Jugendheimstr.1, Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, 54470, Germany
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Half-timbered house in Bernkastel
The left side of the restaurant
Anatoher front view (picture by my father).
We are thinking about a vacation in Bernkastel in June 2006. Is the area 'open' than, as recent holiday destinations have been very quiet at that time. Restaurants and bars etc were closed.
RE: Lively Town?
> We are thinking about a vacation in Bernkastel in June 2006.
Isn't it a little bit late for this?
As a destination it's certainly not closed down in June. Whenever I was there it was quite busy. Peak period is however September/October.
School summer vacation are in the state Rhineland-Palatinate from 9.7. - 17.8.2007. Thus if anyone wants to close his business, this will not be in June.
RE: RE: Lively Town?
Sorry I meant 2007, thanks for the information.
RE: RE: Lively Town?
Bernkastel-Kues has a very small town centre, admittedly pretty with lots of shops selling kitschy or cute - depending on your opinion - German souvenirs, and enough restaurants/cafes to keep the casual visitor happy. It's not particularly lively but offers a relaxed vacation: walks in the vineyards, trips on the river, an imposing castle above the town. Ibiza it ain't.....
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Wein, Food and Fun
the easy going way, people live and communicate with each other and making the visitors very welcome in this very old Town where the Romans felt right at home.
if someone is interested in the old history
german and english, worth the have a look when I visited Bernkastel first I was very young,we had travelled on our bikes, some distance from home, around 100km, it took us several days, the sumer was hot, the region has the most sunshine hours in Germany.on our way we meet quite a lot of other bikers who told us..that they had met very friendly people, generous in giving food, fruits and shelter in the barns. so we where hopeful to find also some generosity .
we rested close to a wee vinyard entrance, had some lunch when a women approached us and asked if we wanted some fruits.of course we did.so she went away and after 10min or so she was back with big juicy grapes and the question if we would have a half a day to help in the vinyard, for pay of course she said..well always short of money we agreed...worked 4 or 5hours, got our wages,a sleep in the barn and a hearty Dinner...
at the next morning we said adieu, all stiff in the back and legs, but happy and money in the pockets. we had a great time
Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen in Bernkastel
This is the name of a restaurant in Berncastel-Kues and I am not sure about the reason, why it is named by the biggest shipping-company in Germany with plenty of overseas-ships .
Bremen is in a distance of about 600 km from Bernkastel-Kues and shipping on the Mosel does not have a lot in common with oversea-shipping.
Maybe someone knows more about it - please tell me !!
Burg Landshut - Protector of the countryside.
The official name of Burg Landshut is "Burgruine Landshut", which means the Ruin of the Castle of Landshut. It is really towering above the city of Bernkastel Keus on a large hill. To reach the castle there are several alternatives. If you're interested to do it by motor transport, do proceed up to the parking area near the youth hostel. An other way is to take the Burg Landshut Express. But a more energetic way to reach the castle is by hiking up through the vineyards, like we did.
The hike was amazing and we every now and then stopped at the cozy lookout platforms to witness the unique views of the Mosel Valley. We hiked through some idyllic wineries and they stimulated our "appetite" for this splendid hiking tour. The ruin itself is quite old. The first mention of the castle occurs in the 7th century. Archbishop Heinrich von Vinstigen and his succesor Boemund built the Upper or New Castle in 1277, which was given the appropriate name Landshut, this is translated protector of the countryside.
Burg Landshut, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues.
Situated at the rocky promontory, about 3 kilometers to the southeast of Bernkastel Keus.
a great fountain
Just opposite of the Kreisstaendehaus you may see a lovely fountain showing the story of the ill prince, who came back into life after drinking from the famous "Doctor-wine".
Have a look for the scenes on my picture-combination : on the left the prince still looking a bit sceptical & on the right he obviously is feeling better already, maybe even a bit tooo good... ;-)
So , if you feel bad, simply have some doctor-wine and you will feel better quickly...
The Spitzhäuschen dates back from 1416 and it's very special for the middle ages. It is a beautiful example of an old Moselland vineyard house: the wine cellar on the lowest level, covered by oak beams and on top of that a store room for food in the winter.
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