Landkreis Schwäbisch Hall

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  • Day5

    Day 5g. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Our tour included the Town Hall, St Michael’s Church, Haalplatz and Fachwerk Houses.
    Notable landmarks are the Gothic church of St. Michael (1527, on Romanesque foundations) at the top of a magnificent Baroque flight of steps (used as a summer open-air-theatre stage), the Gothic Fish Fountain (1509), and the Rococo town hall (1731–35). The Benedictine-abbey mountain fortress of Komburg is nearby.
    You can see the props on the steps of St Michael’s Church Ready for the evening theatre performance.
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  • Day5

    Day 5h. Gschlachtenbretzingen, Germany.

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Margret and Jürgen Elßer live in Gschlachtenbretzingen. I have known him since 1967. His family lived below my Onkel Fritz and Tante Frida in Crailsheim. I have known Margret since 1972 and Ron has known them both since 1984. Hopefully it will not take another 30 years to meet up with them again.
    Jürgen built a wood oven in his outdoor entertainment area. He specialises in the breads and savoury blotz and Margret in the sweet ones.
    They shared their local wines and beers. Firstly, white wine, Grauburgunder von der Kellerei Fürstenfass Hohenlohe, then Riesling von der Mosel einer Privatkellerei in Schweich, then Spätburgunder rose vom Weinsberger Tal, then Rotwein - einen Trollinger von Fürstenfass . Lastly, Spätburgunder von Fürstenfass.
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  • Day4

    Day 4a. Crailsheim.

    August 8, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Day 4. Gerabronn.
    Mucki & Wolfgang drove us to Gerabronn to visit Cousin Erika Günther in the Senioren Home. She has not been well and is taking respite for 4 weeks.
    In the evening Mucki organised a Familien Feier in Ellrichshausen at the Familie Wagner Estate. Herr Wagner’s old timer car and motorbike collection is magnificent. We had Wurst Salat, Wiener Wurst, fabulous rye and country loaf breads, Leberwurst, cheeses and of course beer. It was great to see so many relatives again, 33 were able to attend. Ron and I were overjoyed at the response especially for a Thursday night.Read more

  • Day70

    Day 70a. Crailsheim, Germany

    October 13, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    It’s Sunday and the trains are full of people dressed in Dirndls and Lederhosen on their way to the Bad Cannstatt Volksfest fair.
    Mucki and Wolfgang picked us up from the Crailsheim Bahnhof and drove us to relatives, Rona and Michael (Michael is Herbert and Ingrid’a son) for coffee and cake. Sons Nikolas and Jonas and friend Annika.
    Home again with Mucki and Wolfgang. We love it here. Maultaschen Suppe and Mucki’s delicious Kartoffel salat for dinner.
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  • Day5

    Day 5d. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    A historic walk along the River Kocher. The Fachwerk (timber) houses are magnificent.
    The Kocher is a 169 km-long right tributary of the Neckar in the north-eastern part of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The name "Kocher" originates from its Celtic name "cochan" and probably means winding, meandering river.Read more

  • Day5

    Day 5. Crailsheim to Vellberg.

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Day 5. Crailsheim, Vellberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Gschlachtenbretzingen.
    Mucki and Wolfgang drove us to Vellberg and Schwäbisch Hall.
    Vellberg is a beautiful town in the district of Schwäbisch Hall, in Baden-Württemberg, population 4,400. It is located 10 km east of Schwäbisch Hall, and 15 km southwest of Crailsheim.
    Next to Schwäbisch Hall where we met Jürgen Elsser.
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  • Day5

    Day 5b. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Day 5. Schwäbisch Hall.
    Jurgen Elsser gave as a detailed tour of the town and it's history. It was better than any tour we have paid for in the past. It was not only free but he took us home and fed us.
    The town is in the heart of Hohenlohe-Franken near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg. It was founded in 1156 and also had an own currency called the "Haller Heller". They had their own currency was called Taler (large silver piece) and Batzen (small nickel piece).
    The wealth and the importance of the Schwäbisch Hall was founded on salt. The old saltmaker's town is dissected by the river Kocher. It has a partially preserved town wall, many towers, roofed wooden bridges, a huge number of stairs and 'stäffele' or stair-like lanes, as well as nearly unchanged medieval lanes.
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  • Day5

    Day 5c. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Schwäbisch Hall tour with friend Jürgen Elsser. We visited the kulturhistorische Hällisch-Fränkische Museum and viewed a model of the city before the devastating fire of 1728. The wooden salt fountain used for salt extraction from the water can be seen in the model and on the walking tour located in Haalplatz. Schwäbisch Hall was a wealthy city due to its high salt production and salt trading.Read more

  • Day5

    Day 5e. Schwäbisch Hall

    August 9, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Johanniter Kirche Art Museum. 14-17th Century Old Masters of the Würth Art Collection.

    The 12th century Hospitalers' church was re-opened as a museum in November 2008. The extensively refurnished building has become a branch of the Kunsthalle Würth arts gallery. The perfect accommodation of the important stock of old masters from the Würth Collection that includes the former Prince of Fürstenberg's picture treasure and many new purchases.
    This top-class collection devoted to art from the German South West - including the region around Lake Constance and Northern Switzerland - from the late Middle Ages to the beginnings of the modern age.
    The art- and cultural-historical importance of these works has to be rated this highly because most of the panel paintings date back to a period from which only very few drawings or paintings have survived - owing to the Reformation iconoclasm which was enforced particularly radically in Swabia.
    The phenomenal Family of Wild People by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a whole range of works from his workshop with religious scenes, secular didactic works and portraits have survived.
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  • Day4

    Day 4. Ellwangen to Crailsheim.

    August 8, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Day 4. Ellwangen to Crailsheim in Baden-Württemberg.
    After breakfast Otto drive us to Mucki and Wolfgang’s house in Crailsheim.
    Mucki made Roladen, Spaetzle, Semmel Knödel and Salad for lunch. Devine.
    Ron and I walked into the city and bought German childrens books, CDs, DVDs and flash cards for teaching the grandchildren German. We packed them at the post office and sent them home. 4kg cost 64 Euro and will arrive in 11 days.
    It is almost Volksfest and Oktoberfest season so the latest national dresses were being displayed. We bought a dirndl and head dress and Lederhosen and shirt to share with the adults in the family. Hopefully we don’t all want to wear them at the same time!
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