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  • Day21

    Wild camp on hill above Oberwesel

    July 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We've stayed in designated stopovers every night so far- something we've not been used to in the UK. The stopovers are great, but one of the things we love about campervanning is the ability to get away from it all and discover beautiful spots where only we will spend the night and see the dawn. Will was exploring the area on his Maps.Me app that works offline and has incredible detail. He spotted a layby at a viewpoint on the hillside and we headed up there hopefully. We weren't disappointed! Whilst the layby was on quite a slope, the view of the Rhein was stunning and the cornflowers, ox eye daiseys and poppies in the adjacent wheat field a lovely feature.

    Following Will's offline map and signposts we trekked a further 2km up the hill to another viewpoint that could only be reached on foot. It was great to immerse ourselves in nature and this was easy to do with the birdsong, chirping of the crickets and hum of bees. We even saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the way back down and a sunbathing lizard the following morning when we did Pilates in the picnic area overlooking the Rhein.
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  • Day22


    July 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After a walk along the old town wall and up a castle tower for 360° sights, we headed back with shopping to our riverside pitch. The sun was very hot today so we are stuck to the shade. Vicky has taken to using an umbrella as portable shade (with some very strange looks from the sunseekers!)

    The three of us spent the evening barefoot on the grass under the awning a few meters away from the Rhein. As the sun went down, a large moon rose over a hillside castle and a second castle that we could see through the van's sunroof provided a special treat as night fell and its illuminations were turned on!Read more

  • Day18

    Castles on the Rhine

    May 12, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Our tour director gave a running commentary for over three hours as we passed the castles, churches and villages on the Rhine. This river was especially important since Roman times. It served as the border between the Roman Empire on the south bank and barbaric Germany on the north. Of special note are the ruins of Durnstein Castle. Here Richard the Lionhearted was held for ransom when returning from the crusades. In 1192 he was held as a prisoner here until his family, primarily his mother, could raise 26.5 metric tons of silver.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dörscheid, Doerscheid, Дёршайд, Дершајд, 德尔沙伊德

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