Welcome back to Germany!
So far, I have made to 2 trips to Kassel and are working on a third. I thought I would break up the 2 trips and talk about each one.
The people that I normally travel with on the weekends had to work this weekend so I decided to break out on my own and take the train up to Kassel Germany.
And so the story begins, I woke up before dawn and talked to the lovely Mrs. Cottage who was a little bit worried and who tried to discourage my trip alone to Kassel. I believe in going in at least a pair when going out so I know this was good advice but I was determined. I went down and ate a fast breakfast and made my way down to the train station to purchase my ticket for the RE31 train. It is the regional train that has several stops in between. It is a small orange ticket and cost 15.50 euros.
I waited for the arrival time for my train and hopped on. While sitting in my seat I was smugly thinking how well this plan is going. Well, we get about half way there when the lady checking tickets comes buy and ask for my ticket. I smiled and handed her my ticket, and it was then that she informed me that I am on the wrong train.
Getting nervous I asked isn’t this train going to Kassel, she said yes but I am on ICE train, not the RE train. She happily tells me that I will have to buy a ticket for that train. She rung it up and after another 18.50 euros and about 25-30 minutes, we pull into Kassel. I asked during the paying process if I could get refunded for the first ticket, she said I would have to take care of that in Kassel.
I was drawn to this beautiful door. The red door in the church is called the emperor’s lodge. This was made for a gathering room for the Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife Auguste Viktoria. Christ Church was a court church for their visits to Wilhelmshöhe although the Kaiser Wilhelm never attended this church, only his wife did. Today it is a meeting room.
I ended up walking around the town for a couple of hours in all and then I headed back to the station wanting to get back to my hotel before it got dark. I went into the ticket office and bought my ticket from the same young lady I had talked to earlier in the day. I walked down to area 7 where my train would stop and drop off and pick people up. When the time came for my train, I saw the train- saw it was an RE train but the number itself was different on the train. I thought it was it but I hesitated. Now I was getting worried not wanting to buy a second ticket again I asked a gentleman if that was the train I was needing, but I waited too long to ask and the doors to the train closed before me and it pulled off. I looked up and waited to see if the train I needed was on its way still and saw nothing. Sadly I realized that my train left the station. Now I am completely frustrated, I walk back up the ramp to the office get another ticket and ended up with the same lady. As I walked up she smiled and again I told her what just happened. The RE train pulled up but it had the wrong number and not wanting to pay for 2 tickets again I didn’t get on. When it pulled off I then noticed my train’s number left the board with that train. She said she could give me another ticket and as long as it is an RE train it is fine. But, the train doesn’t come for another hour. and twenty minutes.
Before you check out our other Germany travels:
- American Guy in Germany
- My First Week In Germany
- 8 Days In Germany
- St Elizabeth’s Church in Marburg Germany
- Marburg, Germany Marburg Castle
- St. Marian’s Church – Marburg Germany
- Traveling Alone – My Third Week In Germany
- Wilhelmshohe Palace and Musiuem Kassel Germany
- Lowenburg Castle – Kassel, Germany
- Hercules Monument – Kassel, Germany
- Kloster Ruin Limburg Monistary Bad Durkhim, Germany
- Hardenburg Castle Bad Durkhim, Germany
- Traveling Germany – Frankfurt
- Dreikonigsgemeinde Church – Frankfurt
- Kassel Hesse Germany part 1 <—- YOU ARE HERE
- Frankfurt Germany Fasching
- Amoneburg Castle – Amoneburg Germany
- St Bartholomew Cathedral – Frankfurt, Germany
- Touring Heidelberg, Germany
- Churches of Heidelberg, Germany
- Heidelberg Castle
- Exploring Nuremberg, Germany (part 1)
- Exploring Nuremberg Germany (part 2)
- Churches of Nuremberg – Frauenkirche
- Churches of Nuremberg – St Elizabeth’s
- Churches of Nuremberg – St Jakob
- Churches of Nuremberg – St Lorenz
- Churches of Nuremberg – St Sebald
- Dachau – Concentration Camp
- Victims of Fascism Memorial –
- Neuschwanstein Castle – Swan Castle – Germany
- Simmerath – My Final Days In Germany