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Travel Blogs from Heidelberg
... flow of the river. That is particularly a problem, when people build dams because the natural flow of sediments, like at the Nile River in Sudan and Egypt, gets disrupted. That effects a lot of things like fish migration, farming and even worse water politics. Just look at the Murray River (American English) or River Murray (British English) in Australia.
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... the Salian Kingdom. This led to the building of the the very impressive cathedral which dominates the town and was consecrated in 1061 before it was completed. It was the largest church of its time and became the burial place of eight German Emperors and Kings. The Speyer Cathedral remains the largest Romanesque church to this very day. The town has typical German architecture and some large plazas around the cathedral, which it needs because of its size. ...
... summer with the good camera and do it justice.
Steffie booked in Sunday Easter Brunch down at the Strandbad, Mannheim's equivalent of a beach. It is a patch that was cleared out just south of Mannheim on the Rhine River and it is a pebble beach on the inner curve. According to the sign, it was first developed starting in 1920/21 to combat:
"zum ersten Mal mit der sogenannten wilden ...
... mmmm.......'did Dan pinch Lily?'
Oh well, I had a nice time playing with her when she was awake & reading my book when she slept.
( I am reading 'On the road with kids by John Ahern. Comforting to know that other tortured souls have survived road tripping through Europe with kids. Nice recommendation V)
We arrived in Nurenberg. Checked out our great Hostel accomodation. It is like a flat in a hostel - ...
Heidelberg has a big, fallen-down castle.
It used to be an actual defensive castle, with a moat. Then it got changed into a big fancy house. And then it fell down.
The inside is quite interesting. You can walk around the courtyard, and see which bits were built when. Some bits are really big, worn, stone blocks - so they were put in first; and then there are ...