Staying with my sister and her husband in Germany is always an adventure. These two know how to work hard and play hard – an impromptu outing on a day off is never out of the question. Last Sunday was no exception despite a late breakfast. Our initial plan to drive the 160+ km to Idar Oberstein was changed as soon as we realized that the weather was not favourable. A full day of rain was forecast for our destination.
A new destination was quickly discussed between driver and front seat passenger. It turned out that it was on the way (or at least not far off) and soon made our way past the old US nuclear weapon depot, down a curvy Eifel mountainside into Bad Bertrich. I had never heard of it but this little spa town has a rich history. Here is a brief summary of the town’s history.
Directly connected to former German royalty the old castle, its churches and surrounding buildings provided a feast for the eyes, and also my camera. It didn’t matter that the chilly November wind was blowing and the occasional rain drops moistened our hair and faces. We all agreed that the stroll around town and climbing the steep incline to St. Peter’s Church were well worth it. There is always coffee and cake as a well deserved reward.