Und dann habe ich einen Weingummiladen gefunden und war glücklich 😍
Sie haben Pinguine die richtig lecker sind und von denen ich mehrere holen musste 😅
Überhaupt ist Weingummi einfach nur toll! 🥰
Approaching now the more scenic part of the Rhine.
When its a long day, to pass the time it's fun to chase the eBikes till their batteries go flat, then pass them. Once done with the eBikes, then start pacing yourself against the barges heading upstream along the Rhine (barges are slower).
Passed the remnants of the last bridge that was still intact during the 2nd World War. The USA troops used this bridge to cross into Germany. Hitler had four of his officers executed as he believed that it was sabotage that they had not blown it up.Read more
Nip into the Moselle River, now we can say we were on 3 rivers today...also Rhine and Main. Monument is King Wilhelm 1st ...
Took a walking tour around the town square - very typical old buildings in great shape.
Amazing ride today and much more like it.
Mainz to Bingen wasn't much to write home about but the ride from Bingen to Koblenz was everything I'd read about and an UNESCO world heritage site for a reason!
The 'upper middle' Rhine winds through a much more dramatic setting within a gorge covered in thick forest and vineyards. The cycle path hugs the river so nice and flat again. With plenty of historic small towns and a castle about every 3 or 4 miles it really was a ride through history (cheesy line but you know what I mean!).
The ride wasn't without its odd torrential downpour and the clear weather would quickly change to dark sky's and rain where you could hardly see across the river. Luckily managed to find some sort if cover each time.
Koblenz tonight's stop over is a really nice ancient town on the banks of the Rhine and Mosel and has a huge hilltop fortress. Evening was spent in The Irish Pub (original name!) with what seemed like half the town. Place was packed for its monthly karaoke night and some serious talent was on show. Very random night and great way to end best days riding for a few days.Read more
We rode onto to Boppard this morning, then crossed the river on another little ferry to visit Marksburg castle. This one was never conquered or destroyed so although it's not big it was interesting, we did the guided tour with an English speaking guide, and picked up lots of trivia. Did you know there were 25,000 castles in Germany?
Then on to Koblenz, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine. At the confluence, a point known as Deutsches Eck, there is a huge statue of Emperor Wilhelm 1, who died in 1888. If you look carefully you will see Jan up there on the side.
Just another note of interest: these cigarette vending machines are very common. In small villages with no shops you will always see a vending machine.Read more
Deutsches Eck "German Corner") is the name of a headland in Koblenz, Germany, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine. Named after a local commandry of the Teutonic Order it became known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation of his merits in the unification of Germany. One of many Emperor William monuments raised in the Prussian Rhine Province, it was destroyed in World War II and only the plinth was preserved as a memorial. Following German reunification, a replica of the statue was erected on the pedestal after controversial discussions in 1993. It is today a Koblenz landmark and a popular tourist destination.Read more
Nach einem sehr guten Frühstück gings ab in die Weinberge, den Rhein entlang, rauf und runter, über den Rhein drüber, rauf den Hügel zu verschiedenen Aussichtspunkte, runter wieder mit der Fähre über den Fluss schippern 😂🙄🙈
Keine Ahnung wie viele Hügel hoch, 3 mal ufm Schiff schippern, lecker Kuchen geschlemmt auf dem Aussichtspunkt bei der Lorelei.... Blumen und Schmetterlinge waren meine Foto Objekte 😂
Volker und Don Passo haben in der Zwischenzeit eine Kletterpartie gemacht 😁😂
Ein wunderbarer Tag, mit wunderschönen Ecken, die wir ohne guide Volker nie gefunden hätten.
Danach noch Koblenz erkundet und 📸
Gedanken zum Tag:
Herr im Himmel... Jetzt kommt glei einer und schmeißt uns aus den Weinbergen, weil wir sicher illegaler Weise hier sind.
Bzw: lalala Schotter zum parken... 😂 Super, kann ich umfallen... Lalala 🙈Read more
After lunch back at the ship, we had a couple of hours of free time so we decided to do more exploring. Across the Rhine River is the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The medieval castle on this site was razed to the ground by the French in 1799. What is there now was begun in 1817, when the Prussian government made Koblenz into a garrison town. We took a cable car over the river to get to the fortress. This cable car was built for the 2011 National Garden Festival that brought millions of visitors to Koblenz. The UNESCO authorities were aghast that such a structure had been built smack dab in the middle of one of its world heritage sites and they threatened to rescind the area’s designation. After much negotiation, UNESCO backed down and the cable car and the designation can live in harmony - but only until 2026. We’ll see what happens after that.
The fortress is a huge, maze-like collection of buildings, with a layout designed to discombobulate invaders, and now, visitors. It sits 120 metres above the Rhine and is the second-largest preserved fortress in all of Europe. The views over the river are breathtaking. We could actually see where the water from the Moselle meets the Rhine and creates an eddy of two different colours of water.
Dinner tonight will be special. We received an invitation to dine in the fancy-schmancy on-board restaurant called Portobellos. (Everyone eventually gets an invitation, so we are NOT special.) As I recall from last time, this will be a 7-course dinner and will likely take almost three hours!! Such decadence.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Kreisfreie Stadt Koblenz