Four cities in one day
15.12.2019 - 15.12.2019 8 °C
Trier was the first stop of the day. We visited the house where Karl Marx was born over 100 years ago and then into the city centre. The amazing Port Nigra the Roman gate over a 1000 years old was a WOW moment. Koblenz is the town where the east (Mosel) and west (Rhine) rivers meet/unify. The Germans build really large monuments. One of these is dedicated at this spot to Wilhelm first King of Germany who united the different states. In recognition also of the meeting of east and west there is original pieces of the Berlin Wall. A three course German lunch and bier or two topped off our visit to Koblenz.
We then followed the Rhine river, passing many castles on the hills and little hamlets to Rüdesheim. At the lookout, there was snow on the ground and vineyards. A monument celebrating the conquest of war stands high over the town. We also got a pet fix with a large St Bernard letting us give her a cuddle and a pat.
Last stop of the day was Frankfurt-Mehn. The town is fairly new as over 80% was destroyed through bombing in WW2. As we walked into the old town area, there is a statue that recognises the suffering of the Jewish people in concentration camps. We were also told that the old town has been rebuilt based on photos Adolf Hitler held of Frankfurt.