August 5th ~ Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
The town in its current form came into being on 1 April 1905 through the merger of the town of Bernkastel with the winemaking village of Kues across the river. Located in the Moselle Valley, this charming town screams traditional German culture. Well known for their wine, the Riesling is a stand out.
The old town and medieval marketplace are really the highlights of this village. I’ll just let my pictures do the talking today as I share what we snapped while slowly wandering around the center of town.
Our walking tour included a wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler cellar. And as I have previously claimed, I am not knowledgable when it comes to tastings, but I very much enjoyed them.
By the time we were back on board for our afternoon cruising, the sun was shining and being up on the sundeck was finally inviting.
At one point, the crew took down the shade canopies as we approached a very LOW BRIDGE that we needed to pass under.
The crew made sure that everyone on deck remained seated – in fact many ducked!
And then it was time to pass through another lock.
In this picture you can see that the water level is almost to the top of the end gate.
And some more miscellaneous sights along the river:
And I will leave you drooling over our dessert – Creme Brûlée with berries…
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for a small cafe that allowed us to sit a spell, people watch and get refreshed while soaking up the ambiance that was Bernkastel.