Lower Danube Tower

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    • Day 1

      A Night to Remember

      September 14 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      After work, I drove home, packed my things in the car and picked up my friend Shakhzoda. As Seb wanted to say Goodbye to me properly, we decided to stop by his work and he gave me a little guardian angel. "Save drive", he said.
      Then we hit the road and drove down south, always in the direction of Ulm. Aluna was quiet as usual and so we decided to not stop for an extended walk. We much rather stopped to eat some burgers and chips at an Autohof. The waiter said that Shakhzoda was the most beautiful women stopping by all day long which turned her tomato red. My veggie burger tasted so much like meat, I was questioning the "veggie" in it. However, it was delicious and I was starving. After we filled our stomachs, we drove on and arrived at around 11pm at the Maritim in Ulm. A coloss of building. Inside the reception looked rather glorious and we feeled like VIPs instantly. After getting our keys, we took the lift on to the 11th floor to our room and were relieved to find an amazingly comfortable bed and - much more important - a coffee/tea machine. Definitely an upgrade to the Frankfurt Maritim I was sleeping at on my way to Australia!
      From the long drive completely exhausted, we just wanted to get some sleep. However, Aluna had different ideas. She was super stressed, was jumping on and off the bed, and fucking my arm over and over again. Her whole body was full with energy the had to get out. I understood, as we haven't done anything with her that day but driving. But I was too tired, I needed some sleep. And I fell asleep. Not for too long, though. Waking up at 4am, I realised that Aluna's stress level was still way to high. She was still way over the top, just like children when they had to sit still the whole day. I knew, I wouldn't get any sleep and she wouldn't either. So, I decided to put on some clothes and go outside. First, I doubted that I would have a good time outside in the middle of the night - thinking of Frankfurt and it's awfulness. However, my thoughts were unnecessary. Every little corner from the Maritim to the Ulmer Münster was lit up, even the smallest alleyways. So I not only felt super safe but also could really enjoy the way along the Danube in peace and quiet. I loved all the streets being empty. So, I wondered around the rose garden, the city hall and the famous Ulmer Münster. That last one really is huge! As I should learn the biggest cathedral in whole Europe. And I also learned that "Münster" is the German word for the Latin "monasterium" which is basically a monastery.
      On our way back, Aluna seemed way more relaxed. Nevertheless, she didn't like to go back to sleep when we arrived on the 11th floor again. I needed some sleep anyway, so I told her to calm down and finally, after snuggling with her, she fell silent as well and I could get some much needed sleep.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Lower Danube Tower, Roter Turm, Torre inferior del Danubio, Tonavan alatorni, Tour inférieure du Danube, Donau onderste toren, Donau nedre torn

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