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... to Calgary to go to a concert, which is 130kms away. In comparison to Canada or Australia, Germany is quite small, but normally I don't travel more than 50kms outside of Edingen. France is only 100kms away, but I've only been there 3 times in 2 years!
Eventually we found our way back into Ludwigshafen and travelled south of the city centre to a park island on the Rhine River. I wanted to check out the Pegeluhr ...
... first towards Neckarhausen and then over the railway bridge to Ladenburg. There are three ways to get to Ladenburg: car ferry, railway bridge or if you like you can drive all the way around through Seckenheim, Ilvesheim and back again. Rivers make great natural barriers and it isn't hard to see why they are sometimes political-geographical barriers too.
The reason why I hesitated so long is because we have now done ...
... to that it was not the case. We visited the Heidelberg Castle which sits on top of the city, and you can see the town below. There are no furniture left. Only empty castle and some of the areas are just facades. In the Heidelberg Castle you can see the biggest wine barrel in the world. In the olden days, the townspeople had to pay taxes, and if they could not pay money, ...
... a specific train at a specific time (much like
buying an airline ticket – no refunds!!).
But, no problem, we were there with time to spare.
Our train traveled from Trier to Koblenz
– along the beautiful Mosel River, through delightful little villages and
towns. We observed many Germans on
holiday, witnessed by ...
... Neckar River. I feel a quick history lesson coming on. The official founding of Heidelberg is considered 1196 because that is when the city is first mentioned in documents in Schonau Abbey however there had been settlements in the area of the city as early as 769. Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 and is the oldest university in Germany. The University Library which was founded in 1421 is ...