爸媽的遊記

爸媽的遊記: 在德國的一周 (My Parent’s Travel: A Week in Germany)

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媽媽寫:
Mum writes:

女兒女婿親子來荷蘭接我們,由阿姆斯特丹坐快車到德國的科隆.科隆有世界著名的古教堂,高大宏偉壯觀是世界古蹟遺產之一,也有很大的廣場,在廣場的酒吧內第一次喝到了德國啤酒.
My daughter and her husband came to pick us up after the cruise in Amsterdam, and we took an express train to Germany’s Cologne. Cologne has the iconic historical church, tall and grand and is one of the world heritage sites.
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科隆的小餐廳並非以華麗取勝,而是有很多典雅的擺飾. 店內只賣啤酒和一些傳統的食物. 客人多為喝酒而來,侍者均以小杯呈上,不過會推銷無數次的續杯.
Cologne’s small pubs and restaurants are decorated with many classic and traditional decorations, but only sold beer and some traditional meals. Many come mostly for the beer, and we ordered small glasses, but had him coming back recommending more!
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然後由科隆坐火車到波昂,我們待了幾天.波昂很美麗有很大的廣場市場和市集,很多的小街道都通到廣場連接在一起.我們參觀了貝多芬的故居,沿著河道慢行看到了很多不同國籍的商船遊艇甚至大郵輪,公園的花也開得美不勝收讓人的感覺是小而美.
From Cologne, we took another train to Bonn and stayed a few days. Bonn is beautiful, with big squares and market, which are all linked by small alleyways. We visited Beethoven’s house, walked along the river Rhein and saw commercial barges from different countries as well as river cruises too. The parks are filled with beautifully blooming flowers.
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女兒又帶我們到一個小鎮參觀了著名的古城堡,我雖然無法爬到最高頂,女兒帶我到大門口也很難爬,但女兒細心的體貼的照顧和解說讓我很窩心.女婿也會貼心的幫忙讓我很感動.
My daughter took us to another town nearby to visit a castle. I couldn’t climb to the top of the tower and even going up to the main entrance was already quite difficult, however my daughter is constantly by me and explaining the sights with patience, and her husband has also been of great help on this trip.
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離開波昂後他們又送我們坐火車到德國法蘭克福,安排好一切後他們就飛回英國了.
We left Bonn and both my daughter and her husband accompanied us on the train to Frankfurt before flying back to England.
在法蘭克福我們住的旅館是vip房間,從房間的窗戶就可以看到美麗的美茵河,河邊有廣闊的草地,每天都可以看到許多人在這裡散步做運動和騎車.
In Frankfurt we had a VIP room at the hotel, and from the window we could see the beautiful Main river. Grassy parks lined its sides and every day we could see people taking walks, exercising and cycling by the river.
歐洲人喜歡曬太陽因為歐洲的日照很少,對我而言太陽會曬得我皮膚發熱和疼痛. 但是一旦起風又非常得冷不得不加外套,德國常常刮大風說來就來,令我感覺非常不適.
It seems Europeans love sun baking because the don’t get very much of the sun, but for me, the sun and heat can cause me pain, but when the wind blows it gets really cold that I must also immediately wear a jacket. During the week in Frankfurt, sudden winds can come and go and was extremely uncomfortable for me.
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美茵河類似萊茵河,每天都有遊艇來往其間.我們也做了一趟河船,沿途的建築物都是復古式的很少有建築是現代化的,我會見到古堡式的建築很美.
The Main river is similar to the Rhein, with plenty of river cruises daily that come past. We took a sightseeing cruise and could see the old architecture along the river and very few are modern style, like they are all castles.
羅馬廣場就在河畔不遠,廣場不算很大但周圍的房子都為古式,高而斜的屋頂,格子式的窗戶,教堂高聳的建築,令人駐足觀賞.
The Romer Square is not far from the river. It is not very big but the houses are all old, with slanted roof and square windows which was worth the visit.
法蘭克福市中心有不同的廣場,離旅舘都很近走路就可以到達.只要有教堂的地方就會是市集中心,這句話一點也不假,我看到歐洲的地方都是這樣.
There are lots of squares in Frankfurt, many close by from the hotel. Where there is a grand church is the central square, this is true, it is often so in Europe.
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在法蘭克福的郊區有一個很有名的城堡叫做海德堡. 我們參加一個旅遊團到海德堡去,搭遊覽車經高速公路到海德堡,大約一個小時到達市區,接著要爬山沿著斜坡上行車又多路又窄,到海德堡前已有20多輛的遊覽車在路上,遊覽車一邊開一邊讓,讓人感覺非常驚險,大家都稱讚司機的技術高超.下車後要走一段很長的小石板路才到達門口,導遊早已不知到何處去了,我和我先生只好自己參觀.
Just outside Frankfurt is a city called Heidelberg. We joined a tour to visit and the bus trip took an hour, and the bus had to navigate many narrow streets and we all congratulated the driver for his excellent driving. When we got to Heidelberg there were already around 20 tour buses that has parked up, and we were given some instructions as we drove along.  When we arrived we walked along a long winded cobble stone street to get to the castle entrance, by this time we had lost the guide so my husband and I visited the castle by ourselves.
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海德堡真的只剩外牆保留住,後面有很高聳的城門和殘留的雕像,城後的河景山景配上純歐式的建築,真是美極了.可惜時間太緊湊很多內部地方都沒有去,如果有機會一定會再來好好的走一趟.
Most of the Heidelberg castle are in ruins, along with the statues and gates, only the exterior walls survived through the years. The whole view of the castle between the river and the hills is a beautiful sight, unfortunately we only had such limited time we couldn’t see a lot more of the city. Given the opportunity we’ll return to visit it properly.

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