Hotel Restaurant Hanauer Hof
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... guessed Steinach then you win a pat on the back! Any ideas about Neckarsulm or Neckargerach? Yes for the first, but the second was renamed Seebach in 1676. No Final Jeopardy for you.
Remember what two bodies of water that converge are called? One of my favourite words: confluence. Know of any? Murray and Darling Rivers perhaps? Neckar and Rhine Rivers?
... but were allowed to plunder. The courtyards of the castle are the highlight, as is the magnificent view looking down to the red roofs of the old town to the Neckar River. Neckar means "the wild man" and the river can get very wild indeed with heavy flooding following the snow melts. Eight bridges have been destroyed by flood but the 1784 stone bridge below the castle still stands. We did a walking tour of this old university town. The Heidelberg ...
... but there were a few interesting things like the coins. You don't see many old Italian Lira, French Francs, Reichsmarks or Deutsche Marks these days The 1923 Notgeld (Emergency Money) 10,000 Mark coin was pretty interesting from the days of hyperinflation.
Because we haven't been going swimming at all lately, we've been going for a few walks around the place just to get out of the house ...
I wanted to make the most of my new semester ticket, which just cost me 150 Euros, so I took the tram to Mannheim to take some photos. Under the conditions of the ticket, I am allowed to travel anywhere in the Rhein-Neckar Area, which is pretty expansive and includes not just Mannheim and Heidelberg, but also all the way east to Wurzburg. It will come in handy for sure.
I got off at the Collini ...
... and as per usual the street was lined with stalls for food, beverages and entertainment. We got lucky with the weather and I was able to take a few nice photos out and about with my 40mm pancake lens. It really makes you think about what you can take a photo of because it has a fixed focal length. But its a really compact combo and its lighter than carrying around a zoom lens.
I still take around half the shots with my compact camera as well! See if you can tell the difference.