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Weather glorious again so took the funicular up to Mercury's Vista. Quite a ride and the view was spectacular. We could see about 15 villages in the valley below from the Mercury Tower. There were also huge samples of the variety of rocks found at Baden Baden, and they dated from 142 million to 750 million years old. After our return trip on the funicular we caught a little open tourist train and learnt some more ...
... the feel of the town - so many beautiful and huge trees giving an all over feeling of green, lots of flowers, a little river running through the town and of course the charm of the historic section. Baden Baden is the home of the thermal spas which were discovered by the Romans and we were lucky enough to stay in a hotel which had its ...
... relaxing. The view from the top was spectacular and the castle itself amazing. First built in the 11th century, it was fully restored in the early 1900s. After lunch the line of cars and crowds of people magically dispersed and we left to drive to Bergheim. Bergheim is a little, walled, medieval city, and where our accommodation was for the night. We stayed at Chez Norbet, an old medieval hostellerie. It had a private courtyard, antiques, ...
... worth seeing - it is gob-smackingly beautiful. Come see it all, I say.
As I said, we hit Baden-Baden after getting stuck in traffic that was Slow-Time. But, our diesel Hyundai 4WD machine got us there with Air Conditioning and general bon-ami in the cab. Eventually, we snaked our way to downtown Baden-Baden, J&J were ejected and banished to the spa. Shelly and I tooled around downtown.
We found Café König, the oldest cafe in ...
... and it was. By and large we kept to the back roads and saw some beautiful little villages. It was wonderful to get back to Gengenbach, however; it is the pick of the villages in this area and our hotel is superb. The hospitality is second to none - could stay for a week. Had dinner at a little restaurant that was very traditional and loved ...
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