Leaving Burg Eltz, our closing cease on this highway journey earlier than heading again to London was Aachen – a metropolis close to the border of the Netherlands and Belgium, making for the right cease earlier than hopping aboard our DFDS ferry back to London (properly truly, to Dover after which driving to London).
We checked into the Innside in Aachen as quickly as we bought there and it was most likely at that time I realised we’d been on the highway for about 14 hours that day!
A lot as I needed to go discover Aachen, we determined it made sense to only name it a day and have dinner on the rooftop restaurant at our lodge (which ended up truly fairly good!).
To be truthful although, I didn’t have grand plans to correctly discover Aachen, there simply wasn’t sufficient time to do it correctly however that didn’t imply we couldn’t have go at it.
The subsequent morning, we did precisely that – wolfing by way of breakfast earlier than heading into city to test Aachen out.
Given our restricted time, there have been two foremost locations I knew I needed to go to – every part else could be a bonus – and people locations have been the Rathaus (the city corridor) and the cathedral.
Strolling by way of Aachen you may see a really seen mixture of outdated and new which I think about are remnants from the warfare the place buildings would have been destroyed and subsequently changed with new ones.
The Rathaus was maybe one we’d have to save lots of for one more time as although we may go in, it is advisable to e book on a correct tour to discover, which we most definitely didn’t have the time for.
The market sq. in entrance of it although and the stroll to the cathedral are undoubtedly value testing whilst you’re within the metropolis.
The cathedral then again, nevertheless, required no pre-planning and is definitely one of many grandest locations we’d visited on this highway journey by way of Germany.
It’s a shocking piece of structure and I’m so happy we bought to go to it earlier than leaving the town!
And with that, it was time to go.
We might be driving from Aachen all the best way over to Dunkirk in France to catch our DFDS ferry over to Dover – which sounds prefer it’s far-off however truly is simply about three hours for the drive between three international locations.
And similar to that, our highway journey from the UK to Germany was over, with the White Cliffs of Dover welcoming us again dwelling!
It has been an incredible journey of first (System 1 racing, System truck…), crammed with plenty of my favorite issues to do in summer time (castle-hopping, wine tasting…).
Wanting again by way of all of this can be a sensible reminder of why I completely love highway journeys and why yearly’s travels wants not less than one!
It’s such an effective way to discover and permits you to go to locations you maybe may need missed in any other case. 😀 Even higher nonetheless while you get to drive proper as much as your property! (The automotive drop off place was simply down the highway from there).
Anyhoooo, catch ya quickly!