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Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hi folks,

we are trying to bring about a small VT-get-together in the picturesque town of Zons, on the river Rhine, almost half way between Cologne and Düsseldorf.

The first suggestion for a date would be the weekend 26./27. February.

The meeting would begin after noon and basically involve a walk through the town and on the Rhine dyke. After that, we would go into a cafe/restaurant ; the idea is also to bring a CD-ROM with some of your recent travel pics so we can view them on a Notebook.

Any reactions, suggestions etc. etc. are welcome at this early stage!

Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

I've heard that there's a nice Pfannkuchenhaus in Dormagen (not Zons, tho). Maybe we could end the day there?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Sound good to me :-) I guess most of the people turning up will have cars, so it should be no problem to manage these maybe 10 km.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

BTW, Bigs has pictures about Zons on her HP:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/148fc/10aa9/

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by TinyTuck

Sounds good! And so far I have nothing planned for that date.
So let the new VT year begin...

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya all,

...fabulous .... it looks like I am available on that weekend ...so please put me on your lovely list ... :o)

HORSCHECK :o)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Yippeeeee..... sounds like "the usual suspects" will meet again. Will we make it a Saturday or a Sunday meeting? Is there anything in the meetings calendar already?

HAHA let's hope only Germans will join so we don't need to bring presents ;-))))))))))))))))))))))))))

S

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Sabs, I will see that the meeting appears in the Calendar.

Regarding date: I have a Basketball match on Sunday, but it is in Aachen, on 10:00 in the morning. I hate early sports on Sundays, but that way, I will be able to have a big Pfannkuchen without the slightest remorse ... If we agree to meet in Zons at 14:30, I for one would prefer Sunday.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

2:30 in zons sounds perfect to me.

looking forward to the "oma cafes" with their apfelstrudel mit vanillesauce and i will try to find out more about the pfannkuchenhaus!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

...and we can bring presents anway .... :o)

*winkygrin*

HORSCHECK

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by TinyTuck

Have I ever told you, Sabs, that I love the way you use German words in English sentences? Well, I do! ;-)

I think Sunday is great! I'm usually bored on Sunday...

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy

LOOOOL, Win,

now its a Sunday meeting. ;-)))
Never heard of Zons, but Pfannkuchen always sounds good.
Count me in,

M

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Well, Maren, knowing I did you a favor... you owe men one!!! I count on you showing up Sunday morning in Aachen to cheer for my basketball team...

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy

Ok, that might be a good deal ;-)

(BTW I thought about coming and watching that match anyway, at least to see how fast you are moving at 10am, ha!) ;o))))))))

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

It depends:- very slow on the court (until I get exchanged by coach) -- very fast to the showers, where the beer is waiting! Looking forward to having some supporters outside of Cologne!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Gili_S

I am also free that weekend, but, as it mentioned here that there is the hope of purely German meeting I do not want to mess your party and there fore no Lonkero and Sisu for you guys ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Gil, did you realise there was a ;-))))) behind what I wrote?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Gili_S

Sure, and there is one ;-) on my posting too :-)
But you know me ;-)
Also, I cannot verify where I'll be that time, so don't count me in yet.
How about meeting in Krakow or Budapest in April? LOL

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Gil, external (i.e. Non-Rhineland) people are always welcome, especially if they leave enough money to pay for the beer :-)

Win,
who just wanted to tell that he put the date into the VT meeting calendar.

Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by 50939

Hi!

It would be very nice to see you again. (Un)fortunaly I am at this weekend in Bilbao!

I wanted to ask, if somebody what to walk the "Brauhauswanderweg" inCologne. It is a (short) walk from brewery to brewery through the old part of the city.
I think the time after easter is good for this.

