Thursday, April 26, 2018

Germany - Post 3

April 21-25, 2018

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

 - well known for its' medieval old town.

 Town wall - you get a good view of the town from the wall

Streets in Rothenburg are full of tourist shops

Buildings on the town square

 Town fountain camouflaged by half timbered buildings

 Park just outside the wall

 Spring flowers

 View of the town from the wall


Nuremberg

 Frauenkirche, a 14th-century Gothic church

 View of the Pegnitz River

 Street artist doing a sand sculpture

Berlin

 - a very large city that is a wonderful place to visit.

 Berlin TV Tower with the World Time Clock in the foreground

 St Mary's Church

 Statue of Martin Luther, St Mary's Church, and Berlin TV Tower

 Check Point Charlie

 Brandenburg Gate

 Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

 Berlin Bears

Words to live by from Mark Twain

Germany - Post 2

April 15 - 20, 2018

Freiburg


Freiburg Minister - Gothic cathedral in the center of town.


Beautiful old building in the central square, Munsterplatz.


 Streets in Freiburg

Student building at the university. As you can see, bikes are the best way to get around town.


Freiburg's version of the Fremont Bridge Troll in Seattle.


Titisee

 - lake and town of the same name. 

Row boats and paddle boats for rent.


Our campsite. The campground was at the opposite end of the lake as the town. There was a wonderful path along the lake to town.

Fussen

 - a Bavarian town very near the Austrian boarder. 


Late afternoon in Fussen


Sculpture in front of the tourist information center.


According to the map, Fussen is next to a large lake, but it was dry. There is ferry service on the lake that begins on May 1st, so I hope water arrives soon.


View of the mountains above Fussen.


 Schloss Neuschwanstein

View from Schloss Neuschwanstein.


Top of the Tegelberg Cable Car near Schwangau, Germany.


There were at least 20 or more para gliders in the air the whole time we were there. Someone was always taking off from the launch point. It was fun to watch.


The para gliders layout their sail, watch the wind instruments for the proper wind speed, then lift up the sail.


If the sail fills with the wind, they turn to face down the mountain, and run off the top of the cliff. It looks absolutely crazy.


There were hang gliders too.


 Always lots of para gliders in the air.

Germany - Post 1

April 10 -14, 2018

Trier

- along the Moselle River. We visited here last year on our Bike and Barge trip.

City center at dusk.

Electoral Palace, now government offices.


Decorations on the Electoral Palace.


Fountain in the pedestrian only shopping district.


 Store window displays.

Beilstein

 - along the Moselle River. Another town we past thru on our Bike and Barge trip last year.


View of Moselle River and Beilstein from Metternich Castle ruins.



Streets in Beilstein



Inside the Church of San Cristobal



View thru the wall at Metternich Castle ruins.


















Bacharach

 -along the Rhine River.

View of Bacharach and the Rhine River.


The town is surrounded by a wall. This gate is the one we past thru to enter the town. There was plenty of height, but it was tight width wise.


Another town full of interesting old crooked buildings.


Werner Chapel ruins


Path thru town











Baden-Baden

 - a spa town in the Black Forest area


City planter full of spring flowers.



Baden-Baden tourist information center



Cathedral spires in the center of the city.



Formal garden along the Lichtentaler Allee



Statue in the gardens



Beautiful flowering trees were everywhere.



Inside the Museum Frieder Burda. The building was more interesting then the art.



A painting in the Museum Frieder Burda.



Very strange art display in the Lichtentaler Allee.



Horses drinking from a city fountain. After drinking his fill, one of the horses stuck his head deep into the water and blew bubbles thru his nose. He kept it up for quite a while, having a really good time.