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Great Days in Moselkern, Germany

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A September 2000 trip to Moselkern by Irene

Cruising the Mosel River Photo, Moselkern, Germany More Photos
Quote: Deciding to stop at Moselkern, situated on Germany's highway 49 about 18 miles southwest of Koblenz and one of the numerous medival villages splashed on the banks of the Mosel River, we were going to do an overnighter and ended up spending four days and nights in this town climbing it's way up the hovering hills along the river.

Great Days in Moselkern, Germany

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Our best time was an afternoon cruise on the Mosel, a short stop at Cochem about 20 miles to the southeast and a return journey through the locks on the river, quite an experience. The Burg Eltz sits at the back door to Moselkern and made for a pleasant afternoon hike and then how about an afternoon scenic train ride to Koln to view the mighty Cathedral at the doorsteps of the main Bahnhof(train station). Quick Tips: While visiting Cochem or Moselkern notice as you enter the doorways of establishments facing the river, there are marks on the doorways with years printed by each line. These are heights of river at flood stage in those years. Oh yes, in this part Germany the European code o...Read More

Hotel Anker-Pitt

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Hotel

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At first glance the Anchor Pitt facing the Mosel with its orange paneled balconies might make you think it belongs on the US interstate, but the similarities end on the outside. Inside the spacious cafe-lobby on the right you register at the bar. On your left is the breakfast resturant, transformed into an elegant dinning room for evening. Complete with lift, insuite bathrooms, balconies overlooking the Mosel, telephone, TV, sauna, and Keglebahn(german bowling), the spacious rooms with coffee table and banquet are a real respite. After entering the narrow foyer with compact bathroom on the left complete with standup shower and small mirror with sink and toilet,the room expands to hold a full double b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2001

Hotel Anker-Pitt
Moselstrrasse 15-16
Moselkern, Germany
(02) 672-1303

Cologne Cathedral

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Everyone had told us about the fanatastic Cathedral in Cologne (Dom 1284-1880), but there was no way we were going to drive our little car into that BIG city, besides we would never find it and get lost in the process. Been there done that! Soooo!!! we asked about the train. Sure the train runs once an hour and you change in Koblenz. What a bargain, only 50DM round trip. It would cost us that in parking. A train ride to Cologne is scenic with the Mosel to gaze upon on the way to Koblenz and the Rhine all the way to Cologne. Along with the appetizing scenery we enjoyed a traveling lunch with a local as our guest. We just love the European custom of seating guests (strangers) at the same tables. Amazing...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2001

Cologne Cathedral
Centre of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Cruising the Mosel River

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Attraction

Cruising the Mosel River Photo, Moselkern, Germany
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This is not exactly a planned cruise, you can catch the boat and buy a ticket at any dock in almost all the towns along the Mosel and the Rhine Rivers. Great Boat ride for as short or as long a ride as you would like to take. From the Hotel Anker-Pitt take a right out the door, go past the campgrounds,over the bridge, and under the overpass of Highway 49 and on your right is the dock for the river cruise ships. The K-D Line offers cruises on the Mosel between Koblenz and Cochem dailey and you can catch the boat or get off at 8 different towns and catch the next boat back to your village. We boarded our boat at 1:00 P.M. headed up river to Treis-Karden and Cochem with blue skies and temperture...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2001

Cruising the Mosel River
Frankenwerft 1
Moselkern, Germany

Burg Eltz

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Burg Eltz Photo, Moselkern, Germany
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Said to be one of the best preserved castles in Europe, Burg Eltz, above Moselkern just off of Highway 49, is a truly beautiful family owned schloss intact for over 700 years, with all the tourist trappings and all the tourists. By car take the road right out the back side of the village and straight up passed the large sign painted on the brick wall Burg Eltz this way. At the top plateau, after you catch your breath from the view, take a left and follow small signs. An enormous parking is located a short hike from the castle with access by shuttle bus every few minutes (2.5 DM). You can of course hike down the hill to the entrance but I would take bus back up. Burg Eltz is impressive with num...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2001

Burg Eltz
18 miles southwest of Koblenz
Moselkern, Germany
+49 (2672) 9 50 500

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Irene

Irene
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