Edgar

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Gili_S

BTW, I don’t remember if I asked you already, did you Winfried received the Sisu I left for you with the guys in Köln before I left?
And, Stef, how did you like the Lonkero? Or, is it still in your fridge?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Oh gosh, yes, of course Gil! Thank you so much! They didn't really last very long :-( Please bring a truck's load next time! :-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

let me tag in here.
i think i have that weekend free and it's not that far from denmark.
i might be able to make it.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Claus, if you want to join us with your bike you should start next week .... *winkygrin*

H

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

jaja, ich bin auch dabei. allerdings schreibe ich dies unter alkoholeinfluss, 0,3 promille wie der nette polizist mir eben auf der düsseldorfer ackerstraße sagte!
ich werde also in zons nur wasser trinken ;-)

count me in!

s.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

i might have to bike down there holger, now that v-bird don't exist anymore:O)
i might even hitch hike to the vt meeting.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

LOL, Stef., das hast Du aber sauber gezirkelt! Darf man fragen, wieviel Du getrunken hast? Die Menge ist normalerweise 2 Glas Bier oder 1 1/2 Glas Wein..

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Claus, you could also fly in from Hamburg. Just give us a shout how and where we can help you, it will be always possible to pick you up somewhere.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

if i can take the weekend off, then i'll make my way down there some how winfried.
i'll let you know if i need any help.

thanks mate.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

nothing to be proud of, I'm shocked about myself. water!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Oh well, as far as I know there aren't any LowCost airlines serving this area from Copenhagen anymore.

I am glad I made it to Copenhagen with V-bird last year. There prices were just to tempting...finally they passed away .... *sniff*

H

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Great -- that'll make us 7-8 people so far. If we become even more folks, I will think about making reservations and giving everything a tighter structure. Generally, I'd like to keep things flexible, just meeting points and mobile phone nr. for people arriving later. We could however think about rainy weather alternatives like visiting museums in K or D.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by kentishgirl

Wow! Thats my weekend off work in February! Yipee...Germany again!!

I would LOVE to meet you all....how easy is it to get to Zons from Cologne...or Bonn....or Dusseldorf!?! I may try a different city this visit.

***Off checking Easyjet flight prices!!!!***

:-)))

Ali
xxxx

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Hey Ali,

that would be nice if you could join us. It's easy to get from Cologne to Zons, we will help with connections from stations because we will all be there by car!

Good luck with the Easyjet prices :)
Sabs

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by kentishgirl

Thanks Sabs! :-)

Well there are bargains to be had ! So...I shall put my name down and book the flights ASAP.....

Ali
xxx

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hey Ali, that is great news... looking forward to meeting you!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

it looks like i'll have a few days off now.
i can't say it 100% yet though.

if i come then i think i'll hitch hike down there.
i always thought that it would be great to hitch hike 1000 kilometers for a couple of pancakes:O).

on the way back i think i will fly to london for a day and have a pint.
it's cheaper to fly easyjet over london than to take the bus or the train back to denmark and i miss london and london miss me(i think).

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by TinyTuck

It's funny how you always find someone crazier than yourself! ;-) Good luck, Claus!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

i just booked a flight from cologne/bonn to london with easyjet on monday the 28th and a ticket from london to copenhagen on tuesday the 1st of march, so i'll be having pancakes by the rhine and pints by the thames in 3 weeks after some hitch hiking.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya,

Claus, it is fabulous that you can join us on Sunday. Good luck for your hitch hiking adventure. Don't forget to bring your fridge ... *verybigsmile*

HORSCHECK :o)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Holger,
may I remind you that fridges might be appropriate for Ireland, but they aren't necessarily good for Germany.

