Römerwelt Rheinbrohl, Limes

The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

A day after I visited Cologne and saw the monuments and Roman history there, I discovered that there was a museum called RömerWelt in Rheinbrohl near my river cottage. That morning I set my alarm for 7.30, made some coffee and got ready for a new adventure. That day exceeded my expectations learning more about the ancient Romans in my area. ROME – A GLOBAL … Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

Halsbandsittich or Rose-Ringed Parakeet 

A strange sight, Parakeets make their home in German trees!

An unusual sight indeed, and that in Germany! The mild climate makes it possible that you will see little Parrots/Parakeets sitting on trees in Northern Rhineland. On the Königsallee in Düsseldorf, for example, the “Halsbandsittich” or Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) has now become a part of everyday life. The bright green birds can be seen at feeding stations, parks and balconies and sleep on trees in … Continue reading A strange sight, Parakeets make their home in German trees!

Ruedesheim am Rhein, Rhine Sticky post

Rüdesheim am Rhein

On our travels we took several day cruises on the Rhine, one of the cruise boats departs in Koblenz. The last stop of the Rhine river cruise with the the KD Goethe ship is Rüdesheim. KD stands for Köln-Düsseldorf Rüdesheim is surrounded by the Rheingau wine mountains and a gateway to the upper Middle Rhine Valley. The main attraction, the famous Drosselgasse, is a narrow alley … Continue reading Rüdesheim am Rhein

Burg Stahleck near Bacherach

A stop in Bacharach on the Rhine river day cruise

Leaving from Koblenz on a day cruise to Rüdesheim, we stopped in Bacharach for lunch at the ‘Altes Haus’ from 1389. Afterwards we strolled the romantic cobblestone streets with the half timbered homes. The town of Bacherach is located in the district of Mainz-Bingen in the the Rhineland and a popular tourist destination We departed on a river day cruise in Koblenz with the KD … Continue reading A stop in Bacharach on the Rhine river day cruise