City Hotel Karlsruhe
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... 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 ...
... and although there is another modern set up (more like a huge swimming complex) and one more elaborate for the rich and famous, I decided to take the plunge in the more traditional atmosphere. Also given its age and the fact that many famous people have been here before me was enough convincing for me.
Thursday afternoon was particularly bleak so I decided that no better opportunity to try the warm mineral spa baths that has made this town famous, ...
After a trip to Colmar France, we stopped at the midway point back home at Baden Baden. We had afternoon tea at the hotel and then explored the Casino, Theater, and beautiful surroundings. We spent the afternoon relaxing at the Caracalla Therme Baths. One thing I've learned how to do since being in Europe is to disconnect on the weekends and enjoy life and Baden Baden is the place to do ...
We then made out way to the palace where we climbed the tower. IT was a good workout.
Once we got up we got a great view of the city and what was left of the fan layout.
We then went down and looked at some of the palace items in the museum and then went for a stroll in the gardens.
Here we saw the greenhouses with lots of tropical gardens. It's pretty cool.
We then took Siobhan to work via the mall. We then made our way ...
... quite a few furniture pieces which were saved from destruction. They included the original throne, sceptre and sword of the Markgraf along with old furniture sets and even an extensive travel beauty case. Sadly photos were forbidden.
We got to walk up to the top of the tower to see the view over the city. The tower also marks the central point of the city which seems to radiate out from the Schloss in all directions. It kind of gives you a sense ...