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2014 Germany / Czechia Travel Blog

Trip Home

Up early this morning for breakfast and out the door for a bus to the Mainz Hautbahnhof. Quick ICE train to Frankfurt airport only took 20 minutes. You exit the train underground from the terminal and then I checked in for flight home. Flight flight is to London Heathrow was over 30 minutes late taking […]

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Mittelrhein ( The Middle Rhine)

This Hilton really put on a spread for their breakfast buffet. Swedish meatballs and eggs are yummy and I have it free for being a Hilton diamond member. After breakfast I grab a train to Bingen where I caught another train to Koblenz. Koblenz is at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhein rivers. That’s […]

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Mainz

Left Heidelberg around 8:30 and arrived Mainz 10:30. I crossed the Rhein at Mannheim. I should have been there earlier but, I got off the train at Ludwigshafen Mitte to change trains. I should have got off at the next station Ludwigshafen Rhein. Not a problem, I just ask at the DB information desk when […]

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Old Heidelberg City & Castle

A short walk from my hotel is the old city and perched on a ledge above it the old castle. Heidelberg has one of the oldest universities in Europe and has the oldest library. I took the funicular up to the station beyond the castle where I caught another funicular to the top of the […]

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Dinkelsbühl – Rothenburg

Picked up the rental car and drove to Dinkelsbuhl this morning. It is one of many old medieval cities on the Romantic Road in Germany. It was a pleasant surprise as they were having a city festival. I left there around 1:00 pm and headed to Rothenburg along the Romantic Road. It wasn’t as crowded […]

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Regensburg

I got up and with a light misting I caught the train to Regensburg. By the time we arrived it had completely stopped raining and didn’t rain again for the rest of the day. Regensburg is at the confluence of the Danube and Regen River. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World […]

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Nuremberg

It was raining this morning and continued to rain so after seeing that the forecast for tomorrow was with less rain, I decided to put off Regensburg until Saturday. At 10:00 the rain it was still coming down rather heavy so I grabbed a taxi to the Documentation Center. It is in part of what […]

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Prague to Nuremberg

I said good bye to Prague this morning at 9:15 and left Prague station due into Nuremberg at 1:30 pm this afternoon. For some reason the train seemed very slow and stopped for long durations of time at several stations. When we hit the German border they announced we would be stuck at a station […]

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Prague – Castle & St. Vitus

Out the door and across the Vltava River and up the hill to Prague Castle. Once again the public transportation is a snap, just one block from my hotel is the metro and I transferred to a tram at another stop and I am deposited right to the side entrance of the castle. Walked around […]

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Prague/ Old Town & New

Prague was saved by the devastation of WWII because Hitler liked Prague and didn’t want it destroyed because he figured Bohemia was part of Germany. Many of the buildings are originals and date back hundreds of years. Through the centuries the Czech have been dominated by other countries. First the Germans than the Austrians. The Germans […]

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Berlin to Prague

Well I had to say goodbye to Berlin and after breakfast over to the main station in Berlin to hop on a train to Prague. We traveled through Dresden which was completely destroyed during WWII by the allied bombers. Although I didn’t get to see anything, other than the spires of the churches, it has […]

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Berlin- Museum Island

Well the rain and clouds haven’t appear and my luck, weather wise, has held through my last full day in Berlin. That is way I scheduled this a museum day because they predicted rain on Sunday. Museum Island is in the middle on the Spree River in the heart of old Berlin. It was in […]