If you picture Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Lord of the Rings, and Hansel and Gretel you can only begin to imagine the magical land we have been staying in.
The small towns along the Rhine each have their own character, and walking through an alleyway feels like you were plopped into a children's book, or a J.R.R Tolkein novel. Not to mention trapesing through castles, which we did, today, Chris was grinning the entire time.
But before I get to those photos, first is a little snippet of our most recent home, Boppard Germany.
The quaintest town I've ever been too, I fell in love as soon as we started to wander the streets and alleyways. Boppard is less touristy than the other Rhine towns which we love. It's literally like a fairytale, flower baskets and vines cover the windows and walls and strangers even smile at you (this never happened in Paris, FYI).
We've become regulars at a family owned restaurant, tonight will be the third time we eat there - it's the best food we've had to date. Good old hearty German meals. If you ever go, check out Severus Stube! The locals crowd the place, and it's the best rated on trip advisor.
This post is going to be a bit longer than others so I apologize in advanced, I went a little overboard taking photos of the multicoloured houses.
Our first day we walked to the sesselift (chair lift) to the top of the hills over looking the river, where a little cottage sat. We stayed awhile up top warming up, with tea and hot apple strudel, plus beer for Chris.
We then continued to explore the village and made our way to Severus Stube for dinner. Day 2, we took a cruise ship down the Rhine passing many castles along the way and other towns and stopping off at St. Goar. This town houses the oldest Castle on the River.
After we had our full of the castle, we wondered back down into town for lunch.
I have officially started to crave beer, I figured if there's ever a time to start drinking it Germany would be the best place.
Next stop is Strasbourg France!