Bernkastel-Kues is a small town in the Mosel-valley, consisting of 2 parts :
Bernkastel is on the right shore of the river, with the castle Landshut, most of the hotels, restaurants and the old town-square
Kues is on the left shore of the river ( and also on the left of my picture ), it is more a living-area of the local people with only a few hotels .
Fondest memory: Berncastel is a great place for a quiet vacation and a great point to start excursions to lovely places nearby.
Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Kirner Pils.
The history of the Kirner family dates back to the 15th century. The first link to a brewery is made in the 17th century when they opened the doors in the little village of Kirn. The beer became rather popular and ever since 1798 it´s even available on a large scale. Just try it, it´s good!
Arrived by car in Bernkastel-Kues on Friday 13 June 2008 following a week in Cochem. Found our holiday flat called Perlina Kerpat, explained by the owner, having a Ukrainian wife, as Pearl of the Carpathians, at 55 Bruinningstrasse in Kues. Met by the owner Herr Jungbluth, speaking excellent English, who showed us over the flat. We were absolutely delighted by the standards and facilities available. The decor and facilities were second to none, and included internet access, cooker, fridge, dishwater, toaster, microwave, TV with English channels. Separate utility room with washing machine etc. The bathroom, with shower, excellently appointed with more fluffy towels than we three adults plus one toddler could have possibly used in a month. Two lovely bed-rooms ,one with access to a large patio with appropriate furniture. an approx.45/50 metre garden with fruit trees, flowers, vegetables. a sitting area lighted at night to die for. To find such a haven of peace within 9 minute walk from the centre of town was an absolute bonus. Herr Jungbluth approached us on the patio on the second night of our stay apologising, saying he usually left a bottle of local wine to greet his guests, so to make up for this oversight presented us with two bottles, a nice touch I’m sure one would agree. Probably the very best accommodation we have stayed in over Twenty years of touring Germany.We shall definitely return.
Fondest memory: Pleasant people, friendly. lively tourist town, do take the little rail trip around town.The jade chinese restaurant i n kues, on the main road to wehlen, one of the best ive been too.
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
Fondest memory: 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
Favorite thing: There are lots of timer-framed houses in the center. The most beautiful are two "Giebelhaus", situated in quite a small street near the market
I don't know, if I would like to live in such a house. So smal rooms, walking stairs half of the day, and outside so many tourists taking pics!