Guten Morgen Deutschland!

We touched down in Frankfurt around 8 this morning, and I felt like a kid in a candy store. A huge weight was lifted from our shoulders now that we have made it to Europe. The jetway was cool, like 18 degrees Celsius, and it was raining! Love it!

We powered through the terminal and made it to the train station where our Eurail passes were validated and we were directed to the platform to get us to Heidelberg. Since we aren't spring chickens anymore we had to spring for the first class passes, but are they worth it! The seats are more comfortable than the trains in Japan, and they gave us CHOCOLATE! Enough said!

We got into town around 9:30 after a quick transfer and got to our hostel. We left our bags and went and explored the city. It is absolutely gorgeous here! Everything is so green and all the buildings are beautiful. We spent a good few hours walking through the old town window shopping. We picked up the most delicious sandwiches from a little bakery, Gundel, and ate in the middle of one of the town squares with a view of the castle.

With full bellies, we had enough energy to hike up to the top for some spectacular views of the city. With admission we were also able to visit the Pharamecy Museum and a giant wine vat. Then we walked through the castle gardens before walking along the river . We stopped at the train station to get reservations for our next stop Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber on Thursday, then made it back to our hostel where we discovered there is a cheap grocery store downstairs, SCORE!

So happy to be here!

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Anonymous Nathan said...

Glad you guys made it to okay to Europe. Enjoy your stay in west Germany. I'm so jealous or you guys!

09 June, 2009 12:26  

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