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Sankt Goar

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  • Day25

    Sankt Goar

    September 14, 2016 in Germany

    Then on to Sankt Goar...
    We did 68kms today...

    The others were not far behind... (Sherelle had a flat today)
    Our accommodation has very adequate air flow so all are happy.

    Illy and I went for a wade in Rhine this arvo... Sandy bottom, and less than pristine waters this far down

    St Goar is a small tourist town... Shall be nice to relax here tomorrow

  • Day25

    Sankt Goar farm

    July 21, 2016 in Germany

    With the rain that came overnight persisting into the morning,the temperature had dropped to a comfortable 23° so we set off to a stopover for services. Sat navs and coordinates can be fantastic but occasionally they lead you places you didn't intend to go, good and bad. We found ourselves on ever narrowing paved roads winding between houses and emerged on a single track farm road barely wide enough for the van wheels. We followed it to its junction with a gravel track that petered out in wheat fields. There was a wooden shelter opposite and beyond this, a sheer drop down the valley to the river about 200m below. The view was stunning, with Loreley rock rising up across the valley where a siren with golden locks reputedly perched whilst she sang to passing sailers, luring them to their deaths on the rocks below. A narrow bank of land in the river ended in a statue of her as a reminder of the legend.

    As beautiful as it was, the site didn't have services so we entered the location of the stopover manually. It turned out to be a small farm with a few holiday cabins and a field for vans. There was a compost loo and a riding stable that Vicky got her hopes up about before being told she was too 'tall' for the horses.
    The farm chickens had a sign detailing what they could be fed from your leftovers and Will impressed himself by explaining in German to another campervanner that they didn't like uncooked potato before proceeding to have a long conversation in German with the campervanner, Wolfgang and his partner Elisa who turned out to be really lovely people. Sunset saw cloud forming in the valleys as the sun lit it up from behind and whilst bringing out a glow in the straw fields.
    Whilst getting ready to set off the next morning, Elisa came rushing over with a bag that contained some gifts for us; German bread, ground coffee, spaghetti and some homemade grape jam! We were taken aback and very grateful. You get to meet some amazing people whilst travelling.
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  • Day19

    We started the day with some time in the Museum in Bingen learning all about Hildegard of Bingen. She seems like quite a character, a prolific writer and significant political player. Next to the museum was a small herb garden with all the medicinal plants used in her time, and described in her books.

    Then we set off along the river again, it's this section of the river that is famous for the castles.

    There is a rail line down each side of the river with long freight trains going in both direction all day, as well, there are freight barges going up and down on the river, against the backdrop of the castles on the ridge tops. Amazing!

    There are no bridges across the river between Mainz and Koblenz, about 200k by bike, so as well as the tourists boats and barges going up and down there are also cross river ferries. It's busy out there.

    The map of the route has interesting advertising, the anti inflammatory drug Voltaren is advertised on the cover. A helpful message for tired cyclists.

    "Rest day" tomorrow, time to go and visit the local castle.
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  • Day20

    Burg Rheinfels: the castle

    June 17, 2017 in Germany

    This is the largest castle on the Rhine, just a short climb from our hotel. Spectacular views of the river and a beautiful walk down. I headed across the river this afternoon on the local ferry to get to the supermarket, there isn't one on the side.

  • Day6

    Rheinfels Castle

    June 6 in Germany

    After our city walk, we took a quick bus ride to the next town over, St. Goar, to see the castle. First we had a delicious traditional German meal, Schnitzel, spatzael, sourkraut and potatoes. Another sunny day, meant a hot walk to the castle from the parking lot below. Then back down to the magnificent Rhine for a relaxing canal boat ride back to Bacharach. We decided to find some baked goodies and took them back to our room to relax and pack, since we'll be leaving early in the morning to head to Rothenburg.Read more

  • Day28

    Sankt Goar, Germany

    May 28, 2017 in Germany

    It was unfortunate not to spend a bit more time in Munich, but the Rhine Valley did not disappoint! The Rhine Valley is a well known region set along the Rhine River comprising numerous medieval castles, wineries and villages. When we arrived in Sankt Goar we visited the cuckoo clock shop which includes the largest free hanging cuckoo clock in the world! Next we took a cruise along the picturesque River Rhine which is lined with castles and hillside vineyards.Read more

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