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  • Day21

    Wild camp on hill above Oberwesel

    July 17, 2016 in Germany

    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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  • Day29


    July 25, 2016 in Germany

    For the second time, we drove the van on to a Rhein ferry that took us to the other sidw of the river. Whilst the services were locked up, the view from Braubach's Rheinside stopover was impressive with Marksburg, the only castle on the Rhein never to have been destroyed, looming above us on the cliffs behind. We took a well signposted walk up the steep hill to the castle and looked around the beautiful town of half timbered houses on the way back to the van. As well as the full sized houses there were a multitude of handmade miniature wooden replicas with intricate detail on display in gardens and on walls.

    When we saw Der Schwanen (The Swan) pub it brought back memories of our local (The Old Swan; aka Ma Pardoes) so we popped in for a quick 'kleine pils'. Will had spotted an old looking pub called Eck Fritz (Fritz's corner) as we'd been heading up to the castle and as it was a hot day we availed ourselves of their services too! The pub was triangular to fit into the space at a Y-junction of the road. Its interior was dominated by dark wood and its shelves, that stretched all the way round the main room were stacked full of old curios from meat mincing machines to milk churns. A particularly memorable feature was the deer antler chandelier with lampshades of leather hide sown to small wooden frames and energy saving lightbulbs - this is a very environmentally aware country!
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  • Day22


    July 18, 2016 in Germany

    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

    Marksburg Castle

    May 12, 2015 in Germany

    We visited Marksburg Castle, and Glenda was given the key with which to unlock the door. The castle's foundations go back to the year 1100. The view of the Rhine from the top of the mountain is fantastic. Down in the basement there is an exhibit that shows some of the instruments of torture and imprisonment from the Middle Ages. However, our guide told us that there was never a prison at Marksburg. I was especially interested in the dining hall, and in the fact that there is a sit-down toilet. It hangs over the side of the wall, and the droppings fall to fertilize a garden.Read more

  • Day18

    Castles on the Rhine

    May 12, 2015 in Germany

    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

  • Day17

    20kg für 4 Monate ..

    June 29, 2017 in Germany

    20 kg Gepäck für 4 Monate .. eine schwere Herausforderung.
    Nach unzähligem ein- und aus-, hin- und herpacken ist der Koffer endlich vollständig gepackt und verschlossen 🙈😥
    Morgen früh kann's dann endlich los gehen 🌍⚓

  • Day14

    Wieder in Deutschland

    April 11, 2017 in Germany

    Wir haben zuerst überlegt ob wir nochmal in Belgien übernachten, aber die Fahrt verlief ohne Stau und so hatte ich den Stellplatz an der Lahn am Kränchen als Ziel. Leider waren alle Plätze ab 13.04.2017 besetzt. Kein Wunder, Ostern steht vor der Tür. Wir fuhren dann weiter und hatten beim nächsten Stellplatz in Braubach Glück und ergattert den den letzten Platz direkt am Rhein. Direkt unter der Maksburg befindet dich der Stellplatz und man hat direkten Blick auf den Rhein. Stromanschluß ist normalerweise im Preis von 10 € enthalten, Aber die großem Wohnmobile Concorde brauchten dringend die 6A und können auch nicht teilen. Anscheinend haben die Angst das ihre Elektrik ausfällt wenn sie nicht an 220V hängen. Wir kochen dann morgen halt auf alte Art unseren Kaffee.Read more

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