As for Schleswig-Holstein, it should suffice to have a large print reading: "I'm from Cologne, may I stay here?!" -- The friendly local aboriginals will no doubt make for a speedy trip to the Rhineland :-)))

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

i think i'll make a sign saying "i want pancakes":O)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

...so you think it is still cold enough at the end of February, that Claus can keep his hundreds of Carlsberg cans in his bagpack??? *winkygrin*

HORSCHECK :o)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

i decided february is a good time a year.
i would have had to take ny fridge if i came in july.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy

LOL, ...so you want him to come with a frigde in his hands and a car battery hanging around his neck to bring some cooled Carlsberg beers...??
Btw our excellent pancakes must be stored cool, so that Claus can by some more and take them to London in his fridge...;-)

M

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

which reminds me.... shall i book a table for the pancake place? how many are we? what time?

claus, if you are stuck in düsseldorf i can help with the last kilometres ;)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

could you bring some of that great danish icecream in your fridge?it would be appreciated.

btw winni, your other forum didn't bring a lot of success eh? ;-)

steffi

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

thanks sabsi.
i'll let you know if i need a ride.

mabye i should buy a few extra pancakes and take them to london, just in case there are some vt members there who would like a bite.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

oh yessss, icecream with flo/debo/ller pleeeeeease :)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

i'm planning to spend a couple of days on the road before arriving, so i'm afraid the icecream will melt.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

...Hmmm, I didn't know that polarbears are called icebears and that they have green hair ...there is a lot to learn here ... anyway, you are welcome with that hairdo at Borussia ... *verybigsmile*

HORSCHECK :o)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

that is exactly why you take your fridge with you!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

lol holger, I hope they will like me at the tivoli in aachen tomorrow as well ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

floedeboller.
thats a deal sabsi.
they are good for pancakes too.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

yippeeeeee. ill make sure to have some icecream in my fridge so that i can stick them into it. yummy.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

@Stef, ah the other forum! maybe it was the wrong forum for posting an invitation for a get-together involving at least 2 people from Düsseldorf ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

@Sabsi: After my count, we will be about 8 people. Better to reserve something. Could you post or email the address of the place?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

OK, a table for 10 is reserved for 5.30-6 pm.

Here's a link btw
http://www.pfannkuchenscheune.de

And don't worry, it looks like a basement but it's not so it's wheelchair accessible :)

I think Ill have the Jäger ;-)

Sabs

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Thanks, Sabsi, that looks like a cosy place! I see difficult decisions ahead of me -- sweet or hearty?????

I'll try to establish a good meeting spot in Zons over the next days.

What do you guys think -- should we have a "Plan B" instead of Zons for that exceptionally miserable rainy day?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Meeting point could be at the main gate near the car park. It's easy to get to and easiest to find for everybody.

I think we don't need a plan B. If it rains we take an unbrella and end up in a cafe with Apfelstrudel all day ;)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

no plan B. we go for it!
if it's really bad we have time for 2 pancakes...

s.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Fair enough so!

The parking lot -- would that be the one near the Rheintor?

I hope we get some decent weather so we can not only walk through Zons but also take in a bit of the Rhine dyke and meadows.

That place where the Pfannkuchenhaus is located -- isn't there also a famous medieval monastery?

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

LOL Spiritaner :-)))) Nomen est omen???

Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Colzy

Hi to all the 'usual suspects' and everybody else... am definitely thinking about attending the meet if you don't mind an Aussie crashing your party.... I can almost smell the pancakes now... I'm currently attempting to convince my boyfriend to hire a car for the weekend (cross ur fingers for me)... only 4hr drive from Braunschweig....

Would love to meet you all before I am homebound :)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Coll, you and Dave would be a wonderful enrichement of our little VT circle. I'm sure there still are places in the Rhineland you could include making it another discovery weekend...

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

....you are of course welcome ...it looks like we already have a Danish guy and an English girl (I hope kentishgirl will make it)... a person from another continent is still misssing ... so come on and sign in ...

HORSCHECK

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Colzy

Just give me time, I can be quite convincing when I want to be :) I would be happy to provide the face from a different continent, in fact it would be my pleasure. Only if you promise not to make fun of our attempts at German - havent quite got the accent down yet!

