The railway from Trier to Koblenz follows the river for large stretches of its length making for a very scenic journey. However, as you will see in this video, there are some stretches which will make even the strongest of us flinch with fear as the train ekes its way through some very tight spots!
A nice explanation by a fellow WordPress blogger backpackerlee of three of the most popular German sausage variations. A great start for novices!
Fancy a trip to Germany, but can’t quite decide which area is right for you? We’ve asked the team in our German office for their highlights of both regions to help you decide.
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“Our” river is so much narrower in France, but no less beautiful.
I am sure hotel and guest house owners across the region and beyond will not thank me for this, but this video does have some brilliant ideas for when you are travelling.
However, personally I think I would avoid using either the kettle or clothes iron in the ways they suggest!
Let’s file this one under “How to Play Hooky–European Style.”
It’s a school day. It’s a work day. It’s a Monday. But with a little inspiration, you pack your kids off to school, your husband takes the day off of work, you scoop up a friend who is visiting from the States, and Day Trip! The perfect destination needs beautiful scenery and good wine–so off to Bernkastel-Kues on the Mosel River and surrounded by vineyards.
Too bad every Monday can’t be like this.
While our previous post was all about the Rhine Valley, which was declared Unesco World Heritage, this post takes you to to nearby Mosel Valley. In our updates about Koblenz you’ve already read that the Mosel flows into the Rhine in this city. For our visit to the Mosel Valley, we headed away from Koblenz about 60 km, to our final destination Cochem and the surrounding towns.
We stayed in a little village called Ney and took some small roads to the viewpont near Nörtershausen. On top of a steep little hill, you have a wonderfull view on the river and nearby villages. Afterwards we headed down and drove alongside the riverbanks up to Cochem, where we parked for a little stroll.
The banks of the river are surrounded by steep hills, which are mostly…
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It is a generally accepted fact that the Romans first planted the vineyards that we see today along the length of the Mosel, starting a tradition of winemaking that has – apart from a little mechanisation – has changed relatively little over the centuries. Continue reading “When in the Mosel, do as the Romans did”
Don’t just take my word for it, click HERE for several very good reasons for visiting the Mosel Valley by some hardened Canadian travellers who also have a very interesting travel blog called the Traveling Canucks.