14 June 2009

The Amazing Race - Part 4

Monday, June 1 st was our anniversary. When we finally made it out of Zurich (in case you missed that from the slideshow captions from Part 3, we had a very difficult time finding the right road because of confusing signposting), we had a nice drive through the countryside back into Germany. We enjoyed a stop at Lake Titisee before arriving in time for an afternoon nap at our hotel in a small German village outside of Freiburg. After a very busy trip up until that point it was nice to have a relaxing evening together.

The next day we packed up and headed north to Heidelberg for a quick 3 hour tour of the castle and old town, including lunch. I could say a lot more about this, but I'll let the slideshow/captions do the talking.

From there we were counting the hours until we had to get on the airplane, but we had about 1 hour to spare. We saw on the map that Worms was about 10 miles out of our way, so we made an even quicker stop there to see where the Diet of Worms took place. There was a large Luther Monument that we spent some time looking at. Our favorite photos are the two below.
This is to immortalize the words that Luther supposedly said as he left the Diet of Worms, "Here I stand, I can do no other, God help me! Amen."

We had an uneventful trip to the airport, flight home, and trip to our friend's flat in Glasgow for the night. Before we hit the clouds on Wednesday on our way back to Aberdeen we saw the Scottish Saltire in the sky. What a nice welcome home.
Here are the rest of the photos from the remainder of our trip (click to view larger/with captions):

1 comment:

Mama Em said...

Thanks for taking the time to show us! I want that steak you can cut with a butter knife!