Hotel Feuerbach im Biberturm
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After all, mainly flat stages, today I approached the Black forest hills.
Starting in Soellingen, it went up immediately, from 100 metres up to 600 close to Ehningen.
From there it went down again through the beautiful Naturpark Schoenbuch.
Nevertheless, despite the climbing activities, the stage today was the longest so far, 106 km.
you have to work hard but it is compensated by the views ...
... walk to the station and the weather was beautiful.
[Just an aside about smoking over here - they smoke everywhere, and is really gross. Says this ex- smoker. lol. The hotel at Delemont smelt of cigarettes in the foyer - a real put-off; at another place my towel smelt of cigarettes. Yuk.]
Caught the ICN train 1615 from Delemont to Basel and arrived at 8.53. Found the train I'd planned to take to Kahlsruhe, and as we were going down the escalator ...
While Mum was visiting, we took her to see Ludwigsburg castle, now full of flowers.
It was also full of rather interesting birds, including flamingos! They exist outside of cartoons! Having only seen them in Alice in Wonderland ...
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after a tip from Bruce, we headed out to see Ludwigsburg Palace..wow, this guy knew how to build a decent place to live in. We're going to see some others in the next week or so.
Today we also managed a trip to the Porsche Museum. It was fabulous but lacked the depth and detail of the Benz one. The biggest upside ...
... us in. That didn't happen though. We walked around the sides of the castle to a cliff edge to try and get a photo of the castle but the angle wasn't great but I swear to god as we were trying to take photos a little boy (about 10 years old?) came and took a photo of us and then ran off! The cheek!
After our brief stroll around the castle we decided to head straight to Stuttgart where we hoped to find some food and plonk ourselves into bed and watch a movie. ...