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The final thing we did on Sunday was drive along the scenic road that winds up and through the Black Forest. Germans call this the Schwarldhochstraße, we called it the scenic road as the former is a bit difficult to pronounce. It was really beautiful, and winded about 60 km up to the highest elevation ...
... into building something so intricate and vast. I know this is nothing compared to some other European sights we will come across, but it was still incredible. The monastery was nestled in the sleepy town of Maulbronn at the foot of some hills. On the hills was a vineyard, which was really picturesque. In this region, the vineyards are all grown on hillsides, which seems kind of challenging. Enjoy the ...
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 ...
... We didn't see anyone else while walking down when we were heading down the hill back to Heidelberg which was a little strange to me. It seems like in the U.S. a lot more people would take advantage of only having to pay for a one way ticket and walk down. The walk back was definitely worth it. At one point we walked past a bench almost completely covered in moss. Another area had a small tree stand and another tree stand ...