Rhine River Journals

Rolling the Rhine

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A November 2000 trip to Rhine River by Irene

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Quote: Trying to run away from a dismal Mississippi November we cashed in our airline coupons and sprinted off to inspect the legendary tourist infested Rhine between Mainz and Koblenz, only to find ourselves pleasantly alone with the lofty castles and spectacular views of the river.

Rolling the Rhine

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We inspected one of the best Wine cellars of the region, Ing. Juergen Stassen, dotting the cliffs hugging the river and later slid down the current on a cruise to Boppard from St. Goar. Deutsch's Ecke in Koblenz at the meeting place of the Mosel and the Rhine, dwarfed us with the Willheim statue while the Loreley cliffs with their lovely siren lured us into sailing history as we gawked at the stunning vistas from the Rheinfels Castle Restaurant above St. Goar. Quick Tips: November in Rhine River Valley can be a little chilly and damp, so bring the umbrella and waterproof coat, but this will be offset by the relaxed attitudes of the locals and the stunning lack of tourists. Ah yes, if trave...Read More

Hotel Bergschloesschen

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Hotel

Hotel Bergschloesschen Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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Welcome!, Welcome! Willkommen!, that is how the Family Alfred Lambrich made us feel from the time we arrived at their steep doorstep and fell into our comfortable room on the second floor with tv, telephone, ensuite toilet and shower and wide double joined bed with warm down comforters, needed for the chilly nights. Inside the door was clothes cabinet to the left and the bed to the quick right with small table with the telephone. On a table to the right of the end of the bed was the tv just beyond the double windows at the foot of the bed. Past the clothes cabinet on the left opened the tiny bathroom, with toilet right inside the door on left squeezed next to the shower and on the other side of the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2002

Hotel Bergschloesschen
Hauptstrasse 2
Rhine River Valley, Germany
06743/6206

Restaurant Bergschloesschen

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Restaurant

Restaurant Bergschloesschen Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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Just inside the door of the Hotel on the right in the tight foyer is a swinging door with a glass panel down the right side giving you a peek at the warm, cozy, spetacular restaurant inside. We found not only the warmth from the oven, but the warmth generated by owners who really enjoy being hotel and restaurant keepers. The Innkeepers we might say. A barren patio staring at the stark wine yards beckoned from across the room beyond the door, but the chilly rain said wait for another day. This pleasant restaurant with huge picture windows closely guarded by a row of wooden booths on the left and a cluster and a sprinkle of tables, all covered with pristine deep pink cloths, was the answer to a traveler...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Restaurant Bergschloesschen
Hauptstrasse 2
Rhine River Valley, Germany
(067) 436-206

Restaurant Lum Furstenberg

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Restaurant

Restaurant Lum Furstenberg Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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So!!! the Restuarant at the hotel is closed on Thursday and out we had to go. If you are going to go out this is a rustic local Weinbau right on B9 with lovely view of the traffic on the Rhine. Plopped at the edge of the access road of B9(the main drag for rolling along the river north to Koblenz) Furstenburg has a huge parking lot with monster steps leading to the terrance atop the garage and finally the main entrance. Thursday is special night here and all the entrees are 12.90 marks, or close to 7 Euros. Also they serve their own beer Fursten-Pils in lovely tall slender glasses. Great for sipping while you wait for the kitchen to prepare the meal and gaze at the blue-grey river sliding by. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002

Restaurant Lum Furstenberg
Mainzer Strasse 19
Rhine River Valley, Germany

Gaststatte Noss

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Restaurant

Gaststatte Noss Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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After a damp morning wandering the curly roads through the plateaus between the Rhine and the Mosel rivers we were in need of warmth and food. We had started out just to tour the vineyards, but we ventured farther than we thought and there was the Mosel and Cochem with its mighty Reichsburg Castle beaming at us. With a little searching we discovered the buzzing little cafe, bistro Noss. Tucked in between a tourist shop and a dull doctors office facing the Mosel promenade was a warm red door with a small paned window filled with wine bottles and menus. Also there was a menu pinned to the window box to the left of the door. A push on the door and the smells and bustling waitresses, engulfe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2002

Gaststatte Noss
Moselpromenade 4
Rhine River Valley, Germany
(02) 671-7067

Loreley Linie Weinand River Cruises

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Attraction | "Loreley Linie Weinand GmbH"

Loreley Linie Weinand River Cruises Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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As we settled ourselves in the huge main saloon of our jaunty ship, thinking let's go, departure was delayed, but finally our shipmates arrived, a bus load of tourists (as if we were not tourists). They crushed themselves down the gangplank and we were off from St.Goar to see the Loreley Statue, before we reached Boppard. Our shipmates, even with the temp hovering in the 50's and clouds with a slight drizzle, took themselves to the upper outside decks and we gratefully stayed in the snug warm cabin and gazed as the mighty Rhine slid by north. A pleasant waiter served us beverages and chatted as we asked questions. We told each other about our lives, worked on our German, and made new friends alon...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2002

Loreley Linie Weinand River Cruises
Rheinuferstr. 55-56 D-56341 Kamp-bornhofen
Rhine River Valley, Germany
+49 (0) 6773 341

Wine Tasting in Oberheimbach

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Wine Tasting Photo, Rhine River, Germany
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A short hike up the hill from the Hotel Bergschloesschen tucked left into the green hillside with the vineyard crest splashed on the mossy cave entrance is the Wine Cave of Ing. Juergen Stassen, Hauptstrasse 33, 55413 Oberheimbach, Germany. Telephone (0.67.43) 62.37 Fax (0.67.43)65.09 With a short phone call Herr Lambrich from our hotel arranged for the next afternoon a personal wine tasting of the gentleman's wares. Unusual in the summer but we are there in November. In summer we recommend a longer notice and you will be included in a scheduled tasting. On Wednesday we hefted our feet the 1/2km to the door of the cave and were greeted by Mr. Stassen in a really cool, long, low room pushed...Read More