February, supremely cold - a plan had been hatched to tour some of the continent’s better derp offerings. After landing in Koln to be greeted by sideways snow, five of us (Ric, myself, George, Andy & Aar’ Clough set out to traverse the snowy wastes of central Deutschland... via Liege and Pierre’s living room.
Our mid sized, French built family wagen had ample space and mod cons, however, with a paltry 90 brake horse power, hills in 5th gear were power sappingly mundane and overtaking articulated lorries became a long drawn out experience. Not my words Carrol, but the words of Top Gear Magazine...
Anyhow, following a slip sliding 4 hour power drive at speeds of up 250kmh* in temps of -10c we arrived at our hostel (the film) -esque hotel long after we should have done.
*may be an overestimation
Next morning and first on our piece of paper was KinderKlinik somethingorother in the middle of a big forest. The place exuded definite overtones of the Shining's "Overlook Hotel" as the huge Hospital building loomed menacingly from between the frozen trees after a couple of miles freezing trek through the forest.
Next off to the ubiquitous tourist hot spot of Dr Anna's Haus / Klinik... Post to follow in the next couple of days...