Burg Thurant If you’ve never heard of Burg Thurant, I won’t be surprised. I’d never heard of it myself, nor had my husband for that matter, until we happened to drive past it on our way to Burg Ehrenburg. In fact, it seems this type of chance encounter is how most people discover the castle. … Read More Not Your Average Castle
Burg Ehrenburg There are over 20,000 castles in Germany. 20,000. When most people think of castles, their minds go straight to the big ones, most of which are in Bavaria. But with 20,000 castles, that means there is so much more to explore than just southern Germany. In the Eifel alone, there are over 100… Read More Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner
Hiking the Moselschleife (in Winter) A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a discussion about the topography of the Eifel. Twice a week, I drive to a city over an hour away where I teach a couple of university courses. I’ve noticed, especially the past couple of weeks when we had snow, that… Read More Hiking in Snow is a Great Idea – NOT!
For a Low-Key Day on the Mosel River The Mosel area is undoubtedly one of the prettiest areas in Germany. Fairytale castles, postcard worthy villages, vineyards as far as the eye can see…it’s beautiful. But, with that beauty often comes stress. One of my favorite spots on the Mosel is Cochem. Unfortunately, it’s also a… Read More Piesport