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  • Day7

    Off to Mainz

    August 26, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Another early start with breakfast and packing and out the door by 8am but then it was a leisurely walk to Gare L’Est (about 30 minutes with our bags in tow). Here we had to recreate an “Amile” moment with the photo booth (we had tried the night before but I think I was a tad inebriated and couldn’t get it to work) as this was one of the stations she visited. By the time we had done that it was almost time to get on the train to Mannerheim, which we duly found on platform 4. This was a sleek looking TGV which, once it got going, was hitting speeds of 320km per hour and clearly made easy work of the Journey. We were at Mannerhiem by 12.15 but then were delayed slightly by the late arrival of the 12.39 to Munster. It finally arrived and we were on our way to Mainz – a mere 35 minutes later we were disembarking at the Haupbahnhof. From there it was about a 40-minute walk to the boat where, bonus we were able to check in straight away. We were directed to our cabin (115) and after unpacking we were able to head back out to explore the town.Read more