Hotel Badischer Hof
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The second stop into the Black Forest region was the Maulbronn Abbey, a Monastery built sometime in the 1300s. The pamphlet we got mentioned it was over 800 years old, but I'm getting confused as some components were a little younger than that, like 600 years old. In any case, it was incredible. They had some descriptions of the masonry that was done to construct it. I just can't imagine the hard work ...
... of the baths, upstairs, downstairs and even under the baths. I have to say they were lovingly restored and the women's keyhole bath looked cool. Apparently not many women could swim back then so they built a smaller one! There were even private bathtubs down in the cellar because back in the day, most people didn't have their own private bathroom and came for a good bath once a week!
Quite interesting wouldn't you say?
... big cities and a great part of public art. I consider graffiti to be one of the purest forms of art because its temporary, openly accessible and home grown. I don't like when its on private homes or anything, but a public bridge is open gallery space as far as I'm concerned. There was even a Banksy style stencil.
Walking back over the river to Mannheim gave me a good look at the harbour area and the poorer side of ...
... around the Rosengarten and there were dozens of holes in the lawn outside the planetarium.
Just in front of the planetarium is where the Autobahn officially starts, which is unusual because the highways normally bypass the city instead of running into the middle of it. This is because the A656 was one of the first autobahns built under Hitler's Third Reich in 1935 and goes directly from Mannheim to Heidelberg in ...