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The Hirsch Hotel

The Hirsch Hotel

It was a cold Sunday morning when we arrived in Germany. It wasn’t as cold as it was two Februaries ago when snow surrounded Munich airport, but it was chilly enough for a bunch of Malaysians. But instead of staying over at Tiefenbronn (which was close by) I was given a room at Hotel-Gasthof Hirsch.

And no, I can’t speak, read or write in German. The title came about after a quick visit to an free online translator website.

Here I am freezing my butt off on a Sunday afternoon, when the town seemed as if it was totally deserted. I wish Kuala Lumpur would be like this every Sunday morning:

It's cold

It’s cold

The Hirsch is a series of three buildings. The middle and the main building (where reception and the restaurant is situated) is where the sign hangs with the figure of the hart. The balcony is connected to Sudriman’s room. He seems to be the only guy with a balcony:

Buildings

Buildings

I am however spending my nights at the third building which is the appartmenthaus. There’s the entrance. If you get locked out with your key, you’re screwed. Thankfully I’m not screwed… yet:

Down the street

Down the street

There is a church right behind the hotel. As you can calculate, it is now 7.30 PM at home:

Clock tower

Clock tower

The sign says the right turn will lead me to my old hotel at Tiefenbronn. Luckily there is a bakery open around the corner. I bought two croissants for lunch.

Intersection

Intersection

Guess where this door at the nice building takes you?

Gatehouse

Gatehouse

A graveyard! There were a few people paying their respects there at the time.

Tombstones

Tombstones

Finally, here is the entrance up the one-way street toward the hotel. Apparently the police is up the road as well. And interestingly enough there is a water trough. Whatever for, I wonder?

This way

This way

Stay with us. More pictures after the break.

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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

6 Comments

  1. well in germany (and many parts of europe, even in paris) shops are closed on sunday – it’s the day of rest afterall… brrr must be cold in germany right now…

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