Oh, Heidelberg! how I loathe thee...

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September 6th 2011
Published: September 23rd 2011
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What do I want? What will make me happy? Nothing, nothing, nothing Nothing! Hüsker Dü Heidelberg has something to offer for everyone: If you're a Chinese tourist, you don't have to go out of your way to experience the town's gorgeous two sights. Just stay in line, follow the group and listen to the tour guide's elaborate explanations. Try to take at ... Read Full Entry

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Church of the Holy Spirit

Nazi amphitheatre deep in the forest; Joseph Goebbels himself inaugurated it in 1935
Thingstätte seatsThingstätte seats
Thingstätte seats

The amphitheatre is still highly popular these days; concerts are held here in summer, locals flock to it in their thousands on the Walpurgis Night (April 30th) to get drunk and eagerly await the arrival of spring and another Hitler

Korean black bean noodles

23rd September 2011

This brings back memories. :)
I lived in and worked in Heidleburg for 6 months, when I was 22.
25th September 2011

A great misanthropic rant
You could be describing any multitude of places if you just changed the city name. It's tragic how redundant the world can become regarding locals and tourists. At the same time, with a sense of humor, it's hilarious how people predictably fall into stereotypes more snugly than Cinderella in her glass slippers. Enjoyed the writing!
25th September 2011

Thanks for the feedback, Michelle, it's very much appreciated! It's true what you wrote, and I don't think I ever want to live again in a place that touristy. I' d rather travel myself and be a bit less conspicuous but more respectful than the average tourist in Heidelberg.
25th December 2011

The first of your blogs I've read after seeing this on Michelle's recommendations of 2011. What can I say?......I loved it.
28th December 2011

Wow, thanks for the kind words, Anastasia! It's always nice to get feedback, especially from such a talented blogger like you! :) I wasn't even aware that I'm a recommended blogger of 2011, not bad!

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