Blumburg, Germany 2017 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Travelled:  68 kilometres from รœberlingen to Blumburg, Germany.

Visited:  Blumburg

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

We drive out of รœberlingen, the sun is shining and the birds are singing.  But we arrive at the first intersection with no indicators (or blinkers in the Australian vernacular).  This following the no head light a couple of days ago.  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.  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.  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.  The indicators are now working properly, I remain sceptical and pay another โ‚ฌ107.  We have lost a few hours, so we revise our planned destination and set the GPS for Blumburg.

The stellplatz in Blumburg is your typical German stop.  Plenty of room and a nice view of the countryside.
Blumburg is just your typical German village perhaps.  Iโ€™ts nothing fancy or ancient but its an interesting walk for an hour.
We find a small tourist office in the Rathaus.  The young woman welcomes us to town and gives us a little map of highlights.  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.  The Chior are having a practice and wave us to come in.

In a small graveyard aside the church we find this memorial to WW1
According to our highlights booklet the Schlackenbuck dates back to 1661.  Closer examination shows the tower dates back to that period.  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.  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.  Germany has very limited cracker options.  So its beer, wine and cheese night in the Hymer tonight.

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

Michael and Pam

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