Blogs from Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe


Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg December 21st 2014 romantic city!! Germany's oldest university town is known for its baroque style of the old town (Altstadt)..lively university culture (oh boy do we know this one), and most stunning half ruined castle Heidelberg Schloss. Many 18th & 19th century romantic poets, most notably Goethe spent many an hour being inspired by this beautiful city. Today as you meander the ally's of the old town, finding half ruined buildings, the light the sound builds constantly making this city probably one of the most romanticized and romantic cities of all of Germany. We have spent the last 6 days just wandering, enjoying coffee's, gluewein (of course) sampling many sausages in a roll in the markets to interesting array of meals at night. German food is somewhat stodgy...I guess you just can't have it all, hey! We met ... read more
beautiful Xmas trees (1)
beautiful Xmas trees (2)
Heidelberg Castle at night

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg December 17th 2014

on the 3rd day of Christmas my travels bought to me: 3 different types of cabbage, 2 Old Prague Hams a roasting, and, a bowl of beef goulash in a cob bowl!... read more
two old Prague Hams a roasting
1 bowl of beef goulash in a cob bowl

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg July 30th 2014

So if there were a contest between Heidelberg and Frankfurt in which had the prettier city, Heidelberg would win hands down. Which had more sights to see? Heidelberg. Which had friendlier people? Heidelberg. Where was the better hostel? Heidelberg. (And I stayed at two different ones in Frankfurt.) I arrived Monday afternoon in Frankfurt to a roaring thunderstorm. In between torrential downpours, I made my way to my hostel, Five Elements. The hostel itself wasn't bad, but it was humid, and a bit musty in the bathrooms. Due to the rain, and questionable neighbourhood, I didn't venture out past 8pm. Sightseeing wasput aside, because I knew I'd be back to the city. Tuesday was also expected to be rainy, but fortunately it held off for mist of the day in Heidelberg. I arrived at my hostel ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg June 12th 2014

Heute wird die Fußball-WM in Brasilien mit dem Spiel Brasilien gegen Kroatien eröffnet und damit steigt die Vorfreude auf die eigene Reise nach Brasilien. Am Sonntag morgen geht es von Frankfurt über Lissabon nach Recife. Auch wenn es effektiv nur drei Tage sind, die ich die WM in Deutschland verbringen werden, muss natürlich trotzdem das Auto geschmückt werden.... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg October 30th 2013

Stuttgart to Heidelberg via Heilbronn Germany 29 Oct 2013 On this Tuesday, we woke up to rain but it wasn’t too cold. Our camp site was 10 minutes walk from the Mercedes Benz Museum so that was our 1st destination in Stuttgart. We found it with no problems because it was huge! We walked past a big soccer stadium on the way, which was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. There was also a massive area where the city holds expos and major fairs and exhibitions next to the camp site. One would expect a pretty spectacular building from Mercedes Benz….and we got it! There were 8 floors (9 levels and 16,500 sq m)of displays covering the chronological history of the M-B vehicles starting in 1886, and how they influences the cultures and history of countries to which they ... read more
300 SEL 6.3 in Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart Germany 29 Oct 2013  (1)
300 SEL 6.3 in Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart Germany 29 Oct 2013  (2)
Mercedes Benz 1st car in Museum Stuttgart Germany 29 Oct 2013

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg August 30th 2012

Die wärmste Stadt Deutschlands - Da muss ich natürlich hin - und ich bin sehr positiv überrascht: Heidelberg ist eine ganz tolle Spanien - Alternative! Mit mediteranen Flair und angenehmen Temperaturen lässt es sich hier wunderbar aushalten. Auch die vielen kleinen Seitengassen sowie die wundervolle Altstadt machen Heidelberg zu einem tollen Wohnort. Hier würd ich mich doch ganz dolle wohlfühlen :-) Auch der Ausblick vom Schloss ist in Abenddämmerung einfach nur herrlich - da waren die 315 Treppenstufen auch egal, die man hochgehen muss ;-)... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg August 6th 2012

AUGUST 6 We had a relaxed pace (finally) and spent most of the day up at the Heidelberg Castle, touring and enjoying the city views. We were successful in finding Bryan a Bierstein, which will remind him for years of all the delicious German beers he has enjoyed during this trip. Our last night in Germany!... read more
Part of Heidelberrg Castle

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg August 5th 2012

AUGUST 5 We each have one reason for never wanting to move to Europe: Hanna does not like that almost everyone smokes in public places and Bryan could not live without his Canucks! Nevertheless, Hanna had to drag Bryan out of München to head for Heidelberg. The town is a cute historic river city, and after a stroll around we enjoyed some cold bevies on the river on a barge restaurant. Later, we decided to do like the locals and eat dinner (pizza!) in the park with a bottle of wine. The view was spectacular and we were happy not to be in a restaurant! Bryan read about a bar that serves 110 different whiskeys, so we headed there and stayed much longer than we had planned! It turned out to be a local dive bar ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg July 28th 2012

Nachdem ich am relativ kurzfristig das Go für das Kundenprojekt bekommen habe, durfte ich mich erst mal brav hinsetzen und jede Menge Formulare ausfüllen und mich um einen Konsulatstermin kümmern. Ein netter Herr am Telefon hat mir, für die geringe Gebühr von 1,79€ p.M, einen Termin im Frankfurter Konsulat am Montag den 17. Juli gegeben. Die Päckchen-Odyssee Als ich am Freitag vor dem Konsulatstermin immer noch keine unterlegen aus Amerika hatte (zugeschickt von Fragomen), bin ich sehr nervös geworden. Immerhin wollte man ja am Wochenende an den Bodensee fahren. Ein Anruf bei Fedex hatte dann bestätigt, das Paket hängt in Ulm fest, dank falscher Postleitzahl. Da es keine andere Möglichkeit gab, das Paket vor dem Termin im Konsulat zu bekommen, habe ich das Auto eines unserer Manager ausgeliehen und habe mich von Heidelberg auf den Weg ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Heidelberg July 14th 2012

Like the previous day, we left Pension Bruns at 9 o’clock. Mark went to the bank in the station to get his traveller cheques exchanged. I had checked the timetable for departure at the station and learnt that the train for Heidelberg would depart from the platform 12. However, the train didn’t turn up even though my watch indicated at 10:10. Then, in a few minutes later, the gentlemen in the Deutsche Bahn uniform came to us and told us that the IC train for Heidelberg would depart from the platform 6. The train left Frankfurt slightly later than scheduled. The IC train brought us to Heidelberg just after 11 o’clock. We found the tourist information centre around the station and bought “one day Heidelberg Welcome Card”. It was €11 each, and included transports in Heidelberg, ... read more
Heidelberg Old Town
Pharmacy Museum

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