Beautiful, Romantic, Historic Wine Country!
What a magnificent way to pass the day, in this bucolic and tranquil region of the Rhine River.
We admired the rambling vineyard estates, the quiet towns that seemed to hold still the passing of time. We basked in the same sunlight that bathed and nourished the grapes that produced world renowned wines. This region contains a perfect microclimate for growing the famous Reisling wine grapes, with its magical formula mix of weather, sunlight, and fertile soil.
The Rhine River Valley is also known as a romantic destination. The works of famous writers and composers have been influenced by this fairytale setting as a backdrop to their love stories and music.
These days, this scenery draws not only cruise line tourists like us, but hikers and cyclers enjoy the regions’ many long-distance trails and bike routes as well. It is a fascinating section of the Rhine Valley to explore close up, and many choose to further immerse into the experience by staying at a centuries old guesthouse or inn situated in one of the many quaint towns and villages positioned snugly along the riverbanks between the Rhine and the cliffs.
To see the castles and historic scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the video:
What’s our next port of call? Marksburg Castle and Koblenz, Germany!!
After this, we are heading to New Orleans!!