The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Germany Trip (part2)


By waddy


Well, as I didn’t get anyone telling me what a bore I am, I thought I’d carry on with more pictures and accompaning details from our recent trip to Germany.

The nearest town to where we were staying in Brauneberg is Bernkastel-Kues.Both my OH and I loved the pretty streets and buildings of Bernkastel….see if you agree.

A bounty of half-timbering meets you round every corner.

Two life-sized bears – the heraldic animal of Bernkastel- ‘play’ on the massive basin of this drinking fountain, carved from grey basalt lava stone.

Looking overthe bridge towards the ‘old’ town.

Viking cruisers often call in here. Very luxurious!

This is the ornate doorway to St Nicolas Hospital built in 1453 it provides a home for 33 (the number of years Christ was thought to have lived on earth) needy elderly men.

The most photographed and sketched house i Bernkastel! It’s easy to see why.

This used to be the Town Hall, but it seems to be a Restaurant these days. A beautiful building nevertheless.

This is St Micheal’s Fountain dating from the 1600’s. It is also carved from basalt lava. The resplendent figure of Archangel Michael, the town and church patron, stand on top, with his sword and scales, ready to dispense justice.

Well that’s enough for now. Hope you enjoyed looking.

More blog posts by waddy

Previous post: A trip to Germany (part one)

Next post: Autumn Walk



As we never get round to holidays, it is lovely to see where other people go, I never find holiday pictures boring.
It does look lovely there, I've had the wine and could see vines on the hillside.

11 Oct, 2012


You went to a lovely place. Thanks for showing the photos ;o)

11 Oct, 2012


Not boring at all,Waddy..enjoyed both your blogs and pics:o) I love the colours of the buildings,and so much character to them,with the Architecture..stunning scenery too..:o)

11 Oct, 2012


What a beautiful town - really enjoyed the trip, thank you!

11 Oct, 2012


Thank you Waddy, very much enjoyed and saved into favourites.

12 Oct, 2012


Thanks for your kind comments everyone.

Lizziebee;- We saw acres and acres of vines, some were in such awkard places we marveled at the farmers who planted and tended them...we also sampled one or two bottles!

Bloomer; Thank you. Yes, it was stunning...and I'm like you, loved the history of the place.

Hywel & Steragram; We thought so too.

Dianebulley; Thank you, glad you liked it that much.

Snoopdog; You are so right. We noticed this about 99.9% of the parts of Germany we travelled through. Everyone takes such pride in their home, village, etc. We noticed more so when we came back how dirty and unloved our country seems to have become. We don't appear to have any civic pride anymore :(

12 Oct, 2012


That is such a pretty place, I love the narrow streets and the buildings are really lovely, so clean and fresh looking, thankyou for sharing your lovely pics Waddy....

14 Oct, 2012

Add a comment

Recent posts by waddy

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Dec, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Sep, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    16 Mar, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008