The journey took place back in autumn 2012 (that is why the Germanwings A319 still has the old livery 🙂 ).
So, we’re ready to go. We took off in Cologne, a very interesting airport (and one of the only bigger airports in Germany that is allowed to operate 365/24/7, ridiculous, huh?), capable of handling all kind of aircraft with its 3800m runway 14L/32R,…but hey, more about CGN in another article, this one is about Scotland, right ? 🙂
So, we approached EDI, the weather was quite fair, but far away from sunny. Have a look at the video I took! (Sorry for holding my mobile phone that way, I was young and stupid 🙂 )
I was kind of thrilled since this was my first visit of the britisch island. Dùn Èideann (Scottish Gaelic for Edinburgh) has roughly 480,000 inhabitants, making this city number two in Scotland in terms of people living there. And what shall I say ? I was stunned! I have rarely seen a beautiful city like this before, all of Edinburgh looks like one giant old town ! I guess i just let some pictures talk (sort of reminds of Hogwarts, right?)
The pubs were – of course – also really nice. We’ve spent quite some time in this one in Edinburgh’s inner city.
All in all I can highly recommend visiting this city, it has a lot to offer, both if you are a fan of architecture or cultural life or even partying. But there is obviously much more to see in Scotland, for example the Highlands. These landscapes are simply stunning and, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful all over Europe. I am quite upset that I did not have access to a better camera than the one that was built into my smartphone’s one on that particular trip. 😀
At the end of our trip, We visited Stirling Castle, this baby has seen dozens of historical battles, since it is located at a very strategic location at the River Forth. Throughout the ages, many Scottish Kings were crowned here.
Sadly, my trip was over after 7 days. The view right after the departure in EDI was awesome, and, as you can see, the weather back in Germany was a mess !
Just one week was way too less time to see everything I’d have liked to see and I will definitely fly over to the island again.
Have you ever been the Scotland ? How did you like it ? Comment!