Summer holidays have started in Germany – and to beat the traffic, many Germans will be taking to the trains.
Of course no self respecting German would embark on a lengthy train journey without first grabbing a Wurst or two at the station…
… and of course a bag of Prezels, just in case the buffet car is crowded….
… and maybe a Fleischsalat on the side. Germany is the only country I know where you can buy “salad” which doesn’t actually contain salad.
There’s plenty to see if you pick the right route. In Köln the railway bridge is guarded by imposing statues… and of course the central station is only a few yards from the famous Kölner Dom. (Zero out of ten for town-planning – though if you have to change train, it’s a chance to pop out and visit one of Germany’s most impressive sights).
I also recommend the slow train from Köln going South which runs along the banks of the Rhine. Spectacular views of the vineyards, castles and the Loreley rocks. Definitely worth the extra time it takes.
Before you know it, you’re abroad….