A holiday in Germany
Kronenburgerhutte Travel Blog› entry 1 of 2 › view all entries
October 14th, 2008 – by: freudianspud
A good four-hour drive later we arrived at the campingplatze where we picked up the key to the cabin. It was a small thing with three rooms; a bedroom with four bunkbeds, giving room to eight people, the livingroom with an open kitchen and the bathroom with a toilet and a shower. The livingroom had a table with eight chairs and a wobbly cupboard. Sure enough, it was smaller than it seemed on the pictures we had seen.
Since there were seven of us and there wasn't a couch, we looted the remaining bunk of it's matress and sheets to make one.
On day two we decided to check out the old Kronenburg village centre, which had a ruine and everything. It was a scenic little place, lots of pretty little houses, and climbing the ruine made for a fun walk, but as it happens with small villages that are pretty much dead during autumn, we went through there pretty fast. There was a map of the surroundings nearby where we parked the cars, so we set out a route for a small hike in what we thought would be a big forest.
Day three was spent at Phantasia Land, an amusementpark near Köln. Much fun was had, much rides were ridden and I even got the obligatory souvenir keyring and photograph. Which was actually timed pretty well, since my old keyring had fallen off not long before. After the amusementpark we set course to Köln itself for dinner, which we found at a cozy little inn. As one would expect, pretty much everyone ordered a schnitzel and I have to admit, mine was pretty damned good. On the way home we got a little excitement we hoped we wouldn't get; the gas was running dangerously low and we hadn't seen a gasstation for miles.
Day four was spent at some mines near Trier, where I found out that my German was better than I had thought. I understood everything the guide told us pretty clearly, so that was pretty awesome.
Day five, the final day, was spent packing and cleaning. We decided to swing by Duisburg on our way home, since it was close to the border. Had coffee there, bought more CD's and DVD's (A New Found Glory, Millencollin, Mucky Pup and Rancid, live in Tokyo) and then continued home again.
All in all I had a great time. I got to know my friends better, everything went well and we all got the vacation we needed. I can't wait 'till we do it again.
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