Travel Blogs from Badenweiler
Booked way back in March, today we went on a half day minibus tour of the Alsatian region, of which Colmar is one of the bigger centers. It felt so good to let someone else take the lead instead of having either Lance or myself with our head stuck in a guidebook. And we were able to tour an area you can't easily access on public transport. Jean-Claude, who runs his own mini bus tour company, speaks French, German, English and Japanese, knows his stuff when it comes to all ...
... preserving ruins budget" has been poured into planter boxes and painting the buildings. Everything here is sparkling clean, there is no smell of pee, and there are advertisements for music festivals everywhere. From pedestrian streets to signs in French, English and German explaining the significance of every building, statue, and public square, this town certainly caters to tourist needs. The weather ...
This morning we woke in Lyon with great intentions of taking Thomas to the large city park with paddle boat rentals and plenty of places to play. But unfortunately the weather did not agree. With our train to Colmar not leaving until 2:30pm, we checked out of our apartment and (after our obligatory morning pastry) went to the Musee des Beaux Arts. What a great alternative to a park for ...
... shopping in the village shop "Der Laden" and then going out to dinner. Main meal was in Minamoto - Japanese restaurant in Hotel Royal - and desert in Hotel Restaurant Waldhaus.
Back home to catch up with e-mails before retiring to bed.
Weather changed dramatically with rain, rain, rain and lower temperatures (Schneegrenze auf etwa 2000m sinkend!) should get a bit better by the weekend.
After a smooth journey through Belgium, Luxembourg and France, we arrived at the Norris Mansion in Rodersdorf at 7 p.m. in the evening. We picked up the keys from the friendly neighbor further up the hill, who told us we had just missed a really bad hail storm. After experiencing temperatures of 32-34 degrees south of Straussburg en route to Switzerland, we were surprised, but ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center