Monday, March 26, 2012

Castles of the Rhine River

Kyle had a four day weekend this month, and we spent two days of it in Cologne.  We opted to take the train into the city to avoid fuel and parking costs, and about ten minutes out of the station we were glad we did.  The tracks run along the most castle-filled section of the Rhine, and we were able to get some pretty neat photos, as well some ideas for future day trips.  We missed getting photos of most of the sights on the left bank (the sun was not cooperating), but there were lots of impressive things on the right to make up for it.

 Burg Ehrenfels

 Burg Gutenfels

 Burg Katz

 Burg Maus

 Marksburg Castle

 Burg Lahneck


  1. I love riding the train. It can be much more relaxing, and what a great way to see the sights!

    1. It was a lot of fun! I'd never even seen a passenger train before we moved here...the only lines that run through my hometown are for coal transport. I'll definitely miss how easy it is to get around here.

  2. marksburg castle looks like it was plucked right out of disneyland. i would never have imagined that so many castles existed in one country (let alone that they are still standing).

    1. Sarah, I think it would be impossible to see all the castles here, even if I had five more years. There are SO many.

  3. It is beautiful there. Your great grandfather was there in WW11. So sad there had to be so many conflicts, and he sure didn't want to be in the war, but he was loyal to his country and fought all 4 years of ww11 and was in a year before war broke out.


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