Althoff Hotel Am Schlossgarten
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... factory and test track) was prominent.
This is the first time we were both able to get an "over 60s" discount (so it only cost €4 instead of 8 with a free booklet and we got to keep the audio guide lanyard!)
Whilst I was in Ian''s element Liz was slightly less than enthralled although as you can see from the pictures it is certainly a very ...
... were very helpful and an American sounding lady made communication easy. When asked about the 4 kWh electricity limit and reading the meter, she said "Just plug yourself in and heat the street if you like" A pleasant change from Mr Stern where every unit was charged at 0.5€ (we used 8 kWh in 2 days keeping consumption to a minimum – no hair dryers or hot water!)
Wi-Fi was cheap at 5€ for 3 DAYS (rather than 5 for 5 hrs ...
... sundae. We strolled through the gardens and spent some time feeding the swans and ducks. A funicular took us to the top and we walked to Auerhahn restaurant, which offered great views of the town below. I had been waiting to have black forest cake in the Black Forest, but I decided to have goulash soup instead. I didn't miss out though, because Frank and Max both had the black forest cake, one with alcohol and one without. We caught the furnicular back down ...
We woke up to a German breakfast prepared by Ingeborg (very different to the sweet French breakfast) of bread, baked pretzels, smoked ham and eggs. Franz had already left for work so Ingeborg took us into Pforzheim by train. Pforzheim is known for its jewellers and goldsmiths. While looking around one of the galleries, we sipped on champagne with gold leaf! While walking around the city we noticed a lot of pretzel shops, they even fill them ...
... and Ingeborg picked us up from the station, it had been over 10 years since we last saw them, when they visited Australia. We drove to Königsbach, a small town which was about 20 minutes away. The houses were very different to those in France, more of a tudor-style. We reminisced over dinner and Alexander, Franz and Ingeborg's son drooped in for a ...
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