Tuesday, 21 March 2006
To Brocken on the Brockenbahn
Anything to do with transport....we do it! The boys love the trains, buses, planes etc. Alexander can tell you the stations on our train line in Berlin close to our home and which stations to get off for the connecting trains!
So, the steam train to the top of the mountain was a highlight of the trip for the boys. It takes an hour and 1/2 to get to the top. The scenery along the way was amazing! It looked fabulous with all the snow still on the trees. There were another 4-5 families on the same train as us. Some families missed the first train, but came up on the second train.
The snow got thicker and thicker the higher we went. At the top the snow was about 3 metres high. It was incredible. You could see a street lamp post buried, and all you could see way the top of the light, with the post toatlly covered in snow! At the top, the trees were buried, and the tops were totally covered in snow. It reminded me of pictures in a Dr Suess book. These snow covered trees took on a life of their own, and they looked like large snowmen. I think at dusk they could look quite spooky!