SCHLAMBERG

02 octobre 2010

SCHLAMBERG

We left Bulgaria with VERY early plane at 6.55 and arrived around 09.00 in Frankfurt Hahn or better say Hahn The End of the world Airport. 

We left 26 degree for 12 degree, rain and fog...perfect weather to stay in bed all day...
On Airport parking, we had a car waiting for us...a Mercedes hehe, a bit of German motor proud....
After 90 minutes drive we reached Bad Durkheim in PFALZ. First thing was to get things to eat and drink. So we stop at HIT to buy Bratwurst, Senf, Veuve Cliquot, Laugen, and other vital things...
Ready to go up to the the forest but before we had say hi to an old Friend. 
Now up to a part of Bad Durkheim called SCHLAMBERG between Wine yard and Forest you are out of civilization and the silence takes you away.
So we organized ourselves and we started to cook some Bratwurst and open a nice bottle of St Saturnin, the type of wine that the local guys can not drink...Too heavy they say....Nevermind French get more!
After we went for a walk in the forest and surprise mushroom everywhere....So we collected some...this will be perfect with the Turkey steak and salad in the evening....We collected so much for drying so that our german friends could also benefit during the long Winter months.....
Back to Chaloupka, Dacha, Xija or how you want to call it....the little house in the forest and we started to prepare dinner so let us open a nice bottle of Savigny les Beaunes 98 Premier Cru something nice to enjoy even more the nature....
We heated the house with the oven and some wood that the German Friend prepared...and has he is not doing the things half, a all forest was cut in exact size to fit in this oven....incredible sense of organization and precision.....
Then a German zombie came to visit us he was so dead that he even found french wine delicious and eat some mushrooms with us. 
After a nice sleep around 14 hours we went to walk in Forest to a tower called guess it ??????? Bismarck Turm and we continue to make around 12 Km. Back we needed a shower and here has there is no water you have to see the neighbors and take douche gel and towel. Was also a good opportunity to share a moment with our friends and open a veuve cliquot and watch the life at Schlamberg, you can stay there hours to watch if the neighbor is late for work or if the cat finally makes it to reach the kitchen...this is better than a Bergman movie.....
Any way this place is breathing the quality of pure nature life if you do not like it or can not get accounted with spiders, wild life moving in the forest at night, avoid it! I like to go there to find back memories but also to resources for future adventures....
So for my Pfalzer friends a bit of history and you ll see that why I like Bad Durkheim so much it is maybe because of French influence :-)
Between 1200 and 500 BC, the area around the eastern end of the Isenach valley was settled byCelts, who also built the Heidenmauer (“Heathen Wall”), a Celtic ringwall.
On 1 June 778, the town had its first documentary mention in the Lorsch codex as Turnesheim. A letter of enfeoffment from the Bishop of Speyer in 946 dealt with Thuringeheim. About 1025, building work on Limburg Abbey, nowadays preserved only as ruins, was begun.
Town rights were granted on 1 January 1360, but were withdrawn again in 1471 after ElectorFriedrich the Victorious of the Palatinate conquered the town and wrought considerable destruction. After the slow reconstruction, Dürkheim passed to the Counts of Leiningen in 1554.
In 1689, the town was almost utterly destroyed when French troops in the Nine Years' War (known in Germany as the Pfälzischer Erbfolgekrieg, or War of the Palatine Succession) carried out a scorched-earth campaign in Electoral Palatinate. This time, though, reconstruction was swifter, leading to Count Johann Friedrich of Leiningen granting Dürkheim town rights once more as early as 1700.
In the late 18th century, as the French Revolution was beginning to spread into southwest Germany, Dürkheim, as the Canton of Durkheim (without the umlaut), became part of the Department of Mont-Tonnerre (or Donnersberg in German). After the Napoleonic Wars, it ended up along with the rest of Electoral Palatinate’s territory on the Rhine’s left bank in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
For its seven mineral springs, Dürkheim was given the epithet Solbad (“brine bath”), and in 1904 it was given leave to change its name toBad Dürkheim (Bad is German for “bath”, and a place may only bear this epithet on state recognition of its status as a spa town). In 1913, the Rhein-Haardtbahn (a narrow-gauge tramway) was opened, linking Bad Dürkheim with Ludwigshafen and Mannheim.
In 1935, Grethen, Hausen and Seebach were amalgamated.
On 18 March 1945, Bad Dürkheim was badly stricken by an Allied air raid in which more than 300 people lost their lives.
In Rhineland-Palatinate’s administrative reform, Hardenburg and Leistadt were amalgamated with Bad Dürkheim on 7 June 1969, as was Ungstein along with its outlying hamlet of Pfeffingen on 22 April 1972. Moreover, the town, having belonged to the old district of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, became the district seat of the newly formed district of Bad Dürkheim and also lay in the likewise newly formedRegierungsbezirk of Rheinhessen-Pfalz, which would later be abolished in 2000

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