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We Chose To Stay In Bernkastel-Kues Because Long Ago We Used To...

It Was Late Afternoon When We Arrived And We Wanted To Join...

Unfortunately, It Was Only Moments Away From Closing Time So We Decided...

The Interiors Of The Old Buildings Were Delightful, And Haunting At The...

We Learned That It Now Functions As A Home For The Aged,...

There Is A Small Chapel Inside With This Lovely Painted Wood Carving...

I Found A Couple Of Unusual Features On The Exterior Of The...

And A Very Cute Wrought-Iron Thermometer

We Set Off To Cross A Bridge On Foot Over The Mosel...

Here's A Closer Look At The Castle Looming Over Bernkastel, On The...

The Sun Lit Up The Buildings And This Cruise Boat Named After...

We Spotted A Restaurant That Was Open With Both Indoor And Outdoor...

It Was Located In A Stunning Courtyard With Colourful Buildings All Around

The Sunlight Played With The Water Splashing From The Nearby Fountain

After A Fabulous Meal, We Plunged Deeper Into The Lanes To Admire...

The Shops Were All Closed For The Day, But We Came To...

What An Incredible Example Of A Higgledy-Piggledy Building

On Our Walk Back To Our Hotel I Admired The Buildings Faced...

I Was Reminded Of Gleaming Fish Scales As The Slate Shone In...

Cars Park On The Sidewalks All Over Europe, But Here It's Actually...

Though In True German Style, There Are Limits To Everything People Do

However, I Was Surprised To See Bottles Of Wine In This Street-side...

We Were Tempted To Stop In But We'd Had A Bottle With...


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BACKGROUND

I will write about our experiences in Bernkastel-Kues soon, but for some general information, here are some exerts from the Lonely Planet – Germany chapter on Rhineland – Palatinate & Saarland:

This charming twin town, downriver from Trier, is the hub of the middle Moselle region. Bernkastel, on the right bank, is a symphony in half-timber, stone and slate and teems with wine taverns. Kues has little fairy-tale flair but is home to the town’s most important historical sights.

Bernkastel’s pretty Marktplatz, a block inland from the bridge, is a romantic ensemble of half-timbered houses with beautifully decorated gables. Note the medieval iron rings, to which criminals were attached, on the facade of the old Rathaus. On Karlstrasse, the tiny Spitzhäuschen resembles a giant bird’s house, its narrow base topped by a much larger, precariously leaning, upper floor.

In Kues, most sights are conveniently grouped next to the bridge in the late-Gothic St-Nikolaus-Hospital, an old-age home founded in 1458 for 33 men, one for every year of Christ’s life.


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