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97a. To Elsa Einstein
Lautrach Castle, Monday [6 August
The trip was again a mess, everything else as planned. but the outcome was al-
ways good. The
train had only sleeping cars and didn’t take me. Only the
via Leipzig. The trip was pleasant, but I only arrived at one thirty in the afternoon
in Stuttgart, where at first I did not find
But another train arrived from Ber-
and my suspicion was confirmed that Tete, who looked cheerful and
well, would pick me up at that time. We traveled at 5 o’clock to Ulm, where we
arrived at 7½. We slept in the Hotel Russischer Hof, where I registered as Adolf
Steinthal. Just the overnight stay cost 570 000
Yesterday morning we first
climbed the church
Then followed a grand reception at uncle
whom I had already notified Saturday evening. Aunt
was again seriously
ill, but she recovered somewhat. In the afternoon I couldn’t avoid family coffee at
I managed the gifts for
and the former, but am now quite with-
out money. I had to exchange the guldens already in Berlin for the ticket. I gave the
francs to Marie. If I only had taken more with me! Yesterday evening we traveled
here and were met by a car. This here is a castle of great splendor and beauty
(baroque). Albert was here and has behaved very
He was here the entire
didn’t let him leave, since he is really enamored of him.
Kossel is here, Prof Martin from
whom I know from the Zurich days,
a female teacher and some young folks. The sky is radiant and so is Herr Anschütz.
We were not in
because it would have been complicated and because
I—didn’t have enough money.
at once and ask him whether it would make sense if I were
to travel on Friday for 8 days to Munich. Then I come home again, in order to prob-
ably go with Albert to Kiel in September. Send the children
more money; oth-
erwise they will get into great embarrassment. Bear in mind that one million is
barely more than 4 peace
One notices it when one travels!
I went for a walk in Ulm with Paul
for an hour and we talked pleasantly.
He wears a full beard and is overall dignified, but less bourgeois than Alfred, whom
I saw with his
are good together despite everything. Old
Mr. Steiner is suffering quite a bit. Marie has a permanent position as a worker in
a cigarette factory and feels quite satisfied.