Classic Hotel Harmonie
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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We had a great sleep last night in our little third floor pension which we found online. The bed was great as was this mornings European breakfast. After checking out, we walked through Haslach and took a few photos of this neat little Black Forest town.
Heading north, we passed through Lichtenau and of course had to stop at 7 Sommerfeld Strasse, our first home away from home (1975-78) The Murphy gang might remember that there was an Edeka grocery ...
... some soccer fans (singing in our pub before they moved on, having a great time) and then we moved down the street for lunch. Closer to the boat we found a great restaurant and we sat inside although I think the locals were staying outside - it was still a little cloudy and cool for us - we had a fabulous leek soup and potato roll with mushrooms and onions - just delicious. Now, we were ready to head to ...
... the city hall dating back to 1200 although it has been extended twice with different architectural style. It has been rebuilt after being extensively damaged by allied bombing in WWII. The highlight was the Cologne cathedral, which is the second tallest church in Germany, is a magnificent structure. It took 600 years to build, starting in 1260 and not finishing until 1880 (although there was a period of 200 years when no work was done because they ran out of money). Some ...
... mostly in cities. We did laundry, took naps, showered every day because we could, and ate hot dogs for dinner. (That was all we could buy at the closest "market") It was amazing. Oh, and our marriage turned one year old there, which is crazy and mushy and all of that stuff.
Admittedly, this blog is really short because we spent a lot of the week before relaxing and reenergizing. Moving around as much as we do can be exhausting at times, and sometimes ...
... on Tuesday morning to discover that the entire course would be in German...some administrative miscalculation. Do I speak German...mmm nope! I did understand the bits where the teacher was making fun of people onboard, small anecdotes about internet and toilets malfunctioning and the odd drinking hilarity, the useful things from those seven-year distant days sat making blue tack sculptures at the front of mein Deustche Klasse.
Luckily, the teacher of ...