Der Altstadt, and diner.

Dusseldorf Travel Blog

 › entry 1 of 1 › view all entries
Hauptbahnhof just after Christmas


On my 11th meet-up I travel with Anna-Isabel to Düsseldorf. I picked her up with my car at the train station in Terborg. That’s more than halfway from my house to the Emmerich train station where we will take the train straight to Düsseldorf. We should arrive there at
14:56 and we were there very pünktlich! But we did not see anyone we knew. So hurry to our hotel and check in. This was quit fast and back to the train station. We knew already from Lieke’s SMS that most of them were there. Just Brett and James were parking the car.

But now I heart a new strategy to get people to meet-ups. I saw Ket there and was surprised. Then I heart the story from
Erin. They just drove by Ket’s house and they kidnapped him in the back of brett’s car. This is not made up by me. IT REALLY HAPPENED. Waaw… travbuddies, if there is a meet-up coming: Lock your doors!
J


After welcoming everybody we start walking through Düsseldorf.

Altstadt
We were heading to der Altstadt. We did not stop too much because it was freezing cold. In der Altstadt we found der Weisser Bär. While we were there in the back, a few of us start shopping for memory cards, batteries and cash money! All the stuff a travbuddy need! After a few drinks we had to go if we want to do some more sightseeing. We walked a little bit and I got a déjà vu ! We walked in the old town and I saw on the market square the statue of  Jan Wellem. Didn’t I see him almost 378 times J. Oké, a lot of us didn’t. We walked to the rhine river and after discussing we decided to have something to eat, because our diner is planned just after 9pm. We walked back and had some Bratwurst or Pommes to eat. Next place was Lauro’s favourite: Das Schaukel stühlchen.

There Ket got a big surprise: Thy (pronounce “tea”) arrived.

To proof we were on time!
She’s a local so she’s now our guide. After finishing our drinks we followed her and Thomas (he is so big and walking in front ??). You can imagine that we could not follow them that fast. We had to take some pictures whilst walking to the restaurant “the mongolian place”. But there wasn’t enough place for us. We looked around and found enough place at ‘Tucans’. We had 2 tables and a lot of fun and more then enough to eat. For €25,- eat all you can, and no time limit. I saw the napkin’s there and thought about making a hat, but didn’t… That’s Maike’s speciality! Oh I remember something…. Maike, if you read this, on NYE you HAVE to speak to James (pearcetoyou). He will explain why J

 

We left there at almost midnight (they wanted us to leave…) Most of us said goodbye, because the US-people did fly in just this morning and hadn’t had any sleep for the last 30 hours.

Church - Martin Luther Platz
4 Die-hards kept on going: Anna-Isabel, Lieke, Tom and I. We walked again back to the Altstadt and stayed again at the “weissen Bär” After problems with ordering drinks we stayed there till almost 3am. There were not that many people but the music was quiet alright. Although the DJ made some mistakes by shutting down the music and the people should continue to sing. It stayed quiet …… I think nobody knew the song. Also were there some interrupts between 2 numbers. He must be new there J

We walked to the hotels and halfway we said goodbye to Lieke and Tom. Anna-Isabel and I found our hotel easily (thank you Lieke) and we slept till 9:30.

 

After showering, having breakfast and checking out, we were just in time at the train station to catch our train back to Emmerich. I drove her to Doetinchem because we thought she could catch an earlier train, but is wasn’t successful. I stayed with her till her train came and we said goodbye. 25 minutes later I was home after another successful meet-up in Düsseldorf!

pms70 says:
Sounds like another fun time!
Posted on: Dec 30, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Hauptbahnhof just after Christmas
Hauptbahnhof just after Christmas
Altstadt
Altstadt
To proof we were on time!
To proof we were on time!
Church - Martin Luther Platz
Church - Martin Luther Platz
Travbuddys having a photostop
Travbuddy's having a photostop
Travbuddys having a photostop
Travbuddy's having a photostop
Chicken Ket, chicken James and Seb…
Chicken Ket, chicken James and Se…
Statue in the water
Statue in the water
Brett and Erin
Brett and Erin
Favorite bar: Weisser Bär
Favorite bar: Weisser Bär
All looking at:  what ? money...
All looking at: what ? money...
The small one in front is Thomas, …
The small one in front is Thomas,…
Ragnar, Tom and Anna-Isabel.
Ragnar, Tom and Anna-Isabel.
Sven, Julie and Ralph
Sven, Julie and Ralph
Erin, Thomas, Ket and James
Erin, Thomas, Ket and James
Tom, Anna-Isabel and Ragnar
Tom, Anna-Isabel and Ragnar
Streets of Düsseldorf
Streets of Düsseldorf
Church in der Altstadt
Church in der Altstadt
red
red
Travbuddies walking
Travbuddies walking
Christmas
Christmas
Market square, statue Jan Wellem
Market square, statue Jan Wellem
Jan Wellem reiterstandbild
Jan Wellem reiterstandbild
Christmas tree
Christmas tree
Another tree
Another tree
Hooters, we just past it..
Hooters, we just past it..
Hungry, looking at the menu :)
Hungry, looking at the menu :)
Lynn, Ralph, Julie and Erin.
Lynn, Ralph, Julie and Erin.
Schlossturm
Schlossturm
Rhineturm
Rhineturm
Our bar
Our bar
Girls corner with: James ???, Lynn…
Girls corner with: James ???, Lyn…
Brett, Sal, Ralph and Sven
Brett, Sal, Ralph and Sven
Julie (with gloves) Anna-Isabel an…
Julie (with gloves) Anna-Isabel a…
Then Thy arrives... happy Ket :)
Then Thy arrives... happy Ket :)
Famous couple Thy and Ket
Famous couple Thy and Ket
Thy and Ket
Thy and Ket
Brett, Sal.
Brett, Sal.
Erin, Thy and Brett
Erin, Thy and Brett
Thy Lynn James Sven
Thy Lynn James Sven
Anna-Isabel, Ralph and Lieke
Anna-Isabel, Ralph and Lieke
Anna-Isabel and Ralph taking pictu…
Anna-Isabel and Ralph taking pict…
Thy still talking to Ket :)
Thy still talking to Ket :)
Tired after not sleeping for 30 ho…
Tired after not sleeping for 30 h…
Der Altstadt
Der Altstadt
Who is taller: Thy or Thomas :D
Who is taller: Thy or Thomas :D
Trees in a spotlight
Trees in a spotlight
Rhineturm
Rhineturm
Erin
Erin
Brahma, brasilian beer.
Brahma, brasilian beer.
Wade taking a picture.
Wade taking a picture.
Vegetables
Vegetables
They bring the meat to you.
They bring the meat to you.
Erin and Sebastian
Erin and Sebastian
Anna-Isabel and Lynn
Anna-Isabel and Lynn
Smokers corner?  We ARE in the smo…
Smokers corner? We ARE in the sm…
Another smoker
Another smoker
Tom Lieke and Sal
Tom Lieke and Sal
Wade, Tom and Lieke
Wade, Tom and Lieke
More meat for Brett. Erin watching.
More meat for Brett. Erin watching.
Here we were.
Here we were.
Cabs for the tired people.
Cabs for the tired people.
Even thy is going...
Even thy is going...
Back in Weissen Bär.
Back in Weissen Bär.
The last 4 die-hards
The last 4 die-hards
Walking back to the hotel.....
Walking back to the hotel.....
Sponsored Links
Dusseldorf
photo by: Chokk