|The drive across Belgium took us through gorgeous green countryside with plenty of thick forests on a road void of potholes and debris. It was truly pleasurable and continued on into Germany.
One of our favourite towns, Brugge, was again very beautiful and it was great to have visited it once more.
We chose Valkenburg in the Netherlands and Kessel and Furth in Germany for short stops on the way to visit Nuremberg.
Each stop had its own claim to fame. Kassel's huge park is the oldest in Europe while Germany's first railway opened in Furth in 1835. We took a short drive from Furth to explore Bamberg's very pretty town centre with old bridges and a fast moving river. Very nice but very touristy.