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Jun 20, 2016 - Day 17 Cycle tour. Oberbillig to Bernkastel Kues

Overview Awoke to fog but it lifted quickly and we had a lovely sunny day of cycling. Lots of steep vineyards line both sides of the river. Stopped at Trier and spent time there for a drink as well as exploring the city and its unesco listed roman sites. An old gate into the town , church, Roman baths , lovely square in old town. Probably stayed too long making a long day in all. Another stop later on for tea and cake in a village along the river. The bike trail was not nearly as well maintained as in Luxembourg Rough (but sealed) surfaces...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Around Piesport and Bernkastel-Kues

We had had a quiet day the day before catching our breath, grocery shopping and visiting the local tourist information office. We then found across the river the ruins of an old Roman wine making building. It appears that the Romans had a major influence in developing vineyards and hence wine along the Mosel. The weather was glorious but hot so we just relaxed the rest of the day enjoying the sunshine and the river. We woke up to another glorious day so it was time to explore the nearby environs. We had spotted a road just behind the...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Bernkastel-Kues

Nice to be back in Bernkastel to take photos to replace the ones we took in May but lost in the RV burglary. This time our tour took us on other back streets to see more charming shops and architecture. Ivan and I then decided to use our free time to walk UP to the castle above town. Took us 30 min. to get up there for the great views of the Moselle and our boat. After paying .30 euro each to use the restrooms we headed back down as it had started to sprinkle. Didn't last long but did make the steps and cobblestones rather slippery. More...

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May 15, 2012 - The Romantic Rhine

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND I will write about our experiences driving the Romantic Rhine road soon, but for some general information, here are some exerts from the Lonely Planet – Germany chapter on Rhineland – Palatinate & Saarland: Between Koblenz and Bingen, the Rhine cuts deeply through the Rhenish slate mountains, meandering between hillside castles and steep fields of wine to create a magical mixture of wonder and legend. This is Germany’s landscape at its most dramatic – muscular forested hillsides alternate with craggy cliffs and...

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May 14, 2012 - Bernkastel-Kues

@@@@@@@ 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...

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May 5, 2012 - Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Our wagonmaster, Dieter, brought us 2 freshly baked rolls for our breakfast this morning! On our way to see the lovely town on the Mosel River (with this long name). We had a couple of hours to explore and eat lunch. Ivan took part of a trail up into a vineyard to see how close the vineyards are to the town (right behind it!) Soaked up the architecture as we roamed the steep and winding streets. Decided to try lunch at a small cafe. We split a small pizza and another flat bread item with sausage and onions (flammkuchen). Quite good and...

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