We took our friends to see Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, and this view is from the tour boat’s pier looking back towards the town with the vineyard covered hills of the Mosel River valley behind it.
Our friend’s daughter relaxes on the top deck of the tour boat as we begin our Mosel River sightseeing trip.
She waves to another tour boat docked at Bernkastel-Kues as we slowly make our way up the Mosel River against the current.
It was a beautiful summer day to spend on the water as David and our friend’s daughter look over the boat’s railing down at the river below.
In the distance is the castle ruin that sits high above the town of Bernkastel-Kues – which has been renovated to be a very nice cafe and restaurant.
To reach the cafe and restaurant that is perched on the ridge above Bernkastel-Kues there is a road that winds up the hill – but once you make it there the view is wonderful.
The two sightseeing adventurers never tired of the beautiful scenery of the Mosel River valley as we all took in the sights of the vineyard covered hills.
After the boat ride up and down the Mosel River, we walked through the scenic town of Bernkastel-Kues, Germany – this is the Town Hall or, “Ratskeller” (center).
The town of Bernkastel-Kues has some of the best preserved half-timbered or “Fachwerk” architecture in Europe around the market square in the town center.
It was now later in the day and the shadows began to grow longer – I have always loved the elaborate Old World shop signs and architecture of Europe – this view is looking towards the Town Hall or, “Ratskeller” (center).
Our friends from England stand beside the, “Spitzhäuschen” – which is sure to be one of the skinniest houses in all of Europe – and you can imagine the scene from hundreds of years ago as horse teams pulled farm wagons past it on their way to and from the vinyards in the hills above.
This statue of St. Michael with golden wings is called the, “St. Michaelsbrunnen” and dates from the year 1606 – standing above the fountain in the Bernkastel-Kues’ market square on what was a beautiful summer day – the Town Hall or, “Ratskeller” is on the left.
Our friend’s daughter stands in front of the St. Michael’s fountain or, “St. Michaelsbrunnen” in the central market square of Bernkastel-Kues, Germany.
David also stands before the St. Michael’s fountain or, “St. Michaelsbrunnen” as we explored the historic town of Bernkastel-Kues, Germany.
David climbs up on the bear fountain on a side street of Bernkastel-Kues – the two bears are represented on Bernkastel-Kues’s Coat of Arms.