Saturday, August 26, 2017

Alsatian Wine Tour

June 26, 2017
Following a morning in Strasbourg we spent the afternoon touring the Alsace wine country and sampling the wine.

Approaching Domaine Hering Winery in Barr, France

The Hering family has been in business since 1858.

Pretty little courtyard at the winery

Vineyards behind the home, cellar and winery

VERY old barrels

Detail on one of the old barrels

Our guide during tour of the cellar

Time to sample the product!

My favorite, a refreshing crisp Riesling.

The selections we tasted.
The Riesling KRUG was definitely my favorite.

The group photo!

Lovely view no matter where the eye landed.

Fun times experiencing the Alsatian wine country.

More of the Alsace area to come.

💜and peace,Myra

Monday, August 21, 2017

Strasbourg, France

June 26, 2017
Our morning began with a motor coach tour of Strasbourg with local guide, followed by a walking tour of this magnificent city.

The three covered bridges with their four towers were once part of 14th century ramparts of Old Strasbourg.

The Ill River branches into canals in Strasbourg.

The Gutenberg Statue
The square is near the cathedral, shopping and restaurants.

Our tour guide took us through the Tanner's district.

The old town was amazing with Renaissance architecture, cobblestone streets and pretty flowers.

Our first glimpse of the cathedral.

Cathedral Notre-Dame
This gothic cathedral was begun in 1176.

16th century astronomical clock

The Angels' Pillar

Rose Window 

Restaurants, bakeries and shops 

In the afternoon we explored the Alsace region, toured a winery and attended a wine tasting.

I hope you will join me!

💜and peace,Myra

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Heidelberg on a Peaceful Sunday

DAY FIVE, June 25, 2017

Sunday morning was a great day for visiting Heidelberg.

We headed for the castle with our guide.

Heidelberg Castle keeps watch over the city.

The Heidelberg Castle was mentioned in Mark Twains travel book A Tramp Abroad.

The earliest structure was built before 1214.
The castle has been added on and destroyed numerous times since its beginning.
Fire and war have taken a toll over the centuries.

Castle clock tower

We continued on to Altstadt or Old Town with our guide.
Here you can see the castle in the background.

Statue of St. Mary

After the tour we were on our own to walk about the quiet city streets.

Each home displayed a bit of whimsy.

Sweet little cupid announcing the street number.

                                                           Church of the Holy Spirit

View of Heidelberg with castle in the background taken from the Old Bridge

With my travel companions on the Old Bridge.

I hope the couples are as happy today as they were on the day they placed their locks on the old bridge and tossