17 Dezember 2007
Trip to Cologne
Yesterday, a very quick (200 km in just one hour) and very punctual train (it arrived at destination ten minutes earlier than scheduled) brought us to Cologne, where we met the Terai couple, friends from Japan who are in Germany for some days.
Of course, we took some minutes to visit the giant Kölner Dom and the big christmas market at its feet.
But a sudden emergency at the dome entrance involving lots of fire engines was far more interesting.
We had coffee somewhere in the countryside outside Cologne, and a relaxing (well, for some who had the chance to be carried) walk at dawn, before taking our (punctual) train back home.
PS: I hereby apologize to the german railway Deutsche Bahn for always complaining about slow and delayed trains!