My mind is already ticking over with all the possibilities to visit in the Rhineland. I'm surprised you cant hear the wheels grinding!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Coll, try the baseball bat method and get a car with a decently sized boot :-)))

Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by kentishgirl

I wont actually be able to make it afterall...I shall be in Salzburg that weekend....but no doubt there will be plenty more Rhine meetings to enjoy...I shall keep a look out!!

Enjoy those Pancakes!!!!!!

:-)))))

Ali
xxx

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

hi ali,

what a pity... sad moment for winni, seems it's going to be only the usual suspects after all, a situation he wanted to avoid.

have fun and see you next time :-)

steffi

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

@colzy:

I managed the Braunschweig - Düsseldorf trip (and after all Zons is next door from Düsseldorf) in less than 3 hours recently. So no excuse not to come!!!

it would be fun to have an Aussie crashing our party!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy

LLLLLOOOOLLLL Steffi,

did u see he's still working on an Australian girl...

@Colleen (and Claus), don't take that for granted, we're just joking on Win's comment concerning the usual suspects... we would be very happy if you joined us (but never tell him) ;-))))))))))))))))))))
Hope you both make it to Zons anyway!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

proof can be found here:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/f/p/1f580/

Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Colzy

I'll never tell *wink*... under 3 hrs Sabs? In that case I wouldn't have to leave Braunschweig until lunchtime :)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

*sigh* ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hello everybody, just a short message that I will post exact meeting location, directions etc. this Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you all
Win

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

looking forward to receiving exact meeting location etc soon!

S.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

All right everybody, here is the meeting time and spot:

2:30 PM at the Rheintor in Zons!

It is impossible to miss. I've set up an %L[ http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/74c7d/10aa9/] intro page about Zons with more information and a couple of pics.

See you there!

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hm, lets try again for that VT-Link:

intro page about Zons

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

hopeless:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/74c7d/10aa9/

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

du hast et schwer, winni. kein link :-( hast ja noch ne woche zum probieren ;-)
gute nach von rheinabwärts.

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Weather forecast looks pretty good so far :-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Gili_S

You mean good conditions for cross country ski? ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

No, thankfully not :-) For me, that would translate into: "Stay in your car and let the others walk without you :-)"

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Gili_S

Oh, thanks for reminding me, hopefully you will have great weather.
Here I am expecting partly cloudy and –10 in Helsinki during this weekend, good condition for some outside leisure and sight seeing with taken some city in snow photos.
Lately it just that people from all over VT keep telling me that it’s snowing where they live, England, Germany etc. but so far I haven’t see any prove of the snow beside the snow photos that Sharon sent me from Israel. ;-)

Re: Re: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by kentishgirl

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend in Germany...Have a great meet......See you at the next one!

Ali
xx

HELP

by IceBear7


I was just checking the meetings page in the new format and checked the list of participants... why does it say "UpdateRSVP" just behind my name???? Help!! If I don't do anything am I not allowed to join? Should I just ignore it? Should I change the color of my hair? s.

VT Members Coming To The Meeting:
M_Althaus
sabsi
IceBear7 UpdateRSVP
TinyTuck
cachaseiro
HORSCHECK
m-joy
RhineRoll
osofiaboy (+ 4)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Well, maybe New VT has a built-in "Jeck-Check" -- if it recognizes a Jeck, the person is automatically informed and asked to re-confirm her/his statement :-)))

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Dying laughing about jeck check ;))))

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya,

I have really good news for our meeting ...I met VT member MikeAtSea from South Africa tonight ...and I hope I could convince him to join our lovely meeting just to improve the international atmosphere .... :o)

HORSCHECK :o)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Well done, Holger :-)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hi everybody,

are we all set for Sunday? Does everybody know how to get to Zons?

See you guys there!

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Just checked the weather forecast -- it looks like we will get some more snow. I hope that the streets and alleyways will stay clear, otherwise I will get problems moving about in my wheelchair....

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya,

Is it only me who doesn't get forum notices about this forum thread????

