Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Monday, June 24, 2013
Destination Number 1
This is the Altes Schloss Hohenbaden, built in 1479 by someone called Bernard 1 the Markgrafen Von Baden. Although he looks like a crusader I think he's too late, but I presume his grandfather or great grandpa might have made his pile of money ransacking Constantinople Jerusalem or someplace like that.
The castle is a ruin, all the gargoyles gone except for an incongruous set of stone feet still hanging off one of walls, but a major draw for C19th Romantics.