BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER: Easter Bunnies
We visited around Easter, and the Easter bunnies were everywhere.
The funny pair was put up in a shop window in Bad Neuenahr.
In Ahrweiler they had Easter bunnies attached to all the street lanterns in the main street. Cute!
AHRWEILER: Old Town
The old town of Ahrweiler may meet people's ideas of a 'medieval' place.
Well, the town was burnt to ashes by the French in the wars of 1689, so with the exception of the walls and gates, the main church and the white tower there isn't much medieval left. The general appearance is more 19th century historism. Anyway, it's a romantic little town to walk through and quite enjoyable.
Brohltalbahn: A Ride Up The Brohl Valley
The narrow-gauge railway runs from Brohl in the Rhine valley up to Engeln in the Eifel mountains. The first part of the Brohl valley is narrow and covered with thick forests. Further up the landscape opens and becomes more like a tableland with some peaks that once were volcanoes.
Bad Tönisstein is a very small spa town in the Brohl valley. The Bad Tönissteiner mineral water is quite popular in that region. The 'central station' has got an, hmmmm, impressive architecture...
Early spring in the forests of the Brohl valley
The Autobahn 61 bridge near Niederzissen
View of Burgbrohl
View of a rocky valley in early spring
Olbrück castle above the village of Niederdürenbach-Hain
More about Burg Olbrück (page in German)
Landscape on the plateau in early spring