sdw 2007: erlangen to cologne

DSC03888.JPGwe are staying for the night in cologne in the [hotel eden früh][] next to the cathedral. tomorrow it’s a long train ride with the thalys from cologne to brussels, then a 2 hour break, followed by a eurostar ride to ashford internation in kent, southern england, from where we will hopefully take the last train for the day to eastbourne. starting tuesday morning we shall be on our way to winchester, following all 160km of the south downs way — on foot and carrying all our stuff on our backs…

the original timetable had us leaving erlangen tomorrow morning with a train leaving erlangen station at shortly after 5:00 (in the morning) — yes, not really our cup of tea. so we booked a double in the [hotel eden früh][] and took an early afternoon train to cologne. that way we get a good night’s sleep and don’t have to get up before waking up…

the hotel is quite nice, location is perfect: just around the corner from the main station, 100m away from the cathedral and lots of places to eat just around the corner. oh, and the beds are really good (we are preparing ourselves mentally for the chevy-style 1.40m “double” beds we are sure to encounter over the next 10 days).

[hotel eden früh]: http://www.hotel-eden.de/

for dinner we went to the pub belonging to the hotel, just left of it and had good beer along with some rather good regional grub…