What have I been doing in Germany?

Trip Start Jul 16, 2014
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Trip End Aug 14, 2014


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Flag of Germany  , Hesse,
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Here are some highlights: Day Three: 19/7 Lets get out of Frankfurt Day: as there is not a lot to see and do in Frankfurt I decided to do a one day tripper to a place describe by a travel writer as 'stained by being over tourist beyond recognisable from commercialism' Heidelberg - well yes it was busy with tourist including myself however I did walk up steep slope to the Heidelberg castle and looked at the panoramic views over the river and village - my opinion its a well preserved historical village that gives tourist an insight to what life was like in the 16-17th century.

Day Five 20/7 A Lazy Sunday afternoon ( remember the song) Today I thought I'd do a bit of shopping - so i asked the waitress when I was having my breakfast 'what time do the shops open on a sunday?' their reply was NO shops are open on a Sunday in the Whole of Germany including supermarkets - W-H-A-T
so I guess plan B will have to go into action - The Jewish Museum - and after the museum a tikki tour on a very colourful Ebbelwei Express (Applewine tram) where you can listen to German Folk music whilst having a swig on the apple wine and nibble on pretzels (to soak up the apple wine) while you view the scenery. It was funky and FUN.

The Jewish museum was a bit of a fizzer - poorly displayed displays and the atmosphere was not very pleasant - you had to go through a security check and it appeared they have a very strict budget when it comes to their air con - as there was none - it was so hot - i had to leave. However I did get an insight about the history of the Frankfurt Jews etc.

Why does Germany close on Sundays? one reason its a day of rest as well-as family time - which was apparent when I was walking along the River Rhine. Families spending time together.
What else happens on a sunday - 1. Protests - police out in full force ( wearing studs beards etc )in riot gear to control a small crowd of Palestine protestors.
2. Cultural experience - free music from Mongolia
One grizzle - The people at the Information centre belong to the (Not so friendly club) if you ask more than one question you get snapped at and treated like 'why are you asking another question! go away is the impression one got. Hotel staff are much more friendlier : )

Day Six: Cologne here I come......
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