Weinhaus Graeffs Muehle
Wildbadstrasse 217, Traben-Trarbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56841, Germany
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Stairs to the ruines
The 4 person bungalow
The reception building
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I had the great fortune of having wonderful landlords: Ernst and Gisela Käss. They were so kind and tolerant, I will be forever in their debt. As a retired vintner, Herr Käss taught me an enormous amount about wine.
UPDATE: When I walked by the Käss residence in July 2010, it was shuttered and empty. The garden and greenhouse were gone from the backyard. The Kässes definitely no longer live there, and I fear it's likely they've passed away. Such lovely people--they will be missed.
For whatever reason, I remember what I ate when I worked the "Swing Shift" (3PM-11PM). Before I went in, I would quite often stop at this "Schnell-Imbiss," the Grill am Markt, and order a 1/2 chicken. I'd bring in the chicken and enjoy it throughout the evening. Sometimes, it's the simple pleasures that you remember.
Well peeps, I walked and walked in Traben-Trarbach. Not that it's so large. But rather because 2 of the Jugendstil highlights were quite way off the map that was in the brochure. So I'm not very sportive and that really was quite some walk all the way to Bad Wildstein.
Some of you may laugh. Yep, it isn't that far. We started walking the Jugendstil walk at 10.00 in the morning and never stopped until 14 hrs. Good shoes and some rain gear.
Cycling along the river
Cycling can be done by people of almost all ages and is certainly very popular because the Mosel valley is reasonably flat. I've noticed bicycle hire (Fahrrad Verleih) in just about every Mosel town. Often, hotels loan or rent them out as well.
I've seen scooters on hire as well.
There are cycling paths along the Mosel valley. Sometimes the route takes you on a cycling path directly next to the road, but mostly it's separate below the road, nearer to the river. The cycling paths looked well kept and easy. You can't get lost, after all... you're following the river!
This is also a great way to explore the Mosel, simply backpacking with a bike. There are village every 25 kms or so (sometimes closer) and all offer accommodation like hotels or B&B (see the signs like Gästezimmer or Zimmer Frei). The route description is from the address mentioned below (Zwierad Wagner).
Two other cycle rent addresses in Traben-Trarbach:
- Mittelmosel-Museum, Moselstr./Enkircher Str.
- Camphausen (Wolf), Kogelherrenstra ße 7, Tel. 06541 - 3276
At the link below, you will find a long list of cycling rental addresses all along the Mosel.
Kröv - just 4 km from Traben-Trarbach
Kröv is a small village just about 4 km from Traben-Trarbach, on your way when you take the road towards Bernkastel-Kues. The village has plenty of lovely half-timbered houses and Kroev is mainly well known for a funny name for one of its great wines :
There is a little story, explained on the bottle :
Once upon a time the children of the village went down into the cellar in order to drink some wine !They were caught, and their n@cked @ss had to pay for it ....
a n@cked @ss is a Nacktarsch in German
The word @rsch is really very rude, and you certainly should never use it !
but when you quote the name of the wine and bring it home as a souvenir, everybody is smiling and having fun also because of the funny label !!
see Kröv on the map by www.mosel-reisefuehrer.de
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