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Friday, February 24, 2012

German Castles--just a few

Bedburg
Germany, like the Czech Republic and many other European countries, is bursting with castles.  Last time I was in Europe, I visited my friend near Cologne, then took a few days along the Upper Middle Rhine.  Here is just a sampling of the castles and chateaux I saw.

Paffendorf
St. Goar
I blame fairy tales and fantasy novels, but I'm still such a sucker for a good castle, especially a fortified, defend-against-your-enemies type, such as you find every few miles along the Rhine.  

There are points near St. Goar where you can see three castles from one spot.  On my three hour river cruise, I counted at least 18 castles, ruins, castle-like toll stations, and chateaux.  It's not called the Romantic Rhine for nothing. 



Kaub

Oberwesel

One of the many castles on the Rhine

Castles and vineyards:  the Romantic Rhine

1 comment:

  1. Melinda,
    The castles are all beautiful. What a wonderful way to spend a few days. I want to go!

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