Trip to Dusseldorf, Cologne and Wuppertal
The trips of low cost are a fashion and also there are a reality. One of the destinations that in the last times is becoming popular is that of the German city of Dusseldorf. From Valladolid or Santander (also from other Spanish cities) the Irish airline Ryanair demolishes to Weeze airport placed to approximately 80 km to the north of Dusseldorf. This modest airport (an ancient military base in which even it is possible to contemplate from the air multitude of hangars and búnkeres camouflaged) can serve like starting point to realize diverse excursions both for German and Dutch or Belgian cities in a radio of action of scarcely 200 kilometers (for putting an example Ámsterdam one finds placed 170 kilometers of Weeze). A group of friends we decide to prove fortune and realize a short trip to Germany visiting Dusseldorf, Cologne and Wuppertal.
One of the disadvantages that has the flight of low cost takes root in the untimely schedules. We come to Weeze at about 11 p.m. (the 11 of the night!). We had the reserved rent cars and practically they were waiting for us with the keys of the hand to be able to close the office and leave to its house. At night all the cats are brown and also all the ways can take you to Rome or not, it depends on the wise move of the driver or of the navigator (what big invention!). Very close to Weeze we had a few rooms reserved in a coquettish detached house of scarcely 8 rooms. Very advisable: big, very luminous rooms, bargain sale and with an abundant and exquisite breakfast. His name is Gelder Dyck and is in Kevelaer. www.gelder-dyck.de /
With a central street got into the navigator we set in the direction of Dusseldorf. How the people of the sun enjoy in these countries that are not so used to the presence of the star king in its horizons! A pother of the people received us to the shore of the Rhine. You can take note of a brewery placed right in the center and that serve a German meal more than acceptable and to very good price. Certainly that I have surprised Germany because in many aspects the life is cheaper than in Spain. Especially in the topic of the meals. We could have eaten or to have for dinner for a 15/18 average euros. In agreement that is not the habitual menu from here with the first, the second and weaken more the drink. But there with a plate (for example ¾ of meter of German sausage or an elbow you have more that sufficient because it comes accompanied from its potatoes or its famous cabbage) and to share a few desserts and the beer you stay more than satisfied by less than 20 euros. His name is Im Fuchschen www.fuechschen.de
In Dusseldorf forced visit is its famous street Ko (Avenue Königsallee). The luxury looks out of its shop windows. This city is displacing Milan like fashionable center. The big signatures there are installed. It is closer that I have been of a choker for hundred forty thousand euros.
Three following nights we had reservation in an Ibis that is placed in the city of Wuppertal. So of Dusseldorf we went to fall asleep to the city of pendent train (35 km). Also it is my advisable this hotel. Be in the city that you are almost all the rooms are equal. They fulfill to the perfection that one of good, nice and cheap. The price of the room was going out very cheaply. So we decide to include the breakfast (something expensive 10 euros) and it went out for us for approximately 180 euros for couple three nights. And also they have a small garage to leave the car for 6 euros the day: a bargain. www.ibishotel.com
On the following day we move up to Cologne (55 kilometers). We park the car under the same cathedral a little that seems incredible to me for two reasons. The first one why do not I know how it has been possible to realize this parking piece under the subsoil of the cathedral and secondly because my innocence is still surprised at the achievements of the tomtom.
Also we ate in a German typical brewery in our trip in search of the main Romanesque churches. But I did not bring to myself any note and the truth is that it was very well. There are many. Big places, with continuous tables and with the bartender of a side for other with its salver with a special support to go up to 10 beers. You are asking according to the thirst, the need you to have. And they are noting down them to you in the rear part of the coaster (see the photo).
We choose Wuppertal for its pendent, famous and centenary train: Schwebebahn A technical prodigy that they have been able to preserve. Practically it passes along the river Wupper, There are approximately 13,3 kilometers (3,3 of them does it for the streets of the city to approximately 8 meters high). Approximately 20 stops happen along the line. As curiosity in its ends there are placed two deposits where the cars are and where the train turns to initiate again its trip.
The whole day to cover the city is great, it does not give for so much, although one already has an age in which the body prefers to rest and enjoy without hurries of walks along the city. But after going in a sense and in other with the sensation of weightlessness that produces the pendent train to you and after throwing innumerable photos, we decide to complete the sight with a small excursion for the Wuppertal surroundings. We went away to the Burg castle in Solingen. Earlier it was necessary to restore forces and one has the good habit of eating when the hour of the meal comes. We met on one of these places that have a special delight: and a few home-made cakes that will do the delights of the greediest! To take note: http://www.kaffeehaus-solingen.de /
The autumnal colors that we contemplate from the watchtower of the Castle of Burg the sight made happy to us after one very rainy day. Today Internet allows you to do a visit without getting wet. I leave to you the direction of this castle which access keeps on being quite difficult. You can come in car but the nice and ideal thing is to rise by means of a species of telesilla that saves the height that exists from one of the parkings up to the entry to the castle and the small medieval city. www.schlossburg.de
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