Another Out & About Group Event
Train Ride to Rudesheim
There's a very cute town in Wiesbaden named Rudesheim. It's one of the best touristy towns around us that provides great photo ops, cute downtown walking area, access to the boat rides on the Rhine River to see the castles, and the starting point of the cable car lift up the mountain for the view. We took the Out & About Group there to experience this cute little German town.
The public train system in Europe is pretty amazing. Much different than that in the states. And quite a few number of people use it so we definitely needed to introduce it to the Group. So instead of driving, we took the train and asked one of the women in our ward who lives on the German economy with no car (thus uses the public transportation), to come teach us.
We started the night with a walk from the base to the train station (which by the way, is very beautiful). It's called the "Hauptbahnhof" and is one of our favorite pieces of architecture in Wiesbaden. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the outside so I'm using one from the internet. It's beautiful isn't it?
|Crazy-ness on the walk to the train station!|
|Jenn giving us instructions|
|There's our train!|
|(I don't know why some of my pictures turned out so blurry. It's like the stabilizing setting was turned off. Sorry about that)|
|This is a little part of downtown that has great food and live music coming out of the restaurants as you walk by.|
|Kathe Wolfahrt store. It's known for having wooden Christmas decorations, and traditional German souvenirs all year round. A bit pricey but you can always guarantee you'll find something amazing there.|
|A postal box. This is where you get your tickets for the cable car ride. Do you see the cable car in the background? We didn't go up this time... it was closed by the time we got there.|
|Eating doners and gelato in a little open area we found.|
|Little old German lady staring at us. I had to get a picture. She just looked so cute staring out her window.|