German Countryside and the Rhine River

After Bad Wimpfen, we headed to Mannheim and the Rhine River. We obtained a map of Germany from Avis and with help from our GPS, we kept following the Rhine River. Not always roads along and hit more Umleitungs and other obstacles. It was a challenge, and fun because we found things we weren’t looking for! For example in Worms, we found a very beautiful spot for beer and Goulash soup, on the river. The German countryside is a mix of bright yellow fields (rape, cattle feed) and intense green and very hilly. Also, Castles pop up all over the place! We stayed last night in the country at a very nice Gasthaus in a small suite in a building 2 blocks away, in the town of Rettert. Today, it was more difficult to find lodging because in the afternoon, we were in larger metropolitan area. Finally ended up in a Best Western, but in a medium sized town. Since, Sunday, still pre season AND Mother’s Day, many businesses were closed. Tomorrow, we will join our friend, Ilse in Meerbusch near Dusseldorf, for our last 2 days. We haven’t seen here since the 1990’s.
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, I received 2 small gifts; our hostess this am gave me a small jar of jelly with “Muttertag” and tonight at our restaurant they gave all the ladies little change purses. How nice!

Worms and Rhine River

Worms and Rhine River

Worms Bierhaus

Worms Bierhaus

German countryside

German countryside

Another castle

Another castle

Castle and the river

Castle and the river

Rhine River, boat and vineyards

Rhine River, boat and vineyards

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2 responses to “German Countryside and the Rhine River

  1. Very interesting and great photos.

  2. Found out later that the yellow fields are called Raps in German and the plant is used to make cooking oil., also.

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