Monday morning we got up, gathered all our belongings and got on a train. Both coming to and leaving Koln we rode on the high speed train. Very smooth ride with a little side to side motion that made walking down the aisle a challenge, but nice otherwise.
Above is the other side of the heroic statue as our train heads across the bridge over the Rhine.
I got a couple of snaps in before we hit fog and couldn’t see anything.
So, what did we learn while in Germany?
Signage is all in German, so be prepared to struggle to translate it or be in the dark. However, most people are multilingual and are fluent in English. Once they figure out what language you speak they are happy to switch over and help you out. There were a lot of French speakers in Koln, both visitors and workers, which may be due to the proximity of Belgium. Heidelberg is not very far from France, but we did not hear French spoken while we were there.
Attitudes regarding public display of sexuality in Germany are the direct opposite of those in the UAE. I guarantee that you won’t see marzipan pigs doing naughty things in the store windows here. Dubai is liberal, but not that liberal.
Aside from being sick and the general miseries of travelling, we had a good time.