The best thing here was that when we arrived after a walk through the vineyards we were brought into the wine cellar immediately - welcomed with a glass of wine of course ;-) It was nice because on a hot day it was great to know and to experience that the cellar has a 'natural' constant temperature of 10 degrees, in winter or summer :-)more
This village is small but quite long, hence there's a saying 'as long as Kluesserath'. Actually the village only seems to consist of the main street and a few side streets, a church and lots of wineries. Not much is happening here, I actually didn't even see a supermarket or a shop. But it's very relaxing and apparently the tourists come along with...more
We were invited to a posh summer festival at a countryside hotel (Landhaus St. Urban) where top chefs cooked and exclusive wines were served along with the food.
Music, wine, sunshine, new German cuisine, fun ...
Favorite Dish: The desert and the Michelin * potato salad were to die for!
By boat on the river. You get to see many locks, lovely scenery with nothing but vineyards and all this comes with wonderful German 'Schlager' Musik.... great fun ;-) Almost all small towns have little 'ports' where the boat stops!
We left Klüsserath early in the morning on a sunday ... after a night with too much wine and little sleep it was perfect for waking up. As you can see little Max was the most excited of all of us though ;-)
If you are a beer drinker or if you don't drink at all you shouldn't visit a real wine family ... you can't really avoid drinking wine like water - but it's delicious ;-)))
Be careful when you get the chance to climb into the vineyard. It's steep. Really steep! There are roads through the vineyards though so that you can walk through it even though you don't want to risk a broken ankle ;)Of course the picture here doesn't give justice - the typical problem, 'things don't look as steep as they are on pictures'.more
Seeing how steep the vineyards are made me promise that I will never complain about wine prices again. It must be really hard work harvesting all the grapes!!! We only watched for a day and were impressed by how fast the people were with it actually but still... I wouldn't want to do it!more
On the way to Klüsserath we drove through Berncastel Cues. It looked like a big tourist trap to me, a town full of coaches and souvenir shops. I think I'd avoid this place and go to a more 'original' town at the river....
Another tourist trap is cars stopping in the middle of a bridge to take a picture like this one ;-)
..another scenic pic of the Loreley. Looks like a nice place to go canoeing eh? I'd love to go on a rowing trip here!!!
On our way to the Mosel we drove through a region called 'Eifel'. It's beautiful, with hills and forests. As soon as left the Autobahn there was a sign saying Nürburgring 19 Kilometres. The Nürburgring is one of Germany's two Formula One tracks. We drove for a while, not going to Nürburgring. After 20 mts we saw the next sign: 'Nürburgring 19...more