Well, I might have mentioned it before:
actually EVERYTHING in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen is off the beaten path... But there are some spots that deserve this category more than others.
There is this canal not far from our house, it connects the Pfinz and the Rhine river. It is a great place to go for walksor to go fishing. You do need a fishing permit, though!
Since prehistoric times the banks of Rhine River were covered by jungle. Near Leopoldshfen you can still see the rests of it. High trees a growing here. They are protected and they can grow and fall and nobody is allowed to cut them.
If you stroll through the woods around Eggenstein, watch out for mushrooms - there are plenty of them!
The summer of 2003 was extremely dry, though, so this fall there are not as many as in the previous years - still enough for a nice little hors d'oeuvre!!!
this is really an excitng museum, as well in private hands, growing month for month I think...although as I heard, it is getting more difficult already to get new ones....in other words, this collection is already that great (big) and complete, there are no keys anymore in the "open market".
Just outside Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen there is nature and nothing but nature. Where the old meanders of the Rhine river now form small lakes, the woods and nature have remained as they are - no planting, no cleaning up! So this protected area is really like a jungle right in the middle of Germany!
here you see a beautiful designed quite big key on a green floor decorated in a golden frame, please have a closer look on the elegant line of the bottom part of the keys pike. ....
I like very much how this museum presents their exhibits. The different keys and knocks are put on picture frames with different colored passpartous. This looks really interesting and stylish!!
This small channel flows directly into the Rhine River. According to Heinz it is a great place for relaxing and fishing.