Leaving Burg Eltz, our remaining 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 acquired there and it was in all probability at that time I realised we’d been on the highway for about 14 hours that day!
A lot as I wished to go discover Aachen, we determined it made sense to simply 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 a great go at it.
The following morning, we did precisely that – wolfing via breakfast earlier than heading into city to test Aachen out.
Given our restricted time, there have been two primary locations I knew I needed to go to – every little thing else could be a bonus – and people locations have been the Rathaus (the city corridor) and the cathedral.
Strolling via Aachen you may see a really seen mixture of previous 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 avoid wasting for an additional time as though we may go in, it’s worthwhile to e book on a correct tour to discover, which we most actually didn’t have the time for.
The market sq. in entrance of it although and the stroll to the cathedral are undoubtedly price trying out when 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 via Germany.
It’s a surprising piece of structure and I’m so happy we acquired 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 way in which over to Dunkirk in France to catch our DFDS ferry over to Dover – which sounds prefer it’s far-off however truly is barely about three hours for the drive between three international locations.
And identical to that, our highway journey from the UK to Germany was over, with the White Cliffs of Dover welcoming us again residence!
It has been a tremendous journey of first (System 1 racing, System truck…), full of a lot of my favorite issues to do in summer season (castle-hopping, wine tasting…).
Trying again via all of it is a good reminder of why I completely love highway journeys and why yearly’s travels wants a minimum of one!
It’s such a good way to discover and means that you can go to locations you maybe might need missed in any other case. 😀 Even higher nonetheless while you get to drive proper as much as your own home! (The automotive drop off place was simply down the highway from there).
Anyhoooo, catch ya quickly!