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    #61
    Appetizer!!!

    IMG_5360 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

    Don't worry about the 2.000km, take either Fjordline from Bergen or Color line from Oslo.
    Driving through Denmark is quite relaxing, but a long distance for one day. Kiel - Sinsheim or Kiel - Stuttgart is possible...tell me the date, so we can arrange something.

    IMG_5346 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      #62
      You can visit a lot of planes. In Speyer there is a 747 partly cuttet out so you can study the complete structure.

      IMG_1536 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

      Wear casual clothing, because some of the planes are chilldren playgrounds.

      IMG_1535 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

      Staurday might be not the best day for a visit since German Premier League Club TSG Hoffenheim is playing just in the neighbourhood, then it is quite crowded.

      IMG_5350 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

      You can also visit "Aunt Ju", as we call the Junkers Ju 52.

      IMG_5355 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        #63
        There are also cars, boats, locomotives, motorbikes, bicycles, trucks, tanks, war air planes, submarines, steam organs and many many more. You have to take a bag full of coins with you, because a lot of things begin to move or to play, if you spend € 1,- for it.

        IMG_1521 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

        You will need a day for Sinsheim and another day for Speyer

        IMG_1514 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr

        Also the Tour de France is there:

        IMG_1511 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        • ombugge
          ombugge commented
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          COINS!!! How old fashion. But then again it is a museum.

        #64
        More information on the Museum website:

        https://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en/
        https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/

        The official videos are unfortunately only in German language, but you can see the president of the private owners club of the museum (he is a famous building contractor) presenting his and the treasures of more than 3.000 members:

        https://youtu.be/-7GZFetazaY
        https://youtu.be/yz4B19ck_rI

        We can go there together with friends in our historic cars (MG, Morris, Innocenti, Rover...).

        A last picture: the interior of the concorde...

        IMG_5347 by Ralf Plinta, auf Flickr
        Last edited by Ralf__; November 14th, 2018, 10:14.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #65
          Looks like a fun place to be!

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            #66
            WOW …what an amazing place! I'm very impressed.
            And your Concord c0ckpit photo is awesome Ralf

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            • Ralf__
              Ralf__ commented
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              Inside pictures are pretty difficult, since there are plexiglass walls all over the place. I will give this compliment to Regine, she took this picture.

            #67
            Oh, holy goodness, that place is an absolute must to see! That looks like something I would really, really, really enjoy so much!

            I will have to plan a trip going there some day... .just to be on the Concorde, has been a dream of mine for so many years. And then, there is the Junker too!

            If not in 2019, it'll be 2020....

            I have some friends that would like to go to the UK this coming summer.... so that I can get a tour of the Jaguar plant in Coventry(?), and buy some spare parts/ do an upgrade/ do a full overhaul...
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            • janihudi
              janihudi commented
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              as far i know ,the crash at paris marked the end for the concorde, also the fuel prizes became to high.
              as i remember wel, she was only welcome at 3 citys, London ,Paris and New york.

            • PoloUK
              PoloUK commented
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              Thijs is right, for most of her career Concorde really did live her life between LHR, CDG and JFK - despite the original launch customer having been Singapore Airlines - that didn't turn into anything. For years she did annual trips at this time of year to visit Santa at Rovaniemi. She did end up in all sorts of places on charter flights though - Bahrain, Barbados - even Kai Tak in Hong Kong (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqAHIfhgbM).

            • yvneac
              yvneac commented
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              Don't know for British Airways but for Air France Concorde flew from Paris to Rio de Janeiro and Dakar until 1982.
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