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Nürtingen

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  • Day107

    Bad Wilbad Thermal Baths

    October 11, 2016 in Germany

    Vicky still had a few things on her 'list of things to do in Germany' and one was to visit the Thermal Baths at Bad Wilbad. The van was too high to park in the baths' multistorey carpark so we left the van at a campervan parking place about a mile away and headed in through the park. The walk was beautiful with the autumnal trees and a rapidly flowing peaty river that had cut a steep gorge through the valley.

    Palais Thermal contained some of the oldest thermal baths in Europe. The red sandstone building, whilst attractive, didn't draw undue attention when looking at it from the outside. However, the inside was stunning. Mosaic tiled floors led the way through arched doorways into high roofed chambers containing different baths. There were smaller ones for up to about 4 people, medium and larger ones about the size of a learner pool at a leisure centre. Beautiful mosaic wall tiles lined the lower sections of wall, stone pillars rose up from the water, inset arches framed wall paintings and gorgeous stained glass windows whose colours sometines shone on the opposite walls. In the larger baths white stone statues featured in the centre and you could lie back in the warm water and study the stained glass ceilings.

    We were glad to be visiting when we did as there were very few people there and at one point we were the only ones in the main pool with the statue of Venus at its centre.

    The original building had been added to and the complex had a further 2 floors of saunas, plunge pools, showers, swimming pools and an ice machine for you to cool yourself down. On the 2nd floor, you could sit in a sauna or swim in the outdoor pool and have views over Bad Wilbad and the funicular railway trams making their way slowly up and down the autumnal hill opposite.

    This isn't normally the sort of thing we are drawn to do but one of the aims of our travels is to experience things we wouldn't have otherwise and at €21.50 each for 4 hours it was accessible and something we won't forget. We even got into spirit of indulgence and had had a glass of prosecco whilst lying back on wicker loungers in the opulent 'Moorish Hall' lit by around 100 square metres of stained glass ceiling.

    We stayed the night about 70km away in Nurtingen.

    (The photos of inside the baths are from leaflets and a poster).
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  • Day107

    Nurtingen and the van service

    October 11, 2016 in Germany

    Nurtingen is a handy stopover 15 minutes away from the garage. It costs €5 a night but we used a voucher giving us 2 nights for the price of 1.

    For about a month now there has been roadside pumpkin stalls with honesty boxes. We've been meaning to buy one to make soup but many have been difficult to stop at for the van so we were happy to find one that was easy to pull in at along the way!

    Will had booked the van service via email and one of the receptionists spoke good English which made things a lot easier. We'd been asked to get the van there by 8am and be prepared to leave it until 5pm. They'd offered us a hire car at a good rate but unfortunately they didn't allow dogs so that was a no no. However, we were able to stay in the van until they took it in at 9:30am, then took Poppy and her rug into the comfortable waiting area where she made herself at home. The service was completed and the van taken on a test drive by noon. There was a hefty bill but we did get:
    a) Peace of mind that the engine would be in the best condition for tackling the Austrian Alps
    b) A 'free' tin of sausage! (Don't ask whether this is the German equivalent of mints because we are still trying to work it out!)

    We chilled out at Nurtingen for the rest of the day with Vicky giving the van a good clean and Will taking a saunter in to the town.
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  • Day1

    Palmenparadies Sinsheim

    September 13, 2016 in Germany

    Heute morgen ging es dann schon wieder auf den Weg Richtung Sinsheim ins Palmenparadies mit Vital Thermen.
    Auf Punkt 10 Uhr Einlasszeit standen wir auf dem Parkplatz und hatten das Glück ohne langes Anstehen and der Kasse in die Badewelt zu gelangen!

    Am Eingang habe ich schon an der Werbetafel über den Kassen gelesen dass dort Klassik Radio gespielt wird und musste sofort grinsend an meine Mama denken, die diesen Sender liebt und täglich hört, egal ob bei der Autofahrt zur Arbeit, beim Kochen oder beim Bügeln.

    Der Anblick der Anlage nach dem duschen war ein Traum!
    Der Blick auf ein Paradies mit Hunderten von echten Palmen, Orchideen und anderen außergewöhnlichen Pflanzen und Blumen.
    Temperatur von ca. 30 Grad, schöne große Sonnenliegen, Infrarotliegen, wunderschönes türkisenes Wasser...
    Das rießen Dach aus Glas wurde kurz nach dem Einlass aufgemacht sodass die Sonne reinkam und man die noch frische angenehm kühle Luft genießen konnte.

    Nach dem ersten Erkundungsrundgang ging es an die Poolbar die man über das Wasser erreichen konnte mit Sitzgelegenheiten und einer Theke.
    Hier wurde zuerst ein Cappuccino getrunken und am Mittag ein alkoholfreier Cocktail mit Kokos, Ananas, Maracujasaft und Sahne - sehr lecker!

    Zum Mittagessen gab es für Marc ein Hacksteak mit Bratensoße, Karotten-Erbsen-Gemüse und Pommes und für mich einen rießen Salat mit in Knoblauch gebratenen Gambas, Croutos, Granatapfelkernen, Sonnenblumenkernen, frischer Ananas und Honigmelone.

    Nach diesem super leckeren Essen ging es dann auch auf die große Liege zum bisschen in der Sonne dösen, bevor es dann mit den verschiedenen Mineralbädern wie - Solebad, Calcium/Lithium oder Selen, weiterging...
    Im Allgemeinen waren es angenehme, entspannte Stunden dort und haben vor, auf jeden Fall noch öfters dort hinzufahren!

    Gegen 16 Uhr haben wir beschlossen die Heimfahrt anzutreten...
    Leider hatten das noch tausend andere Menschen vor und wir sind in einen unfassbar langen Stau geraten bei dem wir anstatt 1,5 Stunden, 3 Stunden nach Hause brauchten.

    Aber wir waren ja nach dem Tag entspannt genug um das durchzuhalten 😊
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  • Day1

    Urlaubstag Nr. 1

    September 12, 2016 in Germany

    Heute gehts nach Tripsdrill. War bestimmt seit 15 Jahren nicht mehr dort! Mann, ich werde alt😄
    Bei super Sonnenaufgang geht es los....

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Nürtingen, Nuertingen

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