Tuesday 11 November 2014

Trip to Germany, places to see (2/4 parts)

Dear Family & Friends

Before going on our holiday trip, we planned everything: where we're going to stay, our road map route, places to see for each day. Really the planning stage was the start of fun. We did a bit of research online...including preview on Google earth to see where we are going! 

We're not city people and are more geared to the beauty of country living! Germany is a vast country, with places of historic interest, culture, and also natural sights! 

Porta Nigra - ancient Roman influence in Trier, Germany

We followed the Rhine and Moselle rivers. This brought us to see lots of castles and quaint towns and pretty villages. Few places we visited were: Along the Rhine: Saarburg, Bingen, Bacharach, St. Goar, Boppard, Along the Moselle: Trier, Bernkastel-Kue, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, Koblenz. Outside Gemany: Shengen (That's in Luxembourg), and Thionville (in France).

Interesting  character old haus with cobbled old streets to match

Along the Rhine river and the Moselle, there's lots of cycling route areas which our girls would have loved...but we didn't do any of that:( There were also boat cruises around the river, but we didn't really want to get stuck on the boat...after all, we can watch and enjoy the scenery from land. 

Timber clad old houses...now mostly turned into hotels and shops

This area is not only known for their vineyards, but it is also dotted with lots of old castles! Most castles are on top of mountains and hills.

Castles...lots of castle in this part of Germany. This one is in Cochem

One thing I enjoyed is seeing old houses with their own individual character. There's lots of them and it's just so pretty. I also get attracted to gardens and even managed to see a glimpse of people's vegetable garden!

Vineyards on mountain slopes...all very neat and orderly:)

So grateful for the trip we had, Hopefully I could see a bit more of the country sometime again. Next post, I will share with you a unique and exciting experience we had...no, we didn't just visited Germany on our short trip...we also popped in to two other countries!

Till my next post! Wishing you a good good day!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is wonderful! I have never been to Germany and I have no idea how beautiful the place is. I enjoyed your trip photos very much.


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