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Karlsruhe Region

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  • Day25

    Heidelberg

    June 28 in Germany

    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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  • Day44

    Heidelberg

    July 31, 2017 in Germany

    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

  • Day106

    Layby near Heselbach

    October 10, 2016 in Germany

    Driving south off the ridge we saw yet more stunning sights as the sun reached previously shaded forest and caused the snow and water to evaporate in whisps. There were glassy lakes reflecting trees that rose up the hillsides at their shores.

    Our philosophy with our old van had been to wait until something went wrong then either sort it ourselves or get a garage to fix it. Given the importance of the new van to our everyday lives, we want to keep it well maintained and had managed to book a service at a good garage we'd used a few years back near Stuttgart. After reaching the lake at Titisee we turned and headed back up north towards in order to get to the garage on Wednesday.

    There weren't a lot of laybys on the route and it was getting late so we made do with one that had only a small strip of grass separating it from the road. Unfortunately it was one of those laybys that is littered with cardboard coffee cups and mess from when people haven't been able to find a toilet. Not the nicest of places but it was only for one night.
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  • Day103

    Black Forest picnic spot

    October 7, 2016 in Germany

    We entered the northern Black Forest around Baden Baden and started travelling South before pulling up at a small woodland picnic spot a short distance down a lane. A pine clad hill rose up steeply on one side of us and fell away to a small peaty river running over stones a short distance below us. We could see the river out of our bedroom window. It was wonderfully quiet and dark.

    In the morning we went for a short walk up the lane and soaked in the smell of pines. Through gaps in the trees we could see a hill on the other side of the valley, its slopes covered with a mix of evergreens and deciduous trees, the latter providing a wonderful mix of colour.Read more

  • Day13

    Day 13 Seewald

    July 12 in Germany

    We were woke early this morning by building works nearby, handily it was an early last departure from this hotel of 10 am, but we were up and away well before. Our drive to Seewald took us through Dachau where there is a memorial to concentration camp victims. It then went alongside the mountains ( on our left) almost until we got to the Black Forest. The hotel was perfect for me very friendly people, large room with balcony and a basket with swimming towels robes and sandals. On the grounds was a swimming pool/lake with a sauna beside it. Sun loungers and chairs. Spent a lovely afternoon and early evening exploring and swimming. I the evening there was a BBQ with cold soup followed by your choice of food to be BBQ’d (I had fish and John meats, with salads and breads. Then for dessert, John was full but I had ginger and sweet potato tart with walnut ice cream. Delicious.Read more

  • Day14

    Day 14 Matougues

    July 13 in Germany

    Sadly leaving this beautiful hotel where all the rooms were allegedly named after German gods ours was Auerhahn. The key fobs were cute miniature wooden trees. The other cute thing that pleased my little mind were wooden pegs with the room name on to clip to your robe/towel so they didn’t get muddled. Still onward towards France. On the way we drove through miles of beautiful woodland through the Black Forest. We stopped and went for a walk by a dam, and through part of the Black Forest. It was an amazing place as I have never seen such large areas of forest. We pressed on to matougues and stopped at our next hotel, where you can see our accommodation behind the swimming pool. This was just a normal outdoor pool but still got to cool off after a long drive and walk. We had booked our evening meal here in advance as a last treat before going home. We chose the set menu of seasonal regional produce, which included a cheese course with a whole trolly of cheeses to chose from. I did make a pig of myself and chose 5! As it was a Champaign producing area we felt obliged to have some with the meal.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Karlsruhe Region, Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe, District de Karlsruhe

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