Hans u. Gerti take us to the palace at Bad Homburg. I think it still has the original wood floors, which is why the tour guide gives us felt-bottom slippers to cover our shoes. We “polish the floors” as we go through the tour. The tour guide is evidently a native of Frankfurt, because he speaks a dialect. He also speaks very, very fast. Mom can’t even understand much of what he says. But it was enjoyable.
Hans u. Gerti take us inside a church. The inscriptions on the wall are Protestant in nature (John 3:16, etc.), but the the church/cathedral is very beautifully decorated with gold-layered tile work. Behind the altar is a tiled mosaic of a very Byzantine-looking Jesus. (I can’t believe we didn’t take any pictures of the inside, but I did find this church on the Web. It’s called the Erlöserkirche of Bad Homburg and it’s Evangelisch.)