See you all on Sunday

HORSCHECK

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy


No.
Guck hier:


http://forum.virtualtourist.com/discussion-137615-1-1-Technical-0-0-World-discussion.html

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

hi guys.
i just arrived in cologne, so i´m all set for tomorrow.

see you.

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Excellent! I'm off to my basketball game in Aachen -- in the unlikely event anybody needs to call me, my cellphone will not be on, but I will turn it on right after the game, around 12:00.

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Hallo Leute,

ich bin total erkältet, komme aber gern trotzdem. Fieber habe ich nämlich keins.

Eine Frage hätte ich noch: In meiner Hausapotheke befinden sich keine Halstabletten. Könnte mit evtl. jemand irgendsowas stiften, ich zahle jeden Preis ;)

Ich wohne zwar neben ner Apotheke aber die hat leider zu. Ihr würdet mir und meinem Hals sehr helfen!!!!

Bis nachher!
Sabs

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

ich bring dir tabletten mit, amerikanische, sehr lecker ;-)
wann wolltest du bei mir vorbeikommen?

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya guys,

I hope you are doing well. It is snowing quite a lot here in the Sauerland. Is there any snow in lovely Zons? Should I bring a scarf and gloves or sun-glasses???

CU later

HORSCHECK :o)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

it's pretty cold in köln so i guess some warm clothes would be good.
this is my mobile number in case you guys can't find me:
+45 22 42 43 46

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya Claus,

I still have your number in my mobile ...and I will definitly recognise the blonde danish guy ... so no need to worry .... *verybigsmile* .... anyway, I might be late as it is very snowy here and streets seem to be a bit slippery ... :o)

Take care

HORSCHECK :o)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Steffi,

danke du rettest mir mein Leben! Um viertel vor 2 bin ich bei dir. Oder möchtest Du lieber selbst fahren, falls ich vor den Pfannkuchen schon schlapp mache? ;)

Weiß jemand den Weg zu den Pfannkuchen oder muss ich den noch rausfinden? (Habe keinen Drucker).

Sorry for writing German but this is just boring organising stuff anyway ;)

Seeya soon!
Sick Chicken

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Holger, it looks cold but beautiful here so I'd go for gloves and sunglasses :)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by Colzy

Hope you all have a fantastic time today - I am sorry I can't make it... heading to Prague on Thursday and my budget would not allow the trip to the Rhine. Next time gadget!

Make sure you all eat a pancake (or two) for me, *smiles* Coll :)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Hiya guys,

Winfried, thanks for organising a fantastic meeting. Well done! It was great meeting you all yesterday. Claus and me had a few more Kölsch in the Paeffgen and Frueh in Cologne.

HORSCHECK :o)



RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Did everybody sustain the cold air well? When driving home, I was surprised that the outside temperature reading on my car's thermometer was "only" -3 °C. Sure felt a lot chillier!

Win

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by TinyTuck

Hi there!
Well, yes, I enjoyed it too!!! Thank you all for coming! And against all my concerns I think I didn't catch a cold after all... :-)
Hope you are better, Sabs! But who is Sandra, Win? Btw, I didn't receive a notice for Win's email either, weird...

CU next time!
Stef

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

hi all,

it was great for me as well to see you all (again)... when and where is the next one?

please then bring all a movie about your last trip, someone is going to bring a TV so we can watch our holiday movies the way we enjoyed looking at PIGtures yesterday ;-)

forum replies and e-mail still messy here as well, but the sun is shining and the sky is SO BLUE!!!

s.

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by TinyTuck

Don't worry, Stef, I can send you some clouds over... ;-)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Well, since we are VirtualTourists, the picture showing part remained rather "virtual"... sorry about that folks, totally forgot to take my Notebook into the Pfannkuchenscheune. I really was a bit drained and absent-minded, yesterday, for some strange reason. Question is, would it have been a good idea, at all, then saving it up for next time.

