A Sunday afternoon without coffee and a special piece of cake is just not a real Sunday in Germany. It didn’t take long to fall back into the “old” childhood habits… With only a short window of daylight left on November 27th my brother-in-law thought a drive was in order. Burg Satzvey was beckoning and after an hour of driving we arrived… along with hundreds of other people. Two large parking lots were overflowing and large groups of people were making their way to the entrance of the historical site. We were made aware of the annual Burgweihnacht on large posters promising an old castle decked out for Christmas. Obviously we were not the only ones to see these posters. I held my breath, my sister immediately exclaimed that she was not up to walking from the parking lot to the site and she was definitely up to making her way through the crowds. My brother-in-law and I immediately concurred and the drive continued.
Euskirchen was not far but the city itself did not invite to stay long. Rheinbach showed up on a sign just on the outskirts of Euskirchen and once we figured out the roads to leave the city we soon arrived at this quaint little town.
My relatives put up with my passion for photography but when the air is chilly and a quaint coffee shop beckons they soon forget about me altogether. I turned around and they had disappeared but I know them well. I checked out Der SilberLoeffel (The Silver Spoon), a lovely Cafe across the street and there they were, comfortably seated and ready to order.
When we emerged it was dark outside. What could be better than walking about and appreciating the Christmas lighting on the first of Advent. Rheinbach and The Silver Spoon Cafe are definitely worth a stop!