den Abend gemütlich ausklingen lassen.

    Morgen ist der letzte Tag in Mainz, wir haben noch ein paar Dinge vor.
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