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Durlach, Turmberg, Germany - 5th February 2012

By: fam-united

The Turmberg ('tower hill') is a vineyard-covered hill of the northern most part of the Black Forest. A castle ruin with watch-tower are located on top of the Turmberg. The watch-tower in particular offers fine views of Karlsruhe towards the west and the Rhine River valley. On very clear days even farther west the Vosges in France can be seen. The Rhine River is the border between Germany and Alsace area of France. The South and East offer nice views of the Black Forest, and since the Turmberg is the northern most tip of the Black Forest you have hills more than actual mountains.

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Cologne, Germany - 4th March 2012

By: fam-united

Today we drove to Cologne. Petra's husband had to be there for a Trade Fair and Petra met olgamaus.

Here is some information about Cologne (wikipedia):


"Cologne (English pronunciation: /kəˈloʊn/, German: Köln [kœln], Kölsch: Kölle [ˈkœɫə]) is Germany's fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.

Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities.

Cologne is a major cultural centre of the Rhineland and has a vibrant arts scene. Cologne is home to more than 30 museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. The Cologne Trade Fair hosts a number of trade shows such as Art Cologne, imm Cologne, Gamescom and the Photokina."



Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is the city's most famous monument and the Cologne residents' most respected landmark. It is a Gothic church, started in 1248, and completed in 1880. In 1996, it was designated a World Heritage site; it houses the Shrine of the Three Kings that supposedly contains the relics of the Three Magi. Residents of Cologne sometimes refer to the cathedral as "the eternal construction site" (Dauerbaustelle).

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Cologne Central Station: On an average day, about 280,000 travellers frequent the station, making it fifth busiest station in Germany.

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Then we walked down to the Rhine.

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We turned around and took a look back to the cathedral.

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Here's the Hohenzollern Bridge.

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Great St. Martin Churchis a Romanesque Catholic church. Its foundations (circa 960 AD) rest on remnants of a Roman chapel, built on what was then an island in the Rhine. The church was badly damaged in World War II, with restoration work completed in 1985.

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We then walked around the Imhoff-Chocolate Museum. 

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We took a look back to the Hohenzollern Bridge, cathedral and Great St. Martin.

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The museum is run by the Schokoladenmuseum Köln GmbH. Since March 2006, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli has been its partner in producing exhibits. Prior to that the partner was the Cologne chocolate producer Stollwerck, and the museum was formerly known as the Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum.

On this photo you can see, how high the water was in 1995 and you can see, where we took the photo with the chocolate girl, where we stand for the view back to the churches and bridge. The yellow line shows the way we walked around the museum and the green line the way, where we came from.

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Inside the museum we saw all the machines which are necessary to make delicious chocolate.

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There is a real chocolate fountain! We all got wafers dipped into melted chocolate. Yummy!

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This equestrian statue shows Frederick William III of Prussia. You can see here, who else is on the base of the statue.

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The Heumarkt is beside the Alter Markt the biggest place in Cologne historic city.

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There are several small breweries in Cologne. This one is located at the Heumarkt.

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It started to rain and we walked back to the cathedral. We entered it and it was so so dark inside, that we had problems to take nice photos. So please excuse the quality.

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So this was the last photo of Cologne and we drove back to Bruchsal again.

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Mannheim, Germany - 10th March 2012

By: fam-united

Today we were invited to celebrate our host uncle's 80th birthday. We celebrated at a Greek Restaurant close to the Rhine. In the early afternoon we went on a walk to have a view on the Rhine. Both, the Rhine and the Neckar flow through Mannheim. Mannheim is a nice city, Petra told me, but she had no time to show more than the Rhine.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 8th April 2012

By: fam-united

Happy Easter to you!

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Bruchsal, Germany - 22nd April 2012

By: fam-united

Finally I found time to read these two pages of two different newspapers of the week. The one is about Bruchsal asparagus. Bruchsal is famous for its asparagus fields and auctions.

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The other newspaper page is about the baroque palace of Bruchsal. I think, you have a good view to many different parts of the main building with the church tower, but still many houses are missing.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 22nd April 2012

By: fam-united

We have typical April weather in Bruchsal. There is sunshine and the next moment there is hail and thunder and rain.

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Bruchsal, Germany - 29th April 2012

By: fam-united

Here is my last update from Bruchsal. I'm off to my new host and hope to be there soon.

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Bye, Lintilla

* Posted May 13, 2012, 3:27 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Blackburn, UK - 21st June 2012

By: Sam-The-Sheep

A package arrived for Sam the Sheep.... He wasn't sure what it was...

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... The package started to wiggle and jiggle, shake and shudder, and a strange baaahhhing could be heard...

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LINTILLA!



Hi Mum!

I've been a very busy little sheep! I love it here in Blackburn. I've met 2 different travelling toys here, Sam The Sheep and Dylan The Cow! We've had so much fun. Here are some of the things I've been getting up to:

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First we went to the Sheep doctors at Redlamb surgery to make sure I was fit and well to travel. I got a clean bill of health!

We headed back home for the evening and I found some lovely flowers to much on
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Turns out the flowers weren't for munching on after all.... So I helped do the washing up to say sorry.
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The kitchen looked quite scruffy because there were no tiles around the sink. Sam is in the middle of redecorating the kitchen so I wasn't allowed in there much because I could have got hurt.

The next day we went for a little trip to Griffin park where I had lots of fun playing.
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I even got to go on a bike ride!
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Then we had some typical English weather for a few days... Rain, rain and more rain. When it finally became sunny again, we went on a big day out to Witton Country Park.
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I found a lilly pond full of ducks, fish and frogs!
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We decided it would be a nice place to get a group photo.
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There's Dylan the Cow, Me and Sam the Sheep

I went exploring in the woods but wasn't sure where I was...
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Thankfully I found this sign..
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I also found a river running through the park... Dylan fell in and got a bit wet!
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By then it was getting rather late so we decided to get a traditional English dinner.... CHIPPY CHIPS!
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We all ate together and had lots of fun.... I ate the most because I was soooo hungry!
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Now I'm off to bed because I am shattered. I can't wait to do some more exploring around Blackburn.
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* Posted Jun 21, 2012, 1:41 pm Last edited Jun 21, 2012, 1:42 pm by Sam-The-Sheep [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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