Hohenweil castle in the mist

Trip Start Mar 29, 2006
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Trip End Feb 28, 2007


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Sunday, October 15, 2006

SUNDAY, 15th October
 
A day of typing, painting, reading and watching TV. Amazingly I have almost completed this log. Mainly due to the fact that we have not done much touristy in recent days.
 
MONDAY, 16th October
 
The mornings definitely had a pattern now. Early fog followed by clear skies in the afternoon with the mist still hanging over the hills in the distance. But we are restless...cannot wait to get back on the road again. But...today we made it to the top of that Singen hill...but only just. We went into Singen town centre to buy some wool for Anne and some CD's for me. We continued on to Ramsen, the nearest Swiss town, to fill the car with petrol (20 cents cheaper) and our mouths (at a later date) with chocolate.
 
We turned around to go home but at the last moment I decided otherwise and we drove up the winding road to Hohenweil, the name of that hill, parking the car outside the information office and ignoring the German signs to purchase a ticket. We dragged ourselves up the steep walking track to the top of the hill and the castle walls. We nearly turned back a couple of times because they do not do steps in Germany and the track slopes are therefore incredibly steep at times but we made it and there was a cup of tea available for us at a kiosk there. We could not quite see the lake through the mist but could see most of the surrounding hills and the town below.
 
The castle itself was mostly in ruin and covered a lot of the top of that hill. Our lack of tickets meant that we went no further but we could see that it was a large fortress and that in the distance some reconstruction was being done. I believed they have concerts and meetings up there. We took the road back through Worbington, a more direct but slower route back.
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