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Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)

Envelope for our tickets for the Lange Nacht Der Museen (Long Night of Museums). I am pretty sure Wir w?nschen gute Unterhaltung  means "We hope you enjoy the entertainment" photo 282985_10100726996664860_1124929144_n.jpg

The envelope our tickets came in. I think “Wir wünschen gute Unterhaltung” means “We hope you enjoy the entertainment”.

When I was going to link back to this post in the last one, I realized it didn’t exist. I don’t know if I accidentally deleted the draft or if I forgot to write one. At any rate, here it is now, and if it had appeared in order I think it would have been between Meeting a Fellow Blogger at Cafe Gecko and My First Checkup With a German Doctor. In mid-April last year, we had tickets to the MEIER Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums). It’s an event held between Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Ludwigshafen, and if you have a ticket you can go to museums in all of those places all night long. That year the tickets were about 16 euro each and were good from about 7pm to about 2am.

The program, which was all in German, so it was a little hard to use. I used their website and ran a bunch of descriptions through translator to pick places in Mannheim before Tim decided to change plans and wing it in Heidelberg. photo 224874_10100726996739710_1353913963_n.jpg

The program

Before that night, I went through the program  trying to figure out where we should go. It was in German, so it was a little hard to use. I used their website and ran a bunch of descriptions through translator to pick out places in Mannheim. The day of the event, Tim decided to we should start in Heidelberg and wing it. So we did.

As it tends to do when we go somewhere (for example in Speyer and Günzburg), the rain decided to show up. This made it pretty miserable trying to find our way around. At one point, we wandered into the Heidelberg Kongresshaus Stadthalle thinking it might be part of the event, but we quickly realized we were in the wrong place when we saw people all dressed up.

Eventually we found our way to some of the museums. Unfortunately they don’t tend to allow pictures inside and with the rain I didn’t really want to take pictures outside. I kind of wish I would have because outside the one they were doing some kind of show with fire (and weren’t doing it once we exited and it had stopped raining for a bit). With the weather we ended up just sticking to Heidelberg instead of also going to Mannheim.

The Kurpf?lzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg(Palatinate Museum of the City of Heidelberg) photo 166074_10100726996884420_442288506_n.jpg

Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg (Palatinate Museum of the City of Heidelberg)

I didn't think I was supposed to take pictures inside museums, but I took this one of the way we came out of the Kurpf?lzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg(Palatinate Museum of the City of Heidelberg). photo 229936_10100726996789610_1461111932_n.jpg

I took this one of the way we came out of the Kurpfälzisches Museum.

Walking down Hauptstrasse (which the Kurpf?lzisches Museum is on). photo 401872_10100726996934320_1013465785_n.jpg

Walking down Hauptstrasse (which the Kurpfälzisches Museum is on).

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4 Thoughts on “Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums)

  1. How nice, I’ve never been to the Lange Nacht der Museen but always heard good stuff. Too bad it rained, seems like typical German spring weather. :-/ Heidelberg has a lot to offer museum-wise and I am not even sure if it’s worth driving all over the place (to Mannheim) during that one particular night…

    • I’m starting to think it’s typical year-round German weather. It’s fall and it’s been raining for over a week straight. It seemed like Mannheim had quite a few as well. The tickets actually include transportation in all the cities, so we could have taken the train to Mannheim and used the bus system once there. It might not have been a bad idea if it was a nicer night but it was hard enough to find our way around Heidelberg.

      • Hoping for better weather the next time you go (if you do, but perhaps you should, at least if you’re still in that area, Vogelweh is not too far from Mannheim).
        You’re right, Germany has a lot of rain. It’s a little bit like Washington state, I heard. It can be quite depressing, I had my take of winter blues. :-/ You just need lots of distraction.

        • I’m not sure if we will or not. We are still roughly in the area. I think Mannheim is like half an hour.

          I don’t mind it sometimes. At least it’s nice for napping and cuddling with the dogs lol. I had stuff I wanted to see this week while I had the car for a change so the rain was a real bummer, but at least I had stuff to keep me busy inside.

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