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Travel Blogs from Karlsruhe
... mismatch between card and GPS route. So I had to change again resulting a total distance of 97 km in, so far, the best average.
Still having time to see some nice things en route ! Please find some nice pictures of Schloss Bruchsal.
The road today was a mix of large forests and the frequently appearance of one or the other ...
... fullsize Boeing 747, Russian Space Shuttle and more boats. Lots of shiny metal for me to photograph!
We started off by taking a look at the American cars from the 50's, which have tail fins and are very long. They even had an original Deloreon! Then we checked out the 3D film in the IMAX. Afterwards it was back walking though the exhibits. They are spread out through two buildings and there are plenty of tanks outside and planes on the roofing.
... lying on the grass, soaking up the sun. It's weird to see a woman sitting with a bikini on with no sight of beach around, but sunbaking is still pretty popular here or so it seems. Steffie came around with a few cool beers as well, which is the perfect way to spend a warm afternoon.
We have another long weekend because Monday is Pentacost or Pfingsten. We get all the good Catholic public holidays so I guess religion isn't all that bad. Because supermarkets are closed ...
... our destination and walked to the Castle. The castles ruins are
an important renaissance historical structure. You got up to it via a cable
car, much like the one in Wellington or the Blue Mountains. We wandered about
the castle. It commenced building in 1214 . The upper part of the castle was
destroyed by lightening in 1537. It was later damaged by wars and fires. Amazing place. A lot of it is ...
... place 3 or 4 times….even on our last day we made sure we made time to go there before our train to Switzerland!
I highly recommend Karlsruhe as a really nice, relaxed place to visit (not just because of the pizza) and somewhere that is a nice mix of big city and the calmness of a town. There were lots of things we didn’t have time to see, especially in the surrounding mountain areas…so….we can come back (not just because of the pizza ...