Visited the horticultural show in Heilbronn 74072 / Germany. It’s amazing how the city could look with more green here and there
 and way less cars.

An electric mobil parcel station beside a charging station.

There were a few things of particular interest for me. The first thing is that is is obviously possible to have bees within a city and _many_ people walking right next to the beehive without angering the bees. Didn’t know this is possible.

Bee hives right next to people visiting the show. Some could even be opened to check on the bees.

Next was this FarmBot. It’s a opensource CNC farming machine that basically anyone with some skill can rebuild. It uses some 3d printed assets but the rest is kinda off the shelf stuff. Sadly I got no good picture of it since this late in the year it was not in use any more but the website has all the fancy presentations:

Unexcepted was a group of people on rafts demonstrating the historic trade of Timber Rafting. I’m not sure but I think this particular group is also from Schiltach that I visited several times before. Nice icing 🙂

Historic Timer Rafting

I’m surprised that I found interesting stuff at all. Not much into gardening so it was a pleasant surprise to find so many points of interest on the show. We were even short of time in the end without seeing all of it. Sadly it’s the end of the season so there won’t be further chances for this. Was a great day and I finally did see the finished Experimenta from the outside. Last time I visited it was still under construction.

We revisited Schiltach 77761 / Germany today and this time we were lucky. The SchĂŒttesĂ€ge museum was open just as advertised. It’s free to visit and has a donation box.

Beside the framesaw and it’s water mills it also shows the history of Timber Rafting and Tanning in the area. A really small but nice museum.

After some refreshments – it was a very warm day this time – we moved over to the city museum that had a lot of stuff that could be touched or experimented with. A lot of fun for the kids. It also hosts a tiny library with books about the town – including several well known books about half timber by e.g. Manfred Gerner. This one is also free and has a donation box.

One of the most fascinating items on display is the model of the former “Zum Adler” inn (1604), that can be seen from the window of the museum.ĂŒttesĂ€ge_Museum

Visited Schiltach 77761 / Germany that is dating back to 1275 to look at some amazing half-timber buildings. The city is also known for it’s tannerys’ quarter and rafting of timber. The SchĂŒttesĂ€ge museum showing the rafting history and a framesaw was sadly closed for unknown reasons. Maybe next time.

Later on we also visited castle Schenkenzell – or what’s left of it – after a short walk.