Hotel Der Achtermann
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In another part you actually walk on top of the rocky ridge, in a foresty bit. After much deliberation I wanted a challenge and some active exercise, and decided upon the hike on top of the ridge.
Or I could have chosen a whole different walk from a detailed map but I was very curious about that Devil's Wall.
I drove to Blankenburg (about ...
... confusing where you should buy tickets and I thought it wouldn't be far to walk and I could do with the exercise after drinking so many milk coffees and beers. :-) But the climb was very steep and pretty taxing.
But it was worth it, it's a beautiful castle, with loads of rooms all decorated with many details of various ages, and explanations.
... tough bit up a mountain on hairpin/ zig zag paths. A bit taxing but I love an active holiday.
And it was good that my knee held out. That is why I had chosen to walk uphill and take the cable car down, instead of the other way around. My knee has more trouble with going downhill, especially on uneven terrain.
... was one of the few standing buildings in Cologne by the end of WWII. We stood in line and then followed everyone climbing the 500+ steps up the spiral staircase. These stairs seem to be original because they were made from stone and very narrow.
The view from the top was worth the climb. The Rhine and Cologne stretched out forever but right ...
We dropped off our washing at the laundromat, grabbed a map from the info centre, and started wandering around the southern end of town and the old town. Checked out the streams, Stan found numerous little trout which duly impressed Sabina. The Tin museum was also quite good, regretted not buying a big chess set of the Romans verses the Germans. Explored the castle Kaiser Pfalz, with its pictorial history of the region in the main room. Got a shot of the town griffon and ...