Discovering the Romantic Side of Germany; Rhine River Valley

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An hour drive outside Frankfurt, the Rhine river flows through the most dramatic landscapes this side of Germany has to offer. Hillsides decorated with vertical vineyards, dense forests and picturesque little villages along the way. Two weeks ago Max and I had the whole Saturday to ourselves and although it had been brutally cold, we put on our warmest clothes and drove along the river. According to the Google maps the Rheinstein Castle offers the most beautiful far-away views. Spring and summer season Rhine River Cruises sail daily from Frankfurt offering romantic views, wine tasting, and delicious local dishes alongside the riverbank.  Unfortunately being off touristic season, the castle is closed until the middle of March.

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That didn’t discourage us from driving further down the river to the first town on our list called Bacharach.

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Bacharach is truly a charming place. Nearly empty of tourists (and locals), we snapped pictures in every corner. Although our travel itinerary included few more towns, we decided to dedicate the day to get to know the town a little bit better.

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The gothic church in the middle of the town stands out with its size and vibrant orange details. We walked up the hill to admire the rooftops but 5 minutes later had to cowardly walk down, due to brutally cold winds.

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The sun had been so warm in this part of the city, turning our faces towards the sun, we waited around this patch of land until Max’s hands started thawing out from taking pictures without gloves.

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Rhein Valley is famous for its wines and although we would have liked to buy few bottles for our home, the wine store was closed for the season as well. But don’t you worry, we plan to visit this beautiful side of Germany very often in the future and of course, I will take you guys with me.

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  1. March 9, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Really wonderful pics. I miss you Guys, and I miss Germany =(

    • tbymallano
      March 9, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      We miss you too Luisito! We shall take lots of pictures from Germany just for you then:)

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