I have to say I like meeting up without much effort having to go into planning. Same could also take place in Bonn or somewhere south along the Rhine or Ahr anytime. Or, further north in the Ruhrgebiet, to make it a bit easier for folks living closer to that area. I'd really like to visit one of the industrial museums, and we also need more people to spread the message that this is a very nice area with lots of things to see and do, as well!

Win

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by cachaseiro

hi' guys.
just got in to london.
really cool meeting you all and see you soon again.

RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

Hi Leute, falls Euch das etwas beruhigt: Habe gerade eine e-mail aus Greve in Chianti (zwischen Siena und Florenz) bekommen. Dort liegt eine geschlossene Schneedecke und es hat -5 Grad!!!

Winfried

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

Winfried,

your latest forum entry caused 22 notices in my forum notice console
"RhineRoll in Dormagen Forum" ... Where the hell are the other 21 entries??? *winkygrin*

HORSCHECK :o)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

I guess I'm a pretty effective guy, huh! ;-)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

das ist jetzt wirklich ein grund, den forum reply notice button auszuschalten. mal sehen obs wirkt...

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

...now I got 50 IceBear7 entries ...IceBear, where are the other 49 ones???

HORSCHECK :o)

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by m-joy

...Steffi, bei mir bist Du mit nur 5 Einträgen am Start, ist schon komisch dieses neue VT!! Das tolle ist ja auch, das dieses Pop-up-Fenster immer dann aufgeht, wenn der Chef den Raum betritt...*hachjeh* ;-))

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by sabsi

Huhu!

Ich will auch mal 50 Benachrichtigungen auslösen..... Wollte nur sagen, dass auf meiner Zons Seite jetzt zwei Travelogues sind!

Bis bald!
Sick Chicken

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by IceBear7

kannste nicht einen link dazu packen? hat doch niemand zeit ewig nach soner seite zu suchen ;-)

ich immer ungefähr 20 nachrichten im moment, hölle!

RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by RhineRoll

supi Travelogues, Sabsi.
Ich hab hier gerade ein Newsletter von HLX bekommen... die fliegen jetzt auch von Köln nach Newcastle *schmacht*--- und wenn man Edinburgh heute ab 18 Uhr bucht, fangen die Tarife von 8 € an... *schmaaaaaaaaaaacht*

RE: RE: Medieval Town Zons -- Rhineland VT Mini-Meeting 26./27. February?

by HORSCHECK

...I have already 110 "forum replies" from the lovely Dormagen forum ... :o)

Anyway, sabsi your travelogue is fabulous ...brilliant photos and excellent commentaries ...keep up the good work ... *verybigsmile*

HORSCHECK :o)

Travel Tips for Dormagen

Dormagen / Zons – Medieval Customs Town

by MikeAtSea

The contrast of Zons a pretty medieval historical town along the Rhine River to the industrial town of Dormagen spread out on the horizon is quiet steep.
On the one side on can stroll and discover historical houses and on the horizon the chemical industry and a large power plant spew out fumes into the sky.
Zons draws a few hundred thousand visitors each year, and it was also the place where I joined my first VT meeting.
First mentioning of the town Zons one can find in historical books already in the year 1288 after the House of Zunce was destroyed in the Battle of Worringen. The years following the battle the decision was made to move the customs control from the town of Neuss which is further north to the town of Zons.
Hence the town was formed in the 14th century by Bishop Friedrich von Saarwerden with the main purpose to control the taxes and excise duties for goods been brought in and out of the district of Cologne.
Almost the entire town has been left as it was built some 600 years ago and the fortifications particularly on the Southern side are quiet remarkable. This also explains the nick name for Zons which is the Rothenburg along the Rhine.
Today many events such as open air theatre, the annual Matthäusmarkt; a medieval crafts market and other art markets draw visitors to this town.
The surroundings of the town Zons are protected nature reserves and one can enjoy long walks along the green zone of the Rhine River.

Thank you to Winfried for organising this stunning day and all the VT members who I was able to meet. It was really a great afternoon and a new destination for me to explore! Thank you again!

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