Traffic going into Mannheim is still crazy. After all, why not dig up a major intersection between 0900-1500?
After picking up the guys, we drove over to the Mannheim Art Museum Since we were a few minutes early, we had a chance to walk around the garden and fountain in the center next to the Water Tower (follow this link – then hit the English language button on the top menu if you would like to see a picture.)
Starting the first floor, once the museum opened, we wandered all the floors (and got up and down via the huge freight elevator). The majority of art is modern. Some of it was interesting, much of it left all of us shaking our heads. But the café in front served an excellent lunch.
From there, we traveled over to Worms. It is a great medieval city, much of the wall is intact. Rather than follow a really set agenda, we wandered several parts of the town. There is a wonderful small hat shop, a great pedestrian zone and a real problem finding parking. We didn’t get to the old Jewish Quarter on this trip. But there was yarn to be seen and coffee to be bought.
I dropped them back in Mannheim in time for me to feed the family prior to services.
California – not China.