Time for us to make our way back to the most incredible train station I have ever seen, Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. This futuristic building houses 3 levels of platforms, a shopping mall and even a DB (Deutsche Bahn) Lounge -for those frequent train flyers! Whilst it actually looks like an oversized meccano set, it is a very tourist and pram friendly facility. However, be warned - if you need to go to the toilet or change a nappy it will cost you 80 Euro cents to get through the door!
Today we were making our way to Amsterdam on the ever efficient IC (Inter City) Train. One thing can be said for the Germans and their engineering - it’s fast and efficient (OK, I can’t count!)
We were excited to discover our first class seats were in a 6 seater cabin with its own door, again. With no other passengers booked alongside us, we were able to spread out and give the short one some wings. For the 7 hour trip that lay ahead, this was indeed a blessing.
The rhythmic jostle of the train lulled the short one into the Land of Nod as we settled in for our ride to the Netherlands. With a little man coming around asking us whether we would like a coffee and something to eat, you couldn’t imagine it getting any better!
Well...actually...I could now that I think about it – a half decent cup of coffee would be good, thanks!