Karlsruhe is a little smaller than Mannheim and has a university. There's a castle of the sprawling-with-garden variety, and the roads fan out with the castle as a central point. The city is almost entirely modern, with wide roads and sidewalks, fountains, flower beds, and enormous pedestrian areas. The weather was beautiful and everyone was out walking around! Click the cherry blossoms for more photos:
|Karlsruhe Apr 09|
We had just made it from the train station to the castle when we realized we were getting a little short on time and weren't completely sure whether to trust Google Maps on the location of the theater, so we set out for it, with an ice cream stop on the way. :D
The theater was indeed where Google said it was so we were a little early and checked out all the posters outside. Today they're showing Baraka, a great movie from the 90s showing various scenes from around the world. It looks like a pretty cool place. Only about five other people showed up for the movie with us - I guess because of the great weather, or maybe people just prefer to see their movies dubbed into German rather than subtitled. Some of the movie is actually in Hindi and then subtitled into English so at points there was a little confusion with English and German subtitles all over the screen! Still, I was happy to get to see it in the original language. After the movie we wandered around, mysteriously (or not-so) in the mood for Indian food, but unable to find any in the vicinity of the theater. We decided the general direction of the university may be the way to go for that, and found some!!
We headed back to Heidelberg on the 8:30 S-Bahn. It was packed to the rafters with people coming to Heidelberg and Mannheim to party! There was definitely a summery feel on the hot, standing-only party train. ;)
And now: today's Heidelberg Spring Watch!There's green above the line of the castle now!