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Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the upper Rhine 2015

Dag 11: Kehl-Strasbourg-Kehl

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Bike holiday along the upper Rhine 2015

Added on 29 Jul 2015

on 19 Dec 2015

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

25

Cumulative elevation gain in m

256

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,02

Cumulative elevation loss in m

264

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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by Ottocolor on 29 Jul 2015

Track points in total

577

Track points per km (avg)

23

Start/endpoint

Start location

Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, DE (143 m NHN)

End location

Kehl, Baden-Württemberg, DE (134 m NHN)

ridden on

22 Jul 2015

Weather

Another hot day, but some scattered cluds. No winds.

Accommodation

Campingpark Kehl
Rheindammstraße
DE-77694 Kehl am Rhein

Properties

Strasbourg is a fine city for biking with tarmac paths along roads, rivers and canals, of which there are plenty in the city centre. The signposting is poor, but we had no problems finding things thanks to my specailly planned Strasbourg-route on my GPS.

Remarks

Before breakfast I have a swim in the Rhine in my birthday suit. After breakfast Simon stays on the camp site while I relax in the open air pool next to it. Lunch on the camp site. After that we cycle via a posh bridge for pedestrians and bikers across the Rhine. Our first goal was the magnificent cathedral Notre Dame, built in the late Middle Ages out of pink sandstone from the nearby Vosges-mountains. It never got its second tower, as it was planned. The single tower is built open with holes through it. This technique was considered especially rare and noble. After the visit inside the cathedral and on the tower platform it was time to relax at a café. I sat outside chatting with people and Simon inside watching Tour de France on a tv. I had my wrist watchstrap mended at a watchmaker. Then we had a bike ride to the European Parliament, The Human Rights Court and the Council of Europe at the former building of the parliament, which I had visited in high school. We went on along the river Ill to the quarter of Petit France with many canals and islands. We had a beer and soft drink break on the terrace of the noble restaurant L'Ami Schultz. Strasbourg had turned out to be a splendid city with many old houses and a pleasant atmosphere along the many canals. After this we cycled back to the camp site and Germany via the Rhine bridge. I climbed a high wooden tower in Kehl and enjoyed the view, while Simon prepared our dinner at the camp site. After dinner we did just nothing apart from playing table tennis.

Travel report

På den flotte bro til lette trafikanter over Rhinen/On the posh pedestrian bridge across the Rhine
På den flotte bro til lette trafikanter over Rhinen/On the posh pedestrian bridge across the Rhine
Foran Strasbourgs imponerende domkirke/In front of the impressive Strasbourg cathedral
Foran Strasbourgs imponerende domkirke/In front of the impressive Strasbourg cathedral
Filigranarbejde fra højgotikken/Elaborate work from the flowering of the Gothic epoch
Filigranarbejde fra højgotikken/Elaborate work from the flowering of the Gothic epoch
Ét af Strasbourgs mange bindingsværkshuse/One of the many half timbered houses in Strasbourg
Ét af Strasbourgs mange bindingsværkshuse/One of the many half timbered houses in Strasbourg
Inde i den storslåede gotiske katedral/Inside the magnificent Gothic cathedral
Inde i den storslåede gotiske katedral/Inside the magnificent Gothic cathedral
Ægte middelalderlige glasmalerier/Genuine medieval stained glass paintings
Ægte middelalderlige glasmalerier/Genuine medieval stained glass paintings
Prædikestolen har smukke træskærerier/The pulpit is elaborately decorated with wood carvings
Prædikestolen har smukke træskærerier/The pulpit is elaborately decorated with wood carvings
Orgelpulpituret set nede fra gulvet/The organ loft seen from the nave floor.
Orgelpulpituret set nede fra gulvet/The organ loft seen from the nave floor.
Udsigt over byens tage fra tårnplatformen/View across the roofs of the city from the tower platform
Udsigt over byens tage fra tårnplatformen/View across the roofs of the city from the tower platform
Domkirken har kun ét tårn, det søndre tårn blev aldrig bygget/The only tower of the cathedral
Domkirken har kun ét tårn, det søndre tårn blev aldrig bygget/The only tower of the cathedral
Én af verdens største sandstensbygninger/A view on one of the worldʹs largest sandstone buildings
Én af verdens største sandstensbygninger/A view on one of the worldʹs largest sandstone buildings
Kig hen over tårnet over korsskæringen/The tower above the intersection of the nave and transept
Kig hen over tårnet over korsskæringen/The tower above the intersection of the nave and transept
Simon følger Tour-etappen på en tom café/Simon watching the Tour stage in an empty café
Simon følger Tour-etappen på en tom café/Simon watching the Tour stage in an empty café
Stemning i de små gyder i den gamle bydel/The mood of an old city is felt in the narrow alleys
Stemning i de små gyder i den gamle bydel/The mood of an old city is felt in the narrow alleys
Én af Europas smukkeste byer, synes jeg/In my view one of Europeʹs most splendid cities
Én af Europas smukkeste byer, synes jeg/In my view one of Europeʹs most splendid cities
Domkirkens hovedportal i lyserøde sandsten/The main portal of the cathedral in pink sandstone
Domkirkens hovedportal i lyserøde sandsten/The main portal of the cathedral in pink sandstone
Det nye Europaparlament er en enorm bygning/The new European parliament is a massive building
Det nye Europaparlament er en enorm bygning/The new European parliament is a massive building
Her bor den europæiske menneskerettighedsdomstol/Here resides the European Court of Human Rights
Her bor den europæiske menneskerettighedsdomstol/Here resides the European Court of Human Rights
Her holdt Europaparlamentet til indtil 1999/The seat of the European parliament until 1999
Her holdt Europaparlamentet til indtil 1999/The seat of the European parliament until 1999
Simon foran rækken af Europarådets flag/Simon in front of the flags of the European Council
Simon foran rækken af Europarådets flag/Simon in front of the flags of the European Council
Bierstub Ami Schutz er en ret fornem restaurant/The pub Ami Schutz turned out a posh restaurant
Bierstub Ami Schutz er en ret fornem restaurant/The pub Ami Schutz turned out a posh restaurant
Så det var ikke her, vi spiste aftensmad/So this was not the place we had dinner
Så det var ikke her, vi spiste aftensmad/So this was not the place we had dinner
Men det var skønt med en kølig øl på en hed dag/But a pint of lager was great on this hot day
Men det var skønt med en kølig øl på en hed dag/But a pint of lager was great on this hot day
Simon slapper af og venter på sin drink/Simon relaxing while waiting for his drink
Simon slapper af og venter på sin drink/Simon relaxing while waiting for his drink
Den fede cykelbro over til Tyskland/The superb bicycle bridge across the Rhine to Germany
Den fede cykelbro over til Tyskland/The superb bicycle bridge across the Rhine to Germany
Dette tårn i Kehl besteg jeg, mens Simon lavede mad/This tower I climbed while Simon was cooking
Dette tårn i Kehl besteg jeg, mens Simon lavede mad/This tower I climbed while Simon was cooking
Udsigt mod Strasbourg med domkirken til venstre/View towards Strasbourg, the cathedral to the left
Udsigt mod Strasbourg med domkirken til venstre/View towards Strasbourg, the cathedral to the left
I baggrunden bjergkæden Vogeserne/In the background the mountain range of the Vosges
I baggrunden bjergkæden Vogeserne/In the background the mountain range of the Vosges
Kig ned i en park med Kehl i baggrunden/A view down on a park with Kehl in the background
Kig ned i en park med Kehl i baggrunden/A view down on a park with Kehl in the background