Another Great Day
Trip Start Aug 03, 2010
30Trip End Aug 31, 2010
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Erin knocked on our door at 8:00 and we were still both in bed. She had been up since 4:00. I had to shut the windows last night in order to get to sleep. It got a little stuffy in the room but we managed to sleep pretty well. We got up and were downstairs for breakfast by about 9:00. They had a lot of choices including all kinds of bread with cheese and meats. We both had muesli and juice. I had yogurt and Larry had a roll with jam.
While we were at breakfast Erin had paid to have an internet connection but it wouldn't connect to most sites in the US. So she cancelled it. We will try the Internet Café just ˝ block from us in the evening. We decided to see the Schloss (castle) first today. We walked just a couple of blocks to the funicular and got a combined ticket for riding up to the castle and also for entry into the castle
So we went back to the Marktplatz and had a drink and sat for awhile. They had beer and I had a glass of Riesling wine. Derek had an apple pastry from a nearby bakery. It started to rain so we moved under the awning. We visited the shops on the platz and went to the grocery store just to look around. We dropped off our purchases of magnets and dried apple chips at the hotel. Next we headed to the Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) the local Catholic church. It was done in the typical red sandstone of a lot of the older buildings but the inside was very white with a lot of gold fittings. It was starkly beautiful. I took several pictures in the church. Next we walked a couple of blocks to the Universitatsplatz and Heidelberg University. We saw the original building which now houses and museum and the library. We also visited the Unitarian Church for the University call St
Next we headed for the Philosopher’s Walk on the other side of the river. When we got to the bridge, it was windy, cold and raining, so I decided to come back to the room to write the blog. Now I am waiting for them to return.
I read my book until they returned at 7:00. We went down to the Internet Café and updated our blogs and checked email. It was great to hear from so many of you. I wish I had had time to reply but we were getting hungry.
For supper we went to a microbrewery called Vetter Alt-Heidelberger Brauhaus. Larry and Derek had Vetter beer but Erin and I had sprite. Derek got a pork steak with mushroom sauce and spatzle (a German noodle). Larry had a big bratwurst with fried potatoes and sauerkraut. Erin and I split a pork snitzle with fried potatoes and a side salad. We were all plenty full when we were done. By then it was 9:45 so we took a short walk to the bridge for night pictures of the castle. Then we were all ready for bed.