Category Archives: History

Hohenzollern Castle

Of course, on a tour of Europe, you have to visit a castle so we headed to one on Tuesday morning.  We could see our destination when we were still several miles away. We parked at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Battle of Le Linge

We drove south along the Rhine to Colmar. The city was the hometown of Auguste Bartholdi, the Frenchman who designed the Statue of Liberty. In 2004, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bartholdi’s death, the city erected a quarter-scale, 39′ … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Cathedral

On Monday morning, we went to Strasbourg. We crossed into France halfway across the bridge over the Rhine River. There was no customs station, and in fact no border presence at all except for a small sign on the railing … Continue reading

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To Switzerland We Go

We headed south toward the Swiss border, an hour and a half away. We drove on the autobahn, along many stretches where drivers can go as fast as they want. This is the “no speed limit” sign. I’m not a … Continue reading

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Birkenkopf (Rubble Hill)

Our daughter and son-in-law were amazing tour guides. Our plane landed at 9:10. We connected with them about half an hour later. We made a quick stop at their apartment to drop off luggage, and by 11:15, we were out … Continue reading

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