September 27th, 2008

mysterious cities of gold

Germany part 2!

Hello again.  Things are going a lot better than last I wrote.  For starters, I now have my whole trip mapped out, with the exception of the very last night before I descend on Freiburg.  Stef has instructed me to see Neuschwanstein castle, but it#d mean a 5 hour train journey to get there and then a 6 hour journey onwards to Freiburg, leaving me not a lot of time to actually see anything... so I#ll give it some thought.  Anyway, what i *do* know is that soon i#m catching a train to the delightfully-named Bacharach in the Rhein valley for a weekend of boat-tripping and hiking.  Then it#s out east to Würzburg, with a day-trip to Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber.

Köln has been fun.  I#ve climed towers, descended into crypts, seen Roman ruins and even been down into an old Roman underground canal.  And seen a LOT of churches.  And the weather#s glorious -- around 18° every day so far!