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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 24th 2017

Lof is only 20 kilometres away from Lof, not really a very long journey and having plenty of time we made a visit to a castle on the way. It is high up on the mountain but we could reach it by car. Very limited parking on top but being lucky someone left that gave me a nice spot to put the car. The views were amazing. You could look down on the Mosel with on eider side the grapes covered the steep mountains. A few pleasure boats were making their way to where ever on the river. The castle was interesting. The entrée was just 7 Euro so not to bad. The medieval sphere is there when you walk around those enormous thick walls. The canons and weapons are shown everywhere. Time to go and ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 16th 2017

We both happy we were going to our favourite place Boppard. We will spent a few days there Always enough to do for us. We have a nice room there overlooking the Rhine. So nice to sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and some cheese seeing the river boats passing by. We also see the big holiday riverboats with people from overseas. They stop sometimes to give the people the chance to see the city of Boppard. On the way there we went to Bingen first so we had a nice drive along the Rhine a beautiful scenery that will always stay in your mind. On an even par with the Mosel with scenery but the Rhine is far more busier and more to see. We made a stop in St Goar. Years ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 15th 2017

This was the last of France now we entering Germany. We are on the way to Worms. A lovely little place on the Rhine. We also choose this place for it was close to Family in Saarland. So much time we have not to stay there as well so Worms being so close was the best place to do all those things. We made a last stop in France at a bakery that also had coffee. A place to sit down and relax for we knew the next stop might not eventuate at all and we were right. Everybody started their holiday this weekend. It was chaos on the roads. Leaving France and arriving in Germany you are automatically transferred to autobahns or our GPS lady calls them motorways. We had files of kilometres long ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard July 1st 2017

Saturday morning, we had to be on the bus at 8, so breakfast was at 7, but I was up and ready by 6:30. So I ate early and then sat in the lobby to work on my blog. They wifi on the bus was finally working. However, as we got away from the city, it was sporadic. As we drove along the interstate highways, I noticed a lack of billboards and advertisement like we have in America. Even the exit signs only indicate food (crossed spoon and fork) and lodging (a bed). No company names. As we crossed into Germany, there is no large sign to indicate that you are crossing into another country. A couple of small signs indicated that you were now in Germany. We traveled along the Autobahn for a while. According ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 13th 2016

lWe had a good run from Regensburg and were ready for a few family visits. Two cousins, one in Grundau and the other in Neunkirchen. Always nice to see the family again for we had so many good times in that part of the world. Our first visit was at Grundau. We stayed there the night only. Liz had a cousin there. Very nice reception as usual the coffee and kuchen is the main start to all the food they put in front of you. Next day we left for Neunkirchen. There is the main part of Liz family of her mothers side. Again so much food you can't eat it. The grilling, for us barbeque and the lioner sausages were marvellous. We made visits to Kirkel a small place close to Neunkirchen where we met ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 22nd 2015

Bad Internet and being close to the end of our holidays the travel blog is not looked after. Also we do a lot on Face book that is a lot easier. We went from Valkenburg to Etten leur to visit family. We stayed there a few days and were entertained by Jola & Hugo. A pity the weather was not that good so part of those days were shopping days and visits to garden centres. Leaving Etten Leur the weather improved a lot and we had nice sun shine in Boppard. We really enjoy the time on the Rhine. Rhine and Mosel are here very close together so we even visited part of the Mosel as well. We never have been to Cologne. One day we took the car to visit this big city. Traffic in ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard July 8th 2015

Wednesday 8 July 2015 Today is for meandering up one side of the River Rhine and down the other. We have made the brave decision to turn Polly off and find our own way using nothing but sheer Kiwi intelligence. There is a feeling of daring and anything could happen as we negotiate the roads leading to the east bank of the Rhine. A couple of attempts at connecting with the appropriate road and we were there close to the water, trying to snatch photo opportunities before they disappeared. Castles on hill tops, river views often with barges, sometimes two joined together, large river cruise boats, small river cruise boats, trains constantly running past, as well as car ferries taking the place of bridges, all these and more kept our cameras working hard as we made ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard March 26th 2015

Leaving Switzerland, our bus took us along a beautiful route that led through the mountains and into the Rhine area of Germany. Our hotel was located in the town of Boppard, which was situated against the river itself. We had some time to get settled into our rooms and I immediately went out on a search for some treats: I was craving marzipan, and found it super cheap at a small drug store. I was so excited! By the time I got back, it was time for our river cruise. The boat we got was amazing and huge, and had its own craft brew beers on board - a huge selling point for us! We got our beers and went up to the roof deck to watch as we went down the Rhine River and took ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 24th 2014

We spend a few days at Boppard a lovely little place at the Rhine. We were here before and fell in love with the place. So much to see around here and having a hotel room with a balcony overlooking the river topped it of. Only problem is parking. You have to fight to secure a place. We were lucky to find a park in front of the hotel. The first day we did sight seeing around the place. Not much had changed apart from the wares the shops were selling. Time enough to look at that later. Late afternoon we sit down to look at the traffic on the Rhine with a glass of wine and a few nuts. Absolute marvellous. Plans are made for the next day and that was a visit to Braubach. ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Boppard August 3rd 2012

You have not been here and not do one of the boat trips on the Rhine. We decided to do both. One day on the boat and one day by car so we have the best of two worlds. The first trip by boat left at 9 o'clock but that was a bit to early, so we went on the second one that left at 11 o'clock and was more our style. According to the time table, we would be in Rudesheim at about three and leave again at six. Not so when we arrived in Rudesheim we had just 45 minutes to look around. The boat trip itself is okay, the problem is, you are on the boat and cannot get of to see something. You float passed all the places, trying to get the ... read more
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