Posts Tagged ‘trains’

We arrived in Luxembourg at around 8PM… in the pouring rain.

Nevertheless, we started walking and taking pictures!

Stumbled upon a very cool giant passageway, looked like it was once a river, but now filled with trees, and grass

Cool lighting everywhere

Another view of the stairs

The bridge

Interesting column...

Good thing my cameras waterproof! ...right?

Another shot of the streets

Interesting fountain

Train station

Now, the plan was to catch a night train back to Hannover… Problem is, it was leaving from Metz, France at 23:53. And the train to Metz had been cancelled. However, they provided us with a bus!

The bus to Metz!

We arrived with 5 minutes to spare… Only to find the train station shut down, and security everywhere. No trains leaving.

Hooray. Damn strike.

We ended up staying in a 2 star hotel over night:

For $33 euros, not too bad.

In the morning there was a single train to Saarbrucken, Germany. We headed there to find a working transfer to Braunschweig!

Saarbrucken, Germany

Cold pole?

Very strange... statue?

After a bit of exploring we caught the next train to Mannheim, where we could transfer to an ICE home to Braunschweig!

Since we were there, we decided to hangout in Mannheim for an hour, and see what we could see…

Don't do it!

 

Now that's a cop!

Poor Mercedes...

Found a palace of some sort!

The church inside the palace...

Inside of the church

Found a bigger church!

Very impressive inside

Finally we caught a train back home. One day later then we originally planned of course! Oh well, we saw a lot more then we were going to!

 

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With 9 days remaining on our Europasses that expire on November 8th, it means we have to travel pretty much every weekend from now on until then. So, we took a look at a map, the train timetable, and ultimately decided on Danemark and Sweden! Just a 7 hour train ride away!

Woke up at 5:45AM and caught a 7AM train heading to Hannover, Hamburg, and then Copenhagen!

There are wind mills everywhere here!

A few hours later and the train pulls into what seems to be a tunnel. Next thing we know the loud speaker is telling us to get off the train during the ferry ride!

We got off the train and climbed up stairs past floors of cars, trucks, and our train! By the time we got to the deck of the ferry it had already launched from the shore.

Bye Germany!

More ferrys, same as the one we were on!

I'm on a boat!

Docking contraptions

The ferry ride took about 40 minutes, and 5 minutes before docking we were told to get back on the train. It was incredible how smooth the transition was. As soon as the ferry docked, the bay doors opened and the train kept on going.

We arrived in the Copenhagen train station around 2PM

Just outside the train station we found an outdoor rock wall! Unfortunately the facility was closed.

As we walked towards our hotel, all we could see was a sea of bikes on either side of the road. It was strange, so many, alot of which were broken and none of them were locked up!

A VW Thing!

We dropped off our bags at the hostel - Hotel Jorgensen

Got our maps and started walking. The closest point of interest just so happened to be the Botanical Gardens of Copenhagen!

Huge place!

Unfortunately it closed 5 minutes before we arrived.

Quite the view though!

Would of been nice to go inside

Big variety of plants inside the green house!

There was a large rock garden too

The garden map

The treasury (unfortunately also closed).

Caught the changing of the guard though!

Darn goose!

The Copenhagen Museum of Art!

The stretched man!

Crazy picture. Look at it.

There was also an exhibit of Bob Dylan - but it cost an entry fee and the museum was closing so it wasn't worth it.

Quite the trailer! We bought hot dogs and the shop keep accidently offered us free day old bagel sandwiches - he honoured his mistake and we left with hotdogs and salmon on bagels! Nice guy!

Visited a large fort by the sea

It was getting dark so we called it a day and headed back to the hostel, first hitting the train station to book tickets for the next days travels.

Next up, Sweden!