It was September, 26, 2021, the German Election day. It was fitting for the moment to visit Unkel at the Rhine. Two very well known political figures in German history spent time there, one taking refuge from the Nazi’s Continue reading Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine
The small village of Beilstein is located directly on the right bank of the Moselle and is also nicknamed the “Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle” due to its very well-preserved historic townscape Continue reading Beilstein, a Sleeping Beauty at the Moselle
The Apollinaris Church is surrounded by monastery buildings and a beautiful garden with a wonderful view of the Rhine Continue reading St. Apollinaris, a church that looks like a castle
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 Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland
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. Continue reading A strange sight, Parakeets make their home in German trees!
The beautiful and historic Fachwerk of Bernkastel-Kues invited us to take a relaxed stroll through the cobblestone streets and alleys. The city offers many shops, and restaurants that looked inviting enough to sit down, relax and eat, enjoy a Zwiebelkuchen. Continue reading Bernkastel-Kues in the heart of the Middle Moselle
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 Continue reading Rüdesheim at the Rhine
The town of Bacherach is located in the district of Mainz-Bingen in the the Rhineland and a popular tourist destination Continue reading A stop in Bacharach on the Rhine river day cruise