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We headed south on Friday morning and vowed that we would stay off the autobahns when and where possible. All is possible with the GPS in the rental as we just selected no autobahn travel and we are glad we did. We had some really amazing cross-country scenic routes each of the three days since we left - sights we would otherwise never have seen.
We had a light meal along the Rhine on Friday and then headed ...
Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we made it to Germany, que sera sera. 698km later and we made it. That just about completes our first leg of the tour.
With our map at hand, we were ready for the big day ahead (which would take us through Luxembourg to Germany- two countries i had never visited before). One thing maps do not account for however, is road closures. We had 2 choices; either to continue along a different route (which would mean back tracking tens ...
... it became 3 trains a bus and a 3.5 hour trip. YAY… Not.
We got to the hostel and the lady at reception was pretty blunt and not helpful. It made us not feel good about the place. As we couldn't check in we went and got some lunch. It was very salty and the gravy tasted like salty gravox. Not the best thing to have.
We then checked in. carried out bag up a lot of stairs and went to our room. ...
... beautiful, extremely quiet!
From there we headed to Vianden again a town steeped in history. The main site here was the grand chateau (castle)
Vianden Castle was constructed between the 11th and 14th centuries on the foundations of a Roman 'castellum' and a Carolingian refuge. It is regarded as one of the largest and most beautiful feudal residences of the romanesque and gothic periods in Europe. Until the beginning of the 15th century ...
... of vineyards clinging to the hillsides we expected. A pleasant surprise, however, were several swan families swimming close to the shore (complete with their newborns).
The boat (see Frank's pics) was lovely – a very relaxing, smooth, and gentle two hours – so we accomplished something we have wanted for several years. There were quite a few people on the boat with us – mostly Germans, but a few Americans!!