Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim
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... up to Dilsberg, which is a small, but has a commanding view over the Neckar Valley. I have often seen it as I passed by on the train, but this was the first time going through it so we had to stop and have a look. The whole town is quite large if you consider all the houses, but the old town is what everybody comes to see. It is sort of like a theme park with the stone walls, cobblestone streets, a couple of cafes, ...
... the Salian Kingdom. This led to the building of the the very impressive cathedral which dominates the town and was consecrated in 1061 before it was completed. It was the largest church of its time and became the burial place of eight German Emperors and Kings. The Speyer Cathedral remains the largest Romanesque church to this very day. The town has typical German architecture and some large plazas around the cathedral, which it needs because of its size. ...
... Around the river bend, the Reißinsel is closed off from March to the end of June so that the local birds can breed. The Germans even have to organise their nature!
It sort of reminded me of the wildly expensive photograph by Andreas Gursky called Rhein II, which was photoshopped to hell to make it technically perfect, but in my opinion completely boring.
"5 Uhr. Zeit für den Tee!" Tee wird in die Tassen eingeschenkt.
"Danke sehr." sagt der Hutmacher
"Etwas Zucker?" fragt der Märzhase
"Ja gerne" antwortet der Hutmacher. Tee wird getrunken.
"Ein guter Tee" sagt der Märzhase
"Ein ausgezeichneter Tee!"sagt die Maus
"Halt, halt. Wo ist mein Hut?" fragt der Hutmacher
"Auf deinem Kopf" antwortet der ...
... couldn’t remember anything from when we were there before. Why didn’t we schedule time in Switzerland, I wondered? The question was answered when I purchased our lunch - $45 for two sandwiches, two waters, a small pasta salad, and a couple of croissants. Yikes! We were lucky the Canadian dollar was enjoying an all-time high compared to the Swiss Franc when we lived there.
Our final destination for the day ...