After 6 weeks and 8 different countries, it is time to go home again. We take the Intercity Bus, the long-distance coach of the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) from Prague via Nuremberg to Mannheim, where we change to the train.
From there, our journey continues via Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, and Völklingen to Trier.
Although we made already sure up arrival in Prague where the bus leaves, we are surprised to see a construction site instead of the bus stop. The memories of our mishap in Warsaw quickly come up again. There we could not find the stop and had to take the train.
It turns out that the bus stop was only about 30 m further. But that is not so obvious to find, as the signs are only in Czech.
Finally, we sit on the bus, satisfied, but also a little tired. The bus leaves the station in a semicircle in northern direction. Then the bus crosses the Vltava, turns to the west and then further south.
In the west of Prague it turns again to the west and from here it goes comfortably over the flat country to Nuremberg. The highway seems to us almost empty, which changed quickly after the border.
Also in Nuremberg, the bus drives to the railway station, where we take a short break.
From there we continue southwest and drive over the Kochertal-Bridge. With a height of 185 m, it is Germany’s highest bridge.
Already from a distance, we see the Concorde and the Tupolev TU-144 in the outdoor area of the Technik Museum Sinsheim. But these are not the only exhibits!
Shortly afterward we pass the motor racing circuit Hockenheimring and reach Mannheim. Again, the bus stops at the station, so that we can change directly to our connecting train.
In Kaiserslautern, we catch a glimpse at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion. Shortly before we saw a train called Fritz-Walter.
Fritz Walter was captain of the German national team that won the Soccer World Cup in Switzerland in 1954.
In Völklingen we pass a UNESCO world cultural heritage, the Völklingen Ironworks, a former, fully preserved steelworks.
Today it represents an industry monument and serves as an exhibition and event venue.
At dusk, we drive along the Saar and reach Trier. Now it is only a short way to Wittlich.
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