Our first stop was Bacharach, Germany (Rhine River). Vineyards (Riesling) City wall Our hotel
Our room had a nice view toward the vineyards Hit this fence with car…oops
First thing’s first though. Introduction to travel buddies. Nathan Jon Kelli Me
The wine in the Rhine is very unique and tasty. We found awine tasting bar immediately. Oo! Castle!
Per usual, there is odd decoration in SE Germany. As odd as Jon…
But they got the architecture right. Oldest building in town. Built in late 1300’s!
The main attraction in the Rhine is ferrying the river. Feudal lords were able to tax river transportation, so every village has a castle overlooking the river. Nowadays, villages all make their own wines for income.
St. Goar, a picturesque village, was our ferry destination. This is about all we saw…
We found ways to enjoy this village nonetheless. Honest coincidence, the first place we ran for cover was a beer tent.
The second place we had to run for cover was a family-runbrandy shop. Honest coincidence again. The owner took pity on us and gave us a tour of his brandies. Very good stuff.
Hit the road. Next stop: Luzern, Switzerland. Confusing, but we mastered the German and Swiss roads.
Luzern was my first introduction to Switzerland. Let’s justsay it was a good first impression. People were really into this bridge. All wood, really old.
I personally enjoyed the buildingfacades. In Luzern, all buildings must have residential units so that it does not become overrun by commerce. This is likely a reason why buildings have unique and decorative fronts.