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... a hut over the Neckar river bend. According to the sign, the river hasn't always carried the same course and it has steadily changed over the centuries to become what it is today. That is until they started cutting canals and installing locks to regulate the flow!
One of the problems about putting in locks and building on the riverbanks, is that it disrupts ...
... order where members signed a declaration that they wouldn't drink any more than 7 litres of wine per MEAL! If they failed to meet this pledge they would pay a coin fine. Needless to say, the treasure chest of the fines was quickly filled. The university students today are probably trying to emulate these drinking feats even though there used to be 30 breweries in Heidelberg and now there are just two. There is an English connection to the castle as in the ...
... go for walks as well, but you don't really appreciate it so much when you are young!
I dusted off the cobwebs from the bike and rode over to Ladenburg as well to do a loop of the Green Ring around the old town. I managed to see another pheasant and get some nice clear views over the river. Ladenburg is really old and some of the buildings and signs are amazing. I am going to do a proper walk ...
... in Africa. But I didn't realise, until I had Tourism Geography, that its the only mountain you can climb where you travel through all of the earth's climate zones. You start off in the tropics and end up looking at glaciers! We saw a presentation from one of the tour companies about the hiking packages that they do and it was amazing.
Today my dad, my aunt Andrea and my little sister jump into the Old Rhine, a little swimming spot. We go under water and listen to all the funny sounds. "I heard a flounder" "what's it say?" "There are no cops ahead" "ok good let's go". As inconspicuously as can be (we don't want to be a bad example for the kids) we drift out to the real Rhine. The moment we entered it we started floating ...