Germany Christmas

All is good in Germany when it comes to celebrating Christmas. We recently traveled to Munich and drove to several Christmas markets. Our favorite was Nuremberg. In Nurrmberg we stayed at the Saxx Hotel with our room overlooking Christmas market.

The picture below is of a gentleman cooking Feuerzangenbowle, a traditional German alcoholic drink with a rum-soaked sugarloaf set on fire and drips into mulled wine.

Cochem Germany

In Cochem, Germany in a small hotel on the Moselle river, we stayed in a hotel. We walked the riverbanks and took pictures of the castle at night (http://www.burg-cochem.de/lage-der-burg.html?&L=1). The contours of the neo-gothic building was more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle. Cochem Castle was built around the year 1000. Additional “must do” items include: The historical mustard mill (Senfmühle), built around 1810. For around 6 Eros, take the seselbahn to the Pinnerkreuz mountain and hike up to the cross on the top of the mountain. Also, wine cellars tour and tasting possible at: H.H. Hieronimi, Stadionstraße 2.

Cochem gets quite around 18:00 hours. However, make the most of the morning and big German breakfasts most hotels offer. It is a wonderful city and fun for the family.

Summer 2015

Summer is a great time to take a break from school and work to explore new areas. We did just that and had a great time. Driving over 3,500 kl (2,100 mi), we toured through The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

Our first stop was Cochem, Germany where the Mosell River runs through and the Reichsburg Cochem Castle stands and Cochemer Sesselbahn (or Chairlift) to take us to the top of the mountain to see the entire city. At the top was a cross that lit up the skies at night and a spectacular view.