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Frankfurt Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg Day Trip
"Neuschwanstein Castle Tour: (7 hours)Board your coach in central Frankfurt in the morning and travel roughly 262 miles (422 km) south to the enchanting Bavarian town of Füssen located at the southernmost tip of Germany’s Romantic Road.Füssen is home to one of Germany’s star attractions: Neuschwanstein Castle. Perched on a rocky hill this fairy tale palace rises steeply above the village of Hohenschwangau dominating the surrounding plains and Alpine foothills. You’ll understand immediately why Walt Disney used this royal castle as his inspiration for Sleeping Beauty.Bypass the entrance lines and follow your guide on a narrated tour of the castl the shy and troubled King Ludwig II who used the palace as his personal refuge during his turbulent reign. Neuschwanstein is by far the most distinctive of the king’s three Bavarian castles built in classic Neo-Gothic Revival style. Its grandeur is simply breathtaking.After your tour
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Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
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Private Tour: Heidelberg Half-Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Meet your expert guide and air-conditioned vehicle outside your centrally located Frankfurt hotel to begin your private 6-hour sightseeing tour of Heidelberg a picturesque town on the banks of River Neckar in southwest Germany. Often described as Germany’s most beautiful city Heidelberg is renowned for its Baroque Old Town pretty Renaissance buildings and haunting castle ruins. Follow in the footsteps of the romantic poets most notably Johann Wolfgang van Goethe and the likes of painter William Turner and fall in love with this beautiful
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More Things to Do in Queckbronn

Mercury -- very hot or very cold

From the sun to Mercury, the first planet, you have to walk (or cycle, as I did) 58 meters, representing 58 million kilometers at a scale of 1:1,000,000,000.At this scale Mercury is only about the...
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May 05, 2012

Saturn at the Observatory

Up near the top of the Karlsberg (Charlie's Hill) is the Weikersheim Observatory, which is run by over a hundred amateur astronomers who are members of the Weikersheim Astronomical Society.At least...
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Nov 18, 2011

The Sun -- a star among many

The Weikersheim Planetary Trail begins on the Tauber Valley Cycling Route at the northern edge of the city of Weikersheim. A yellow sphere, about one and a half meters in diameter, represents the sun...
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Nov 18, 2011

Venus -- a greenhouse (but it isn't green)

Venus is similar to the Earth in some ways -- mass, diameter and orbital duration -- but with an atmosphere consisting of 96 % carbon dioxide Venus is a terrifying example of what can happen to a...
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Nov 18, 2011

Earth -- Planet of Life

You have to walk or cycle another 42 meters to get from Venus to the Earth, the "largest and most massive stony planet, and the only one with detectable life on it."The text panel points out that the...
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Nov 18, 2011

Mars, the red desert planet

The distance from the Earth to Mars, the next planet, is 78 meters on the Planetary Trail, corresponding to 78 million kilometers in the real Solar System.From the model you can see that Mars is...
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Nov 18, 2011
 
 
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The Asteroid Belt

There isn't any model at the Asteroid Belt, but there is a text panel which explains that between Mars and Jupiter there are numerous small and larger rocky boulders circling the sun.The largest of...
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Nov 18, 2011

Weikersheim from the Asteroid Belt

Looking out across the corn fields from the Asteroid Belt you can see Weikersheim, a small city with 7,512 inhabitants.In the center of the second photo you can see Weikersheim Castle, where open-air...
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Nov 18, 2011

Jupiter -- the giant in the Solar System

Jupiter in the model is about the size of a baseball, which doesn't seem terribly gigantic unless you recall the tiny spheres that represented Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars further down the hill.The...
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Nov 18, 2011

Nature Park Karlsberg

At the top of the Karlsberg, between Saturn and Uranus so to speak, is a walled-in forest area called the Nature and Free Time Park Karlsberg.This park is home to what the Germans somewhat poetically...
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Nov 18, 2011

Uranus -- reclining round the sun

As you can see from the model, the rotational axis of Uranus is so tilted that it is nearly horizontal (97.9 degrees of tilt), so the planet is practically lying down as it orbits the sun.The stone...
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Nov 18, 2011

The ex-village of Queckbronn

Local historians estimate that Queckbronn is around a thousand years old, though the first mention of the village in a written document was not until the year 1261.Like Weikersheim (but unlike nearby...
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Nov 18, 2011

Wind power at Queckbronn

Between Uranus and Neptune there are several recently-installed windmills for generating electricity.Germany was the world's leading user of wind power for a number of years, before being overtaken by...
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Nov 18, 2011

Neptune -- the outermost planet

From the text panel we learn that the existence of the planet Neptune was predicted by two astronomers in 1845 and was actually sighted through a telescope in Berlin in 1846.The prediction was based...
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Nov 17, 2011

Hotels Near Queckbronn

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Marktplatz 5, Weikersheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Deutschordenstrasse 8, Waldhausen, Aalen, Baden-Wurttemberg, 73432, Germany
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Marktplatz 3, Rothenburg, 97996, de
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Marktplatz 3, Niederstetten 97996
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Hauptstrasse 39, Bad Mergentheim, 97980, DE
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Erlenbachweg 17, Bad Mergentheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, 97980, Germany
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