Hans leaves Rönnby early Sunday morning.
Hans has planned the trip by ordering all tickets from his home computer. This is the iternery:
|2018-09-02 Sunday: Västerås to Kassel|
|06:45‑08:15||Car from Västerås to Stockholm Arlanda, Benstocken long time parking.|
|08:30‑08:45||Bus from Benstocken long time parking to terminal 5.|
|09:10||Bagage drop off.|
|10:10‑12:20||Airplane from Arlanda (ARN) to Frankfurt/Main International Airport (FRA).|
|14:09‑15:49||Train ICE1196 from Frankfurt/Main International Airport to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.|
|16:15‑16:30||Taxi from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to hotel Best Western Plus, Spohrstrasse 4.|
|2018-09-07 Friday: Kassel to Västerås|
|15:30||Car from Bombardier to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.|
|17:37‑19:17||Train ICE771 from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt/Main International Airport.|
|20:00||Bagage drop off.|
|21:35‑23:35||Airplane from Frankfurt/Main International Airport (FRA) to Arlanda (ARN).|
|24:00‑00:15||Bus from terminal 5 to Benstocken long time parking.|
|00:20‑01:30||Car from Benstocken long time parking to Västerås.|
The aircraft D-AIRU is an Airbus A321-131 operated by Lufthansa.
|Airplane age||21 years|
After a fairly long walk to the Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbahnhof, Hans embarks the ICE 1196 train to Kassel Wilhelmshöhe Bahnhof.
Inside the train the GPS signal is very weak so the GPS-clock does not record any track.
The hotel is conveniently located in central Kassel just some houndred meters from the Königs Platz.
All members of the international team stay at the hotel and has breakfast together in the morning.
Since June 2017 there are no roaming fees when making telephone calls from Germany to Sweden. The fee is the same as when making calls within Sweden.
Hans usually swims 1000 m every Sunday in Västerås. He has brought his swim trousers and swim glasses to Kassel and walks to the swimming arena Auebad immediately after checked in to the hotel.
The hotel is close to the shop Tegut in a galleria at Köniugsplatz. White wine BIO Fachwerk costs 5.49 EUR and a plastic bag 0.20 EUR.
Wednesday evening the working team has dinner at Restaurant Königskeller at Königsplatz. Very nice place and food.
Before going to Kassel Hans didn't know that the brothers Grimm had written the famous stories:
Know he knows.
Hans has seen on the web that there is a water chute in the Kurhessen-Therme bath. He buys a ticket for 2 hours Thermalbad enabling him to make water chute runs but also relax in the other pools with warm salt water.
When planning the trip to Kassel Hans investigates if there are any orienteering events in the area. He discovers that there is a local orienteering club Orientierungslauf und Ski Club Kassel that has a training event Thursday evening. So, he packs his orienteering gear and a compass in the suitcase.
Friday afternoon it is time to start the journey home. Hans spend some hours at the train station Wilhelmshöhe Bahnhof waiting for his ICE train to Frankfurt.
The photo is taken at platform 2, by aiming the camera up in the roof where there is a mirror.
Hans has checked in via webbpage and has received the boarding pass in the iPhone Wallet. But when trying to check in the luggage at the airport, the machine refuses to accept this boarding pass. Instead he has to go to a manual checkin counter where he gets the reason. The seat 28A that Hans has checked in to one day before, is now broken and he needs to get an conventional, paper boarding pass with another seat.
|Airplane age||27 years|
Cameras: Nikon Coolpix S9900, Apple iPhone 6 and GoPro Hero5 Session.
Photographer: Hans Sundgren.