Heiloo – Tulip Fields – Holland|Netherlands

 Tulip fields Heiloo Our next stop as Ronnie had promised, by stark contrast with the bleakness of the beach at Egmond earlier today, a visit to the tulip fields in the nearby town of  Heiloo.  Absolutely breathtaking! Row upon row of brilliant colours and varieties of tulips, quite spectacular!! Fields of red and pink tulips […]

Bad Noord – The Beach and Pavilion at Egmond – Holland

Saying goodbye to Frankfurt we caught the ICE train to Amsterdam in Holland/Netherlands;  very comfortable train travel, changeover in a place called Hertogenbosch. The announcement came over in English with instructions, easy to follow. Once in Holland the change in landscape was very obvious, from the undulating hills and snow-capped mountains of Bavaria to the flat green […]

Drosselgasse in Rudesheim – German Castles on the Rhine

After dinner at Heidelberg we drove to Wiesloch and had a very comfortable stay overnight at the Best Western Palatine. Next morning, leaving about 9am our bus headed out to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley passing the ferry at Ingelheim, and continuing on to the wine growing region of Rudesheim and the Drosselgasse on the Rhine. We enjoyed a pleasant […]

Heidelberg City |the Old Town

Heidelberg, a very pretty town on the river Neckar surrounded by green hills and mountains, part of the Rhine Neckar district.   The  population is about 150,000, with an influx of some 3 million tourists per year drawn to the city by the romantic Heidelberg castle on Konigstuhl hillside above the Old Town. Climate wise Heidelberg is one of the […]

Heidelberg Castle Ruins – Heidelberg

There is a bit of a hill climb (341 steps), our tour bus dropped us near the entrance. The castle ruins of Heidelberg sit at a great vantage point, about 80 meters up the northern part of Konigstuhl hillside overlooking the old town area. The Heidelberg castle has a long history with records dating back to […]

Freiburg Minster – Romantic Road Germany

Medieval Freiburg  As we drove in to Freiburg passed an interesting medieval tower, I think this is the Martinstor, but only caught a glimpse of it.  We walked the narrow cobblestone streets of the old quarter into Munsterplatz and Munster square. The main attraction here is the Freiburg Minster (the diocese transferred from Konstanz in […]

Lake Titisee|Triberg|in the Black Forest

Town of Singen – volcanic landscape at Hegau Near the industrial town of Singen is an area known as the Hegau, an extinct volcanic landscape with strange craggy peaks. The most famous volcanic peak is Hohentwiel. On top of this hill lies the ruins of Hohentwiel fortress, built in 914 with rock taken from the hill itself. Sadly after […]

Konstanz on Lake Constance – Romantic road Germany

Boarding the car ferry at Meersburg, very windy and overcast, the lake a bit choppy, cold on the deck outside,still an enjoyable trip on the water only about 30 minutes (I think).  Pretty views of the shoreline as we left Meersburg, Dagobert’s Tower distinctive on the receding skyline. Meersburg is the main center for journeys […]

Beautiful Lindau – the Island on Lake Constance

The island of Lindau – Romantic Road Germany Back on the romantic road in Germany, the tour continued on to Lake Constance located between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. On the northern shore of Lake Constance is the picturesque Bavarian town of Lindau. The historic town of Lindau is an 0.68 km. island connected to the mainland by a road traffic […]

Sightseeing-New Town Hall 1867|Munich|Romantic Road Germany

Sightseeing on the Romantic Road Germany Visiting Munich? Do put the New Town Hall on your sightseeing list. This amazing architectural construction is in a Gothic Revival style. It is awesome! The New Town Hall in Marienplatz, Munich  is home to the local government, the city council, offices of the Mayor and administration. Previously the local […]

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