Hotel Villa Achenbach
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Willkommen from Deutschland! After a long series of flights, basic required tasks and getting my bearings I finally found myself on a train hugging the Rhine river heading north to Dusseldorf. While I am basically heading the opposite direction of the rest of my destinations I wanted to see my friends Tory & Carlos and meet their two children. You may remember Tory from this blog before, as I met her in Vietnam as she was traveling around the world. I also saw her again ...
... to spend a longer time looking at them.
After we had been through the cathedral, we went to the treasury next door, which had a lot of additional gold work and medieval religious relics, including some that had bits of Charlemagne’s bones in them, including a gold arm which has within it a bone from Charlemagne’s arm – this was clearly an important business in the middle ages!
... over 600 years before the Cathedral was finally completed, and a magnificent building it is indeed. In contrast to its gothic origins is a large stained glass window composed of hundreds of coloured squares.
Along Buttermarkt for dinner where Paul tried one of Cologne's specialties, Himmel un Ad. This loosely translates to black sausage and onions ...
Saturday 20th September 2014
Today we slept in and took our time. It was our lazy day.
We got up and had some breakfast. We ordered a beehive pastry and a quiche to share.
The beehive cake was nothing like back at home. It tasted pretty bad, we could not finish it. The quiche was great.
We then walked around town looked at the ...
What a pleasant surprise Dusseldorf was. We caught the train into the city from the airport and found streets of German pubs, great food and the best gelati! The train/metro system was the most confusing one we had come across but we got there ok. A river ran through the city with the town and pubs on one side and ...