Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photos: Heidelberg

 Heidelberg is one of my favorite cities. The architecture is beautiful and it's a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. If you are traveling in Germany, this would be a great stopover between Frankfurt and cities further south, like Stuttgart or Munich.
One of the sites to visit is the Heidelberg Schloss (pictured above). Parts of the castle can visited for a fee, but you can walk around the courtyard for free. This is a great place for views of the city.

Another site is the Heiliggeist Kirche (Holy Ghost Church) in the main market square surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops.

Stroll along the Alte Brueke (Old Bridge) which is a pedestrian only bridge for a view of the Neckar River and the castle.

A statue on the Old Bridge.
Another statue along the Old Bridge.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Things You Can Find in the Ladies Room of an Irish Pub

-straightening/curling iron
-jelly beans
-chewing gum
-futuristic hand dryers by Dyson (this one was actually in the Guinness Store House)

Originally posted in my private blog in April of 2008.

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's the Little Things-Going to the Movies

There are quite a few movies out this summer that I would prefer to see at the movie theater. It's a similar experience in Germany, but there are a few little differences.

*Most movies shown are dubbed in German. There are some movie theaters that show films in the original language films. For us this means a bit of trip to one of these theaters.
*When buying your tickets, they are expensive here too, be sure to take a close look at it. There are assigned seats in the movie theater.
*In addition to popcorn and soda, the concessions also sell beer, sometimes sparkling wine, and coffee. Of course, you can also find candy!
*Once you find your assigned seat, watch the movie and enjoy your snacks. About halfway through the movie, there will be an intermission-perfect time for a restroom break.
*On your way out at the end of the movie, make sure to put any glass bottles in the crate for recycling! 

Enjoy your night out at the movies!