Travel With Parent part 2 -Germany, France and Netherland

Day 5 we came to Cologne

Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city , spanning the Rhine River in western Germany, is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.

The Cathedral is still the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower.

 

the shopping district just Besides Cologne Cathedral , Summer sales season and have a great discount, I really enjoy my shopping here.

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Fischmarkt

After visiting the cathedral,our German friend took us to this area which is one of the oldest in Cologne.These colourful houses date back to the 1500s and still contain the businesses they ran then.Walk around the side streets and absorb the atmosphere.It is well worth a visit.

When u pass by Hauptbahnhof, don’t forget to grab a  curry wurst.

we use the free wifi in hauptbahnnof to find good restaurant for dinner

This is the restaurant highly recommended by traveller :-

is a good restaurant with good bargain.

Conner Hofbräu

P.Josef Fruhkg

Address : Am Hof 12-16, 50667 Koln

Wurst-Germany Wurst the best wurst in world, is a must try

Pork naga only Euro 13.90, awesome !!

Beer only Euro 1.50, ok which is cheaper then mineral water

Day 6

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond

Stands weir 2, 6041 TD Roermond

Netherlands

Can u imagine, we shopping for almost all day, and we brought Pendora, Prada … wow!! Europe is always be woman paradise.

we really enjoyed shopping here !!

http://www.mcarthurglen.com/nl/designer-outlet-roermond/en/

Roermond -The Hanseatic town of Roermond has belonged to the duchy of Guelders for many centuries and remains the seat of the bishop of Limburg to this day. Brimming with cultural and historical artefacts, the town centre has been designated as a conservation area.

Roermond is a atmospheric town.  rich in cultural heritage. you can enjoys a unique location in the “Maasplassen“ lake district, on the banks of the Meuse, the Roer and Swalm. With a population of 56,000, the town is an excellent destination for shoppers.

 

Day 7 -Heidelberg

Heidelberg is home to around 150,000 people. The locals appreciate its world-renowned beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar at the heart of the ‘Rhine-Neckar Triangle’, but what they value most is the quality of life that the city offers.

Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The picturesque ensemble of the castle, the Old Town, and the river Neckar surrounded by hills, which inspired the poets and artists of romanticism, still fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world today. But there’s more to Heidelberg than romanticism.

First mentioned in 1196, Heidelberg was planned and built, together with the castle, in the 13th century. Heidelberg’s heyday as the capital of the Electoral Palatinate began not least with the foundation of the university – today the oldest in Germany – in 1386. Heidelberg was one of the few major German cities to be largely spared the destruction of the World War II.

we drove 4hours to Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau

(Ticketcenter Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau)

Alpseestraße 12, D-87645 Hohenschwangau

+49 (0) 83 62 – 9 30 83 – 0

http://www.hohenschwangau.de/ticketcenter.0.html

 

will have the pertinent information on visiting these two palaces. It makes no difference which you visit first. You pay to park in a parking lot in Hohenschwangau which sits in a valley between the the palaces. Hohenschwangau is an easy walk up to it, and there is also horse carriages going to it which park at a different place than the ones going to Neuschwanstein. The walk up to Neuschwanstein is steep and involves a fairly large elevation change..

Tickets are purchased ahead of time for both palaces in the ticket office below in the village. You will be given a choice of tour times and tour languages. Note that there is only one tour offered for each castle and it is done through this ticket office. You can also reserve tickets online for both tours. That have to be picked up at least an hour before the first tour.

http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

 

 

Day 8

France – St r a s s bo r g

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences

I prefer Strassborg more then Paris, the people, the environment and so on!

Local France people are very friendly! we really enjoyed their hospitality !

Le Piano 2

Rue saints-Helene, 67000, Strasbourg

My favour brûlée

Tiramisu

Day 9

第九天-Frankfurt

Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that’s home to the European Central Bank

The oldest section of the town hall, bordering RomerBurg consists of three different structures with stepped gables, originally built between the fifteenth and eighteenth century in Gothic style.

The central building, known as ‘Zum Römer’ gave the town hall its name. ‘Zum Römer’ means ‘at the Roman’, referring to the Roman settlements that existed here long before the city of Frankfurt was founded. The building on the left is known as Alt-Limpurg and the one on the right is named Löwenstein.

Bridge of Sighs, Römer, Frankfurt

Bridge of Sighs

As was the custom at the time, the town hall served different purposes, both political and commercial.

Imori – Happiness dessert house

Braubachstr. 24, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany,

Altstadt

this was the place i wrote postcard …

The cake was really delicious, and the owner will be japes, hence the dessert and cake look really adorable !!

Day 10 -Back Home

Budget for 4 person ( SGD 2150/pac)

S/N Website Location Items Price Remark Total cost  ( SGD )
1 Tukish Airline Tukish Airline Air Ticket USD 1907 2780
2 Day 1 Booking.com Istanbul Le Petit Palace Hotel SGD 112 Transport Euro 30/trip = Euro 60 203
3 Day 2 Booking.com Amsterdam Trendy City Canal House SGD 592 Euro 45 cleaning 708.85
4 Day 3 Booking.com Amsterdam
5 Day 4 IHP App Cologne Holiday Inn Euro 60/night IHG point
6 Day 5 IHP App Cologne
7 Day 6 Booking.com Heideberg Ferien wohnung Familie SGD 395 400
8 Day 7 Booking.com Heideberg
9 Day 8 Booking.com Heideberg
10 Day 9 IHP App Amsterdam Holidays inn Euro 99/night 1 room IHG Point 160
11 car rental App Amsterdam Airport SGD 500 579
12 Excahnge SGD 1600 to Euro 1K 1600
13 Euro 120 balance 120
14 Food and Fuel (ticket) 1400
15 Insurance 2 person Annual 650
Total ( SGD) 8600.85
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