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Having great time at Rutenfest, Ravensburg, Germany

 
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added on 12th of October, 2006
Rutenfest was again awesome. I always feel fortunate to be able to spend time with all my friends there. It's a ton of people that you only see once a year and you still have a somewhat close relationship with all of them. In the US this would be the 10 year reunion or so.

Anyhow, I had two guests from Romania who got to take a look at my crazy city during this interesting time of the year. They rented a car which we used to drive to the airport on the 3rd. It was a very nice day and I had just about recovered from the festival. Quite nice how well everything worked out at the airport, returning the car and so on.

I was desperately trying to call my friend Mano in Stuttgart to meet me for a cup of coffee before taking off to Hungary and then Romania. I couldn't reach him of course... this was at noon and he was probably still asleep recovering from the Saturday night party.

The flight is really convenient and cheap. We were flying Germanwings, which is one of the discounters in Europe. You can get flights for €1 where you only need to pay for taxes and the flight is like a cab, you hop in, pick any seat and off you go.

Once we arrived in Hungary, we had a driver waiting for us. This was rather by mistake, usually we take the mini bus which takes you directly to Romania, but my friend's sister messed up booking it. The cost is still only $100 for the 4 hour drive. Typically they charge you about $20 per person for the bus and $25 per person for the train., so this wasn't a bad deal at all.

Anyhow, when I arrived in Oradea I called up a friend to hit the town a little bit. I ended up partying again!!! This club I went to is called Escape... Quite fun place indeed and CHEAP! Hehehehehe
 

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1. Aug 3, 2006 Having great time at Rutenfest (Ravensburg)  (* 5)
2. Aug 3, 2006 My visits to Oradea (Oradea)  (* 3)
3. Aug 23, 2006 One Night in Budapest (Budapest)
4. Aug 24, 2006 Five hours of Vienna (Vienna)  (* 6)
5. Sep 7, 2006 Trip to my house at lake Balaton in Hungary (Csopak)  (* 21)
6. Sep 25, 2006 Back home in Ravensburg (Ravensburg)

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Ravensburg History

Ravensburg is one of the oldest medieval towns in the area of the so called "Schussental", a valley of an river called "Schussen". The origin of the city can be traced back to the celts who already settled upon the later castle hill of Ravensburg with an castle, for war times. The city was first mentioned by documents on 1088 A.C. and the name derives by the castle, the dynasty of the Welfen built there on 1050. The last Welf, living on the Ravensburg, was Welf IV, duke of Spoleto. He gave the castle and the area to his nephew Friedrich I. Barbarossa., not to Henry thge Lion, duke of Bavaria and Saxony, who was maybe born... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Ravensburg

Rutenfest - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Rutenfest das ist das beste fest im ganzem Jahr.Es geht vom 24 Juli-28 Juli.Es ist ein gaaaaaaaaaaanz besonderes Fest.Es fängt am Freitag an da isch froher auftakt am samstag ist insignienübergabe und das armbrustschießen... Read more »

The versatility of Ravensburg - Apr 12, 2009, by Wazling
Ravensburg is a amazing place. In the two world wars it wasn't heavily hit, so the medieval town is completely preserved. It's really interesting to see for example the old town hall from the 15th century or the many towers of medieval... Read more »

Der mehlsack - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Der mehlsack ist einer der vielllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllen  toooooooooooollllllllllllllen Türme in RV.Er hat mindestens 400 stufen und ist mindestens 50 meter hoch ich finde er ist der... Read more »

Ravensburg Erlebnis - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Ravensburg hat ja soooooooo viele Türme tja aber Vietsburg hört sich nicht gerade nach Turm an oder es ist ja auch kein Turm sondern wirklich eine alte burg.Das Welfen hat diese Burg gebaut um eine Stadt zu gründen denn alle... Read more »

Der blaserturm - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Der blaserturm Sie werden sich fragen wer oder besser gesagt was ist das nun ja es ist ein Turm in Ravensburg und von dort hat man den besten überblick über die ganze Stadt.Früher hieß er auch der Feuerwehrturm denn... Read more »

 
 

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