Travel Blogs from Karlsruhe
We left Berlin about 10 am knowing that the Google Map direction said it would take about 6 hours to drive to Karlsruhe, our next stop on the journey around Germany. The Blue Lake Symphony and Choir will be performing tonight in Landau, a city about 30 min north of Karlsruhe, at the Festival Hall and the following evening at the Konzerthaus in …
... to get psyched up for the return trip. But just then, the parents of our home exchange folks came for a visit. These are fantastic folks and as friendly as anyone you'll ever meet. We shot the breeze until 9:00pm or so and they left for home. While we were on the back patio we saw a hot-air balloon float by. I expect we will find ourselves on one of these things one day. Also, the moon looked great. It was time to consider packing...... ...
Weather glorious again so took the funicular up to Mercury's Vista. Quite a ride and the view was spectacular. We could see about 15 villages in the valley below from the Mercury Tower. There were also huge samples of the variety of rocks found at Baden Baden, and they dated from 142 million to 750 million years old. After our return trip on the funicular we caught a little open tourist train and learnt some more ...
... when he flicked the large spines. It was an incredible percussive performance.
That seemed to be the last of the grotto concerts so we filed outside with everyone and ended up in a huge open-air gravelled courtyard within the confines of the walls of a long, low building with arched openings. It was beautifully lit with candles on small café tables scattered about on the gravel and there was a big stage at one end, ...
... on poles and roofs.
We stopped for a coffee on the terrace of a very nice riverside restaurant, where we could actually see the river instead of the dike. Bad luck for the restaurant however, which had markers on its walls indicating the heights of the flood waters and the year they occurred, the most recent being June of last year. Nothing about the restaurant, inside or out looked like it had been through a flood a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsSchlosshotel Karlsruhe
A charming historical hotel in the center of Karlsruhe. The restaurant was very good and served a variety of traditional German fare. The staff was pleasant and attentive.
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