Our Eurail passes came today. Along with a guide. Among other things in the guide there is a list of famously scenic train journeys. One of these goes from Koblenz to Trier and that seemed a real possibility for Tigger and I while Mat is toiling in the archives of the Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn. So I looked up Trier in the Lonely Planet guide to Germany and our timing seems to be rather good.
"In 2007 the Luxembourg region, including Trier, will serve as a European Capital of Culture. Local events include a major exhibition held from June to November, on the Roman emperor Constantine the Great (AD 275-337) and his role in European history, to be heald at the city’s leading museums."
I guess it’s a good thing I had already decided to pack the Gombrich.