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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Bacharach June 2nd 2013

todaystarted with another fabulous breakfast from Timo and Alex. Then we skyped Joanne nd Nick, which was great. Then Timo drove us to Bacharach , which is the prettiest of towns. It's got small cobbled streets, with half wooden houes , shops and restaurants. I'm staying at a,HUGE castle that is 500 years old and really cool. I'm in a bunk room with only one other person which is brill,. my roomie is a Japanese girl called Mika, who seems friendly enough. I' So Alex, Timo and myself went for a walk around tbe town and had a spaghetti ice cream, which is ice cream , cream, then strawberry sauce on top with cream that looks like spaghetti on top ! Then it was time to say bye bye for two weeks until I see them ... read more

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Koblenz May 13th 2013

We sailed away from Cochem at 6:00 am and arrived in Koblenz at 12:30 pm after coming through two more locks. Koblenz is where the Rhein (Rhine) an Moessel (Moselle) meet. On the photo you can see the difference in color between the two rivers where they meet. The picture(s) was made from the cable car we went on that brought us up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress that rises 118 meters above the Rhine (see photos) and offers amazing views of the famous corner *Eck* where the two rivers meet and where the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm 1 was erected in 1897 and is 37 meters high. The Fort was built between 1817 and 1828. We walked through parts of the Fort, it had many cells where prisoners of war would have been kept and display ... read more
monument to Kaiser Wilhelm 1
proof that I was on the cable car, what a view
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Cochem May 12th 2013

After Andernach we left the Rhine and turned onto the river Moessel, a much smaller and shallower river. That day we went through three different locks, which was something neither of us had seen before, very interesting! The locks are there to accomodate the low points on the river and to avoid running aground. We docked at the beautiful little city of Cochem at 1:30 pm, from afar we could see the large castle above the city. The city consisted of many cobblestoned little streets with little shops and cafe's and the riverside filled mostly with little cafe's and restaurants with lots of seating outdoors. We couldn't wait to get off the boat and run up to the castle or as the Germans call it the Reichsburg Cochem. We walked through the tiny winding streets and ... read more
Taken from afar - Reichsburg Cochem
The walk up to the castle
By the castle at last, what a view

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Cochem May 12th 2013

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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Trier April 28th 2013

Suzy the motorhome is sitting on camping Treveris stellplatz in the rain in Trier. When will it ever stop? It has rained cats and dogs all day and the temperature has dropped from a lovely 28 degrees last night to about 18. To the right of us we can see the Konrad Adenaur Bridge one of three over the Moselle. The stellplatz lies just to the side of it. To our left if it stopped raining we might just about see Trier. To the front of us trees and behind those the Moselle. What a busy place Trier is particularly arriving in the rain. We could see the town in the distance in the rain as we drove downhill approaching the first of three bridges which traverse the Moselle. The rain had not let up since ... read more
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On the way to Trier

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Mayen April 21st 2013

Het prachtige weer lokte ons naar buiten. Samen met Dieter, Jerina en Kobe reden we een dagje naar Kottenheim. Als we niet in UK kunnen geraken, kan Kottenheim als zeer leuk alternatief dienen. Zeker met een lekker kopje koffie onderweg. Voor Dieter en Jerina was het een kleine test of UK had bijgedragen en ja hoor. De vorderingen waren goed te zien, hoewel de structuur van de rots niet te vergelijken is. Kottenheim kan met tijden, zeer scherpe grepen en barsten hebben. Vandaar 'testing of the gloves'. De Crack-handschoentjes zijn echt super! Als je zou twijfelen, twijfel dan zeker niet langer. Mijn handruggen voelen nog pijnlijk, maar ze liggen niet open. Er komt een gans gamma aan mogelijkheden vrij als je je vuisten, handen en vingers beter kunt gebruiken. Dieter, Kobe en ik klommen om de ... read more
Mijn schatje aan het genieten...
Op zoek naar een friend.
Jerina on the move.

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Rhein-Hunsruck January 6th 2013

Day 8 - Munich to Rhine Valley. Sunday 6th January 2013 A day of discovery – medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River which carves its way through the countryside. Tonight spend the night in one of the many castles along the banks of the Rhine. I think this is the part of the trip, bar Paris, I was looking forward to the most. I had always wanted to visit the Rhine Valley and although we only had one night here, we were staying in a castle! A sobering start to the day. Feeling a bit better but still full of cold and rainy damp weather added to the mood of our f... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Koblenz December 15th 2012

I had waited in anticipation for this auspicious day to come as it would be highly unlikely I would be around in a hundred years time for the next 12/12/12. I had visited the Rhine Valley in autumn 6 years ago so was looking forward to the winter panoramas and come prepared with a case full of woolly jumpers. After the tiring 14 hour coach journey to Osterspai, Germany, the Husband and I had another early morning and were both surprised we had actually slept given the loose 'one size fits all heads' pillow and the memory foam mattress upon which a fitted sheet with the texture of sandpaper had given us a thorough exfoliating throughout the night. I woke to my lovely present of a BHS red scarf and 'matching' M&S gloves that John Lewis ... read more
'Chicken Soup'...
The beer tent at Koblenz.
Lighting up after quite a bit of gluhwein!!!

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Winningen September 3rd 2012

Hier musste ich halt machen. Seht selbst.... read more
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Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Bingen am Rhein September 3rd 2012

Sehr schick - Schön fand ich auch die Innenstadt, die auf einen kleinen Berg steht. Ganz oben steht eine Burg, von der man einen wunderchönen Ausblick auf die Stadt und die anliegenden Weinberge hat. In Stadtnähe befinden sich mehrere kleine Schlösser - Echt schick. Gefällt mir ebenfalls sehr gut hier... read more
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