A week in western Germany

Last year, during our 3000 km, 11-day driving trip, we spent a week based in a timeshare resort (Landal Wirfttal) in Stadtkyll, Germany, just over the Belgium border.

It was our second visit to Germany, but the first time in a rural area, and I was caught off-guard when checking in – I don’t think I have ever been so completely language-less on our travels before. Nevertheless, pointing and nodding sufficed, and we found our basic, but perfectly comfortable cabin perched quietly on the hillside.

Exploring the adjoining woods was most enjoyable – fresh air and exercise at its best…

with lovely vistas overlooking the quaint village of Stadtkyll – providing plenty of photo opportunities.

We used the resort as our base, and spent most days driving off in one direction or another for big days out, sometimes screaming along the Autobahn at top speed while other vehicles zoomed past as if we were standing still.

We had a great day visiting Trier – said to be Germany’s oldest city…

Called into Koblenz – nestled in the junction of the Mosel and Rhine rivers…

and followed the magnificent Rhine from Koblenz to Assmannshausen…

then across to frantic Frankfurt – where we found a quiet corner.

Took a calming cruise in Cologne…

And closer by, went to see the medieval moated castle at Satzvey

and centuries-old semi-timbered houses at Kommern.

So many fabulous sights and experiences – I hope to tell you about them in more detail in future posts.

The German countryside was so lush and green everywhere we went, and the resort such a peaceful place to relax after a busy day out.

Or to freshen up and venture into town for a hearty meal.

We really had a wonderful week in western Germany.


About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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2 Responses to A week in western Germany

  1. John R Godfrey says:

    Loved sharing a piece of this with you both. 🙂

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