Today we visited the two places we intended to visit the day before Traben-Trarbach and Zell. As usual on our way to Traben-Trarbach we headed up the hills to get a view down on the river.
The twin town of Traben-Trarbach straddles the Mosel. We enjoyed walks on both side of the river by crossing the bridge which had an impressive bridge end (This was one which was 4m high with a sharp turn we had discovered the day before) for which the town is famous. Walking along the river we were intrigued why there was Buddhism Museum in the town. Very strange!
From Traben-Trarbach we continued along the river to Zell. This had a pleasant water front and a narrow but picturesque main street. We had spotted a view point high on the hill above the town and so we asked at the local tourist how we got to it. It was suppose to be a 40 minute walk so we thought we would give it a go as we all needed a good walk. Following the .route despite our map was quite difficult and we did not seem to be getting any nearer to the viewpoint in fact we seemed to be getting further away. In the end we gave up and retraced our steps. As we neared the town again we noticed there was a sign to another view point on our map which was along a short road. The view point was just above the local cemetery – the residents having a really good view! Well at least in the end we got our few down.
We returned to the car and then headed back to base as the weather was starting to look a bit threatening.