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November 17

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Today was a big driving day. We drove from Hannover to Mannheim. It was about 5 hours. We drove a bit on the autobahn and Michael got up to 210 km/h! It was really fast in that moment but there are so many vehicles and so much bc construction that you can’t actually drive really fast for long periods of time. Still it was fun to have some bursts of speed. At one point we were detoured off the main highway and we drove through farmland and beautiful rolling countryside. It was definitely the most scenic part of the drive that we did. For lunch we stopped at McDonald’s and had to try their local special burger. I had the truffle burger and it was alright but definitely no Alberta beef! We got into Heidelberg late afternoon and after many wrong turns on the tight city streets we found the parkade From there we walked to hotel zum Ritter, which was built in 1592. It reminded me of the old hotel we stayed in in rothemberg. So beautiful! Henry and Aganetha had a view of the castle from their room and we could see part of it from ours. Once we got settled in we went to the local brewery and had a beer. It was very brewhaus style. There were big vats in the middle where they made the beer. It wasn’t the greatest beer but the atmosphere was great. We then wandered to the old bridge and saw the flood markings as well as had an amazing view of the castle lit up in purple. Not sure why it was purple but it still looked nice! We had a quick dinner then. Michael and I continued to wander the streets and admire the old buildings. Most places were closed because it was Sunday but there was still plenty of character. We weren’t ready to call it a night just yet so we found a bar close to our hotel and had drinks and tiramisu. That’s one thing I miss a bit since having kids is just having a couple of drinks and not caring what time it is. It was a great evening! (Hotel zum Ritter st.georg)

Posted by arodavie 20:19 Archived in Germany

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