Our boat ride along the Rhine took us by some lovely little castles. This is the Mouse Tower at Bingen.
The vines sweep right down to the river. No wonder the wine is not that cheap how do they look after these vines?
Barges carrying all sorts of cargoes sail constantly too and fro.
A chair lift view back to the river over the vineyards. Karen did not overly love this bit of the day.
The wheat field with the rolling hills behind lovely place for a walk.
High above the town some great views.
Yes it is another UNESCO world heritage site our 26th of the Long Way Home
The Niederwalddenkmal is a monument located in the Niederwald landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.
And back down we go Karen liked this bit a lot.
Karen meets an upstanding member of the local community.
Schweinshaxe or pork knuckle in English, big heavy German food fantastic.
The lighter German equivalent of Pizza called Flammkuchen, sour cream used instead of tomato, Karen happy too.
Bingen had a row of example gardens, we really liked them and thought we would try some of the ideas when we got home but then realised we are moving into a flat!
A view over some of the gardens at Bingen
And another one from Bingen
A view from the 'Sentry Tower' at Bacharach, Burt was out lovely place.