|Denise and David in Europe
Germany - Wuppertal part 2
updated 22 October 2016
Thursday 20 October - Wuppertal day 3
It is relaxation time in
Wuppertal. A view from the balcony at Kevin
A day out - view of the street
leading to the local village and our bus stop.
The church at the local village in
Wuppertal. This was a common sight throughout
our train trip from Paris to Wuppertal. The
towns central point - the church spire.
We swapped from the bus to the
Schwebebahn (a "hover" suspension train). It
also swings from side to side as it goes around a
curve. It has been built over the river and
also some main streets although I suspect that some
of those streets may already have been there before
It has been around since the early 1900s.
This is what it looks like inside.
Views of Wuppertal from the
Another goes over head as we stand
outside the station.
At the botanical gardens 'Cafe
Elise' for a morning coffee with Kevin (right) and
Pictured below during our walk a
couple of the views of the botanical gardens.
And a look out tower - the
'Bismarckturm Tower' just outside the 'Botanischer
Garten' It wasn't open. But I have seen
pictures of the views and they are very nice.
Back on the bus to Wuppertal
central and a couple of frothies.
Caught a snap of the Zoo Schwebebahn. (pictured below) graffiti
and all including a stencil of kangaroos by the look
We got back to the apartment about
6-ish and had a quiet night in having some laughs
and watching movies.
Friday 21 October - Wuppertal day 4
Another quiet day... David went
out solo today. He dropped by the local Wuppertal
village and had a look around. His excuse for
another ride on the fabulous Schweberbahn.
How could you tire of this wonderful mode of transportation?
Some Wuppertal landmarks follow. First of all, this impressive old building stands out amongst the more modern crowd.
and of course the Jubiläumsbrunnen fountain.
Rainer has been cooking up a storm every day and today was no different. He made a super traditional German dinner. Goose with stuffing, dumplings a special gravy and red cabbage. It was outstanding! .... It was a late dinner but one thing is for sure for a nice goose you have to cook it slowly. Thank you Rainer, perfect in every way.
Saturday 22 October - Wuppertal to Berlin
Minor hic-up. It is raining
and we had a 25 minute walk with all bags to the
local train station. Executive decision - we
will take a cab to Wuppertal central. Rainer
came with us to help us with our bags and to wave us
good bye from Wuppertal. We said our goodbyes
to Kevin at the apartment. Our destination
today is Berlin.
I am also sure that Rainer's gift
to David of a jar of rollmops will be well used
(Ed. In fact later that night, it was already
half finished already) We love you guys and
will miss you.
Pictured below Wuppertal HBF
Gotta love German station signage.
Nothing too scenic along the way,
in fact most of the towns the train passed by were
heavily industrial. There were some fields and
agriculture but the towns looked like they needed a
face lift. It was a 3.5 hour trip to Berlin.
Here is a familiar industry (pictured below).
Takes us back to Ireland a month ago and the 'Ad
Blue' in our VW rental. Note to self -
Never rent a diesel again.
At 1:07pm, we arrived at Berlin
Central station. Shiny, modern,
spotless and well layed out.