Mosel and Rhine River Cruise

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We do not normally do cruises. We generally do them only when necessary to see something we really want to see, such as the Galapagos, the Three Rivers Gorge (before the dam) and the temples and tombs of the Nile Valley. We similarly wanted to see the Mosel and Rhine River Valleys. The [Read more …]

Savoring the Foods, Wine and Liqueurs of the Mosel Valley

Our time in the Mosel Valley was relatively short, three nights and two days of exploration, before departing on a cruise which spend another half-day on the river, before entering the Rhine. The short time, however, was devoted primarily to our mission of exploring as many of the local restaurants, wines, and as [Read more …]

Cruising the Mosel River Valley: Day trips from Cochem

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Cochem was our base for exploring the Mosel Valley—and a great base it was. As explained in our blog on Cochem, it is a fairy tale town with pastel-painted and half-timber homes, winding streets and alleyways next to a meandering river with vineyards planted at unimaginable angles. And, of course, it is all overlooked by [Read more …]

Cochem: Jewel of the Mosel Valley

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Cochem is a beautiful German fairy tale town: pastel-painted and half-timber homes, winding streets and alleyways next to a meandering river with vineyards planted at unimaginable angles. Heck, it even has a huge 1,000-year old castle on a hilltop 300 feet above the town, keeping a watch on the former charges of the Count. [Read more …]