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Heidelberg (day 3)

Day trip

sunny 32 °C

Today we had arranged a day trip to Heidelberg. A town saved from bombing in the war. This city is also very famous for its university. Many Nobel prizes have been associated with this university. The is a huge focus on education and research in Germany and I really think our government could learn a lot from the way this country is run.
The castle that overlooks the town is also very spectacular. We were however advised that many pickpockets are also fond of this town and we were advised to wear our packs on our front.
It was interesting seeing just how fast the traffic went on the autobahn. Cars were out of sight in no time.

We got back to Frankfurt late afternoon and found a laundromat to clean our "airplane clothes" and even in the laundromat the attendant spoke almost perfect English. His story was quite interesting as well, growing up playing a lot of soccer, only to get many injuries he couldn't continue but now sees people he used to play against earning as much money in one game as he would in a year. His attitude was still very lovely.
We googled a traditional German restaurant for dinner tonight and ordered what is considered popular with the locals (schnitzel with mushroom sauce) and it was amazing.

Posted by Seanjo 20:10 Archived in Germany

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