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There are lots of palaces in Germany, but not many real castles left. Hohenzollern Castle is one of the few - and it only still exists because kings liked having a "traditional" castle to play with, and kept rebuilding it. Which they had to do a lot, because people kept having battles and knocking it down.
To enter the ...
The rain is still torrential this morning. It is just like when we were camping in Lauterbrunen in Switzerland when the valley was swept away in the floods. Within about 5 minutes we have crossed the Rhine and now in Germany. As we start to climb out of the valley into the Black Forest the scenery becomes alpine. The houses are mostly wooden chalet type and every so often there are shops ...
... On the way we were treated to
cheese and wine.
On arrival we were shown up to our own private dining room
for a very fancy lunch. Corinne’s brother and his wife, Urs and Regula,
serenaded both Corinne and Grandfather, whilst other relatives recited home
written poems about the two of them. All very formal and all very in German. A
three course meal later we all said our good byes and headed on our separate
... maize. We soon realized that cycling aimlessly wasn’t going to get us anywhere
fast except lost and tired so we decided to catch a ferry back to Constance,
and this is where the fun started.
Problem one, we had no Euros and the ticket guys wouldn’t
accept Swiss Francs.
Problem two, the ticket guy wouldn’t accept credit card….can
you believe ...
... reading the signs, we were very nervous!
The bike ride around lakefront was lovely. The place was buzzing on the Sunday afternoon. We found the massive outdoor theatre especially created to stage major productions over the summer. The set (dominated by three huge dragons) was in the lake itself. A little more involved than Thames Musical Theatre productions! We would have loved to stay to watch but needed to get to our next stop - Friedrichshafen, back in ...