To get to the tourist old town required a drive through the busy commercial centre before arriving on the western bank of the river. We arrived just after midday and we set about looking for a car park. We were nervous about this because we visited the city once before in 2007 and had completely failed to understand the car parking arrangements and we had driven around in circles before stopping for only the briefest of stays and then giving up and going to nearby Speyer instead.
We were determined not to make the same mistake this time but despite, as I thought, following all the signs carefully we found ourselves missing them all and doing the circuit again. I concluded that the signs are either very confusing or I am incredibly stupid! Luckily lust a millisecond before my patience expired we found an underground car park right in the altstadt.