Michael and Pam's Travels

Blumburg, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช. 2017

Travelled: ย 68 kilometres from รœberlingen to Blumburg, Germany.

Visited: ย Blumburg

Stayed: ย Blumburg Stellplatz โ‚ฌ8.50 including electricity, all the usual services. ย N47.83977, E08.54256

 

 

We drive out of รœberlingen, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. ย But we arrive at the first intersection with no indicators (or blinkers in the Australian vernacular). ย This following the no head light a couple of days ago. ย I am a little pissed, Pam asks โ€˜will this cost money ?

 

I cannot see the point in driving back to Ravenburg (the headlight solution), so we drive on to Singen to a Fiat Commercial Dealer. ย Itโ€™s a surprisingly large town, we drive past several car dealerships including Ferrari, Porsche and Mazeratti before we turn into the Fiat Dealership with Pamโ€™s arm as an indicator. ย They take it into the service bay straight way and get to pulling the column and dash apart.

 

A couple of hours later, we are told a fuse within the steering column shroud was not correctly engaged. ย The indicators are now working properly, I remain sceptical and pay another โ‚ฌ107. ย We have lost a few hours, so we revise our planned destination and set the GPS for Blumburg.

 

 

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The stellplatz in Blumburg is your typical German stop. ย Plenty of room and a nice view of the countryside.

 

 

Blumburg is just your typical German village perhaps. ย Iโ€™ts nothing fancy or ancient but its an interesting walk for an hour.

 

 

We find a small tourist office in the Rathaus. ย The young woman welcomes us to town and gives us a little map of highlights. ย Our first highlight is Saint Katherineโ€™s Church.

 

 

We are surprised to find the church unlocked, so we pock our heads in for a quick look. ย The Chior are having a practice and wave us to come in.

 

 

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In a small graveyard aside the church we find this memorial to WW1

 

 

According to our highlights booklet the Schlackenbuck dates back to 1661. ย Closer examination shows the tower dates back to that period. ย The rest had collapse being rebuilt 20 years ago.

 

We have had an hours walk, passing the Aldi across from the stellplatz on our way back. ย We pop in and to our surprise find a packet of โ€˜crackersโ€™, they will go nicely with some French brie and some English chedder in the fridge. ย Germany has very limited cracker options. ย So its beer, wine and cheese night in the Hymer tonight.

 

Its a very quiet night, but chilly morning in Blumburg. ย However more importantly the headlights and blinkers are working, so its a good start.

 

 

 

 

MPG

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