Friday, December 18, 2015

Ulm Minster, Germany Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

ULM MINSTER

What an amazing experience this was. Walking up to Ulm Minster was breathtaking. The height alone was powerful enough, not to mention its beauty. Zak & I took Cristina & Suzanne to Ulm after our visit to Hohennagold(my previous post). 


Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

You can see I couldn't even get the entire church/cathedral in the picture.
So we went in and was able to see some of the beauty inside before our journey up to the top. 


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Ulmer Münster, Deutschland


Ulmer Münster, Deutschland



Ulmer Münster, Deutschland



Ulmer Münster, Deutschland


So now is the time for the climb to the top. No elevators in here, and also really tight spaces. As you know I am out of shape and overweight right now, so this is something I had to do. This Cathedral is the tallest church in the world and has 768+ stairs that go up a spiraling tight staircase. 


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OK HERE WE GO....

The way up is very hard. Your mind can play tricks on you, and you feel like you can't stop much because others come up behind you and can't pass by, but we push on and see beautiful things on the way up.

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Just when you think you have made it to the top, they have an even smaller spiral staircase to the top where people have to go both up and back down in. So I took a seat and was going to quit and say I was close enough. It took a good 20 minutes before I got up and decided to go for it.

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Finally at the top and so many beautiful things to see, even some red balloons!

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland



Ulmer Münster, Deutschland


Ulmer Münster, Deutschland


Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Time to go back down and get back to reality and plant my feet on the sweet flat ground.

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Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Ulmer Münster, Deutschland

Thanks to Zak, Cristina & Suzanne for the push/support and great day.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hohennagold Castle

Hohennagold Castle & trip to the Worlds tallest cathedral.  We have a family member & her friend visiting us for a couple days as they backpack through Europe. So we wanted to go to some fun places. Hubby(Zak) came up with a pretty good game plan. We drove from Stuttgart & first stop took about 1.5 hours to get there. We found a parking spot (possibly private parking spot), and headed off to climb a long steep hill. Of couse I am completely out of shape and was complaining & taking breaks every couple of minutes, but the sweat was worth it when we finally made it to the top. 


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'The View halfway up this hill wasn't so bad :)'

So once we hit the top I sat down on the closest thing I could find, rested/de-sweated and started taking pictures and loved looking at the Castle.

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This is the beauty you first get to take in.

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The castle wall still standing

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Zak looking Hot & posing for me!

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This Castle was built in 1100 then they made it bigger in 1153 & 1162. Lots of destruction came to this Castle with the 30 year war & in 1945 a tower was destroyed then later restored to preserve this Castle as a ruin. 

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Sadly this was the last picture taken at this beautiful place. We walked about 5,000 steps and was very excited to be walking downhill instead of back up. We grabbed a quick ButterBrezel in town and took off for our next destination.. So next blog will be about the tallest Cathedral in the world (yes we climbed to the top so come back soon for that)


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Brianna

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