Tag Archives: Germany

A trip to Xanten, Germany

Xanten is only an hour from Nijmegen and was an important Roman city way back when. They have a very good Roman museum and excavated baths as well as a reconstructed amphitheatre and villas. We rented a car and went … Continue reading

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Moyland Castle and Kalkar

We rented a car to go to the Christmas market at Moyland Castle which we’d visited last Christmas.  We went with Denise and Phil our English friends that live in Nijmegen.  We decided to stop in Kalkar to visit the … Continue reading

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Week-end trip to Monchengladbach and Dusseldorf

I got a cheap deal through HEMA so we travelled after work on Friday to Monchengladbach where we had a nice hotel with a room overlooking St Vitus Church. We had a very nice meal at Geros even though they … Continue reading

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Kalkar, Germany – 11th November

We decided on a shopping trip over the border to Germany since we were having a German Wine Tasting evening the following week.  We rented a car with our Green Wheels membership which is very handy.  First though, we drove to … Continue reading

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Kleve, Germany

Kleve is our nearest large German town and is about 15 minutes drive. Since we had a rental car provided through NXP, we checked it out on Sunday.  Of course, all shops were shut but we found a place below … Continue reading

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Maastrict and Aachen

NXP arranged a car rental as part of the package and we decided to split the month over a few weekends since there was no real need for a car during the week.  We got a nice 4WD Volvo which … Continue reading

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Treis-Karden to Koblenz, 5th October

Distance: 43 km Since we had visited Eltz Castle the previous day, we decided to cycle on the other side of the Mosel. The weather was a bit overcast and we were eager to press on before it rained (it … Continue reading

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Zell to Treis-Karden, 3rd October – 5th October

Distance: 47km We decided to take the boat from Zell  a couple of villages up the Mosel to save cycling 10km or so as it looked as if it would rain.  The boat was pretty empty at 9am and we … Continue reading

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Zeltingen to Zell, 2nd October

Distance: 36km The sun was shining today as we made our way to to Zell with stops at Traben-Trarbach and Punderich. Traben-Trarbach are again two towns on opposite banks of the Mosel and Trarbach became quite rich when the railway … Continue reading

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Trittenheim to Zeltingen, 1st October

Distance: 38km Cold and foggy again when we started the next leg of our journey, so time for a hat! We wanted to get to Bernkastel-Kues for lunch and spend a bit of time there before heading on to Zeltingen … Continue reading

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