Webcams are marvellous things. They not only allow us to remotely communicate visually with friends and family, we can also watch live video footage from virtually anywhere in the world. All from the comfort of our own sofas. Continue reading “Mosel Webcams – Bringing the river into your living room”
Here are the movies being shown in the original English soundtrack in Trier and Koblenz region over the coming week: Continue reading “This Week’s English Movie Screenings in the Mosel Region”
The world famous Oktoberfest in Munich starts soon. However, for many, it is either too far to travel (Munich is several hours away) or just too expensive. Continue reading “2nd Algedunder Wiesn Oktoberfest”
Ice cream as we all know comes in a dazzling array of flavours ranging from the traditional through the exotic to the downright weird. However, on a trip to Cochem I tried ice cream – Riesling ice cream in fact. Continue reading “Riesling Ice Cream”
Lots of festivals and other wine-related events are taking place this coming weekend: Continue reading “Wine Events and Festivals in the Mosel this Weekend”
We were walking through Cochem and spotted this strange little glass box built into the wall of a building on the side of a street. As you can see, it is a rather cute little doll’s house style bedroom. Upon closer inspection, I realised it was a novel advertisement for the Zum Fröhlichen Weinberg, a guest house on Schlaufstraße 11 – 13.
Usually, I would not say too much about any guesthouse I have not stayed in, but their “advert” stood out to me as being quite unusual so I decided to investigate further. Their website is in German, but it does explain that they have a variety of room types. All rooms have private bathrooms, whilst some also have private balconies, patios or kitchenettes. A single room and a couple of larger apartments are also available. All rooms look bright and cheery from the photographs. Oh, and they also have garage space available for a small charge, useful given Cochem gets very busy in summer.
Further delving on the internet also revealed that a mother and daughter team run the place. Apparently mum speaks very little English but daughter speaks it quite well. So it should not be too challenging for non-German speaking visitors.
The place has great reviews on Tripadvisor which in my eyes is usually a good thing.
Discover more about Zum Fröhlichen Weinberg (in German so run it through Google!)
You might have tried “Weinbergpfirsich Senf”, mustard made from peaches grown in the Mosel vineyards. Happily, today I stumbled across a recipe which is on the other end of the spectrum – pralines made from those peaches. It goes like this: Continue reading “Recipes from the Mosel – Vineyard Peach Pralines”
If you are a fan of Karl Marx, there is an exhibition being held at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum and the Museum Simeonstift in Trier commemorating the bicentenary of his birth. Continue reading “Karl Marx Exhibition in Trier”
Of course, no trip to the Mosel is complete without a river cruise. It is arguably the best way to see the countryside from a different perspective.
Unlike trips over land, on the river you get to see both banks at the same time. I can guarantee there is something to make you “ooh”, “ah” or gasp on every slow bend of the river, be it a stunning town, dramatic fortress or just another amazing vista. Continue reading “Cruising down the Mosel”