My friends and I went to Düsseldorf on Sunday. It was about a 90 minute train ride northeast of Aachen. Düsseldorf is an international business and financial center and is considered the fashion capital of Germany. When we went, it was very chilly and windy. The weather felt like October or November weather in the U.S., but I enjoyed wandering through the city and walking along the Rhine.
Fun fact: Today I met a family from Ohio on a bus in Aachen. I sat down right next to them and heard them speaking English so I struck up a conversation. Small world.
Aachen’s Hauptbahnhof – We got a good group deal on the train tickets.
These plates are found in front of homes and mark where a victim of Auschwitz lived.
I couldn’t help but take a picture of my beloved gazebos (eine Gartenlaube).
This street musician drew a crowd. He was improvising on many different instruments at once.
Who you lookin’ at?
We went to a Mexican restaurant, but realized it was very expensive after we sat down. Michelle ordered a burger, which ended up being as big as her face.
I ordered mozzarella sticks for a taste of home, but they came with an interesting spicy sauce instead of marinara sauce. In my book, that counts as trying new foods lol…
Couples across Europe put these love locks on bridges and throw away the keys to symbolize their unbreakable love. A part of a bridge in France even collapsed because of the weight of all the locks.
Rheinturm – Düsseldorf’s famous tower along the Rhine
I even found a confederate flag in Germany.
The difference between Marta and Sara…priceless