Köln Quick Trip

September 15, 2013 – Our last day in Germany began with a breakfast buffet in our hotel.  We’ve been enjoying all the wonderful breads, cheeses, cold cuts and sausages at these breakfasts.  We left our bags at the hotel, and then hopped a train for a whirlwind trip of Köln. The train ride is just…

Berlin to Frankfurt

September 14, 2013 – We decided to take a later train to Frankfurt and spend the morning in Berlin.  Our hotel has small lockers where they can store bags (ours fit without difficulty, but larger suitcases might have a problem) after guests check out. Our first destination was another world class museum – the Neues…

Berlin Museums – Day 2

September 13, 2013 – We walked a few blocks from our hotel over to the Brandenburg Gate, and then headed to the subway.  Louisa might have chosen this time as her chance to hop a train after the warning, doors closing lights went off.  She might have left Tony on the platform.  Fortunately we met…

Berlin Museums and Reichstag Building

September 12, 2013 – Any day that starts with crusty rolls, cheese and Nürnberger Rostbratwurst.  And any time we get to take a walk through a lovely city and explore some interesting museums is also good. We began with the Pergamon Museum.  We’d read that this museum tends to get crowded quickly, but we got…

Journey to Berlin

September 11, 2013 – It’s been an eventful trip so far, and we have just one major city left – Berlin.  Today is slated to be a travel day, with a five hour train ride and then a bit of time in the evening to explore Berlin. We knew we’d be on the train through…

Day trips from Nuremberg

September 10, 2013 – Today started grey and rainy.  We’ve really had great weather for most of the trip, though, so we’ve been fortunate in that regard.  The plan for the day is to see two towns a train-ride away from Nuremberg – Bamberg and Wurzburg. Due to train schedules, we started the day in Bamberg….

Kaiserburg Nuremberg

September 9, 2013 – Today began with another hotel breakfast.  We’re definitely spoiled with good butter, good bread, cold cuts, cheese and coffee.  After breakfast we started the walk over to the Kaiserburg.  Maybe it’s because we’re Americans and, well, we just don’t have fortresses and castles.  Or it’s that we think things that were…