Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Rhine Valley and a Castle

Sadly today was our last full day in Germany; tomorrow we head home. While it may be our last day it was still packed with adventure. Ok maybe not but we are staying in a castle tonight.  We drove from Rothenberg through the Rhine Valley to through Rudesheim to Kaub stopping in Oberwesel.  The drive along the Rhine was picturesque with castles and vineyards dotting the hillside. We saw the little Mäuseturm (Mouse Tower) were supposedly a greedy bishop was placed in 969 and was eaten by hoards of mice.  We stopped at the little beer garden across the river from it, and then continued our journey down the road to a ferry crossing stop.  We drove on to the ferry to cross the Rhine River to continue our journey up to Burg Rheinfels.  Burg Rheinfels is an old ruined castle. We explored the ruins and walked through narrow passageways. It was a wonderful castle ruin site to explore.  After our little archeological adventure we journeyed down a little back country road to Schönburg Castle for the night.  We get to sleep in a beautifully appointed medieval castle. Now there are only two little concerns with the castle and that is, one you really have to hike up a hill to get to it and two if you are taller than about 5’6 or 5’9 you will hit your head a lot.  Other from that is very charming. A little later this evening we will be treated to a four course feast, which will end our little tour of Bavaria.  You can see pictures here.


Me and my husband in the castle garden


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