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Karlsruhe Region

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  • 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😉.

  • 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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  • 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

  • Day106

    Layby near Heselbach

    October 10, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    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.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Karlsruhe Region, Regierungsbezirk Karlsruhe, District de Karlsruhe

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