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September 18, 2008

The Mosel and the Rhine

Filed under: Germany 2007, Travel — anotherheader @ 1:47 am

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz

After a quiet nights stay where we once again faced down the dinner dilemma—do we drink beer or do we drink wine. A hard decision was

Becky's punishment for her prior indiscretion

Becky

made harder as we were in the heart of the wine-producing region of Germany. We settled. We had wine with dinner and a beer afterwards.

In the morning, we headed to Burg Eltz. Burg Eltz is supposed to be the best-preserved castle of the ilk that you might expect to see if you visit Disneyland. It is truly an impressive structure that rises directly up from the rock. The tour is definitely worth it. Check the pictures out.

From Burg Etlz we headed to

Outer

Outer building at Burg Eltz

Pfalzgrafenstein in Kaub on the Rhine

Pfalzgrafenstein in Kaub on the Rhine

Koblenz through some amazingly steep terraced vineyards along the Mosel. At Koblez we reached the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers and headed down the east side visiting Burg Thurant and checking out Pfalzgrafenstein along the way. Eventually we hit Wiesbaden and reconnected to the autobahn for the trip back. Becky claims she hit 190 kph (something like 115 mph) on the way back. Dave was asleep (thankfully) so he could not verify the speed record.

Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/brainbucketster/MoselAndRhine

Burg Thurant

Burg Thurant

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