One of the weird and fun things for me on my interrupted German holiday was to visit Wuppertal.
Ever since seeing Michael Portillo riding the Schewebebahn in episode 3 of Great Continental Railway Journeys I have wanted to see it for myself.
Being a train lover I couldn't believe that I'd never heard of this thing before.
Then, late last year, we found to our surprise, that a good friend of ours now lives in Wuppertal.
It was a no brainer, we were visit them both on this holiday. Brilliant!
Unfortunately the historic and beautiful Kaiserwagen wasn't running. So we couldn't have a lovely and weird lunch on it.
Not to worry. I was just overjoyed to be there and ride on it at all.
It is a glorious and wonderous thing that the locals totally take for granted.
I can see why. Once inside you are inside pretty much any modern German transport system. It is fast, efficient, clean, beautiful and...German! :-)
So, less talkie, more movies and piccies David...