One of the most catching places on our way! Besides the main name, this city has a few nicknames. Because of the location it sometimes called Gates to Schwarzwald (a big forested mountain chain in Baden-Wurttemberg lands) or the Golden City – because of its jewelry and watch-making traditions. The most interesting places to visit are associated with the last nickname – the Jewellery museum in the Reuchlinhaus cultural center and the watch exhibition (with almost 80 0000 exhibits) in the Technical museum. But that proved to be not the only reason of the city goldenness – walking out of the Parkhotel Pforzheim in the evening, we witnessed an incredible sunset lighting.
The city is mostly famous as a hometown of Hermann Hesse: he was born here and spent a part of his childhood. The unknown fact about Calw is that the clock company PERROT GmbH&Co locates in the area. What could be so exciting about another clock? Indeed, not easy answering! Actually, these clockmakers do the tower clocks! Yes, exactly the clocks adorning the European cities with hourly ringing.
Frankly speaking, our next stop was the Hohentwiel fortress ruins. But we want to write specifically about this amazing place, so we move right to the next destination – Shaffhausen. It is the northernmost city of Switzerland, and, up to us, one of the prettiest! Every house in the Old Town is decorated with oriel windows and painted facades. The Rhine’s water is really turquoise, and, by the way, the biggest European waterfall – the Rheinfall – is located here.
Twenty minutes away from Zurich, this little town mainly attracts by the castle of the same name – one of the largest and most interesting in Switzerland. As the legend says, there, on a mountain, lived a dragon terrorizing the neighborhood before two knights defeated it. One could hardly say who truly lived there, but the thing we know for sure – the peak scenery is stunning!
Unfortunately, here in Lenzburg our trip came to a final destination. In the lobby of the Hotel Lenzburg our international team said goodbye to each other before setting off to different sides of the globe.
It was a great week full of interesting places, and, more important, full of incredible people that made the tour unforgettable! We want to thank Visit Europe and the European Institute of Cultural Routes for the given opportunity, all the organizers and guides – for the organization and hospitality, and all the participated bloggers – for the amazing company! We hope this big world will give us a chance to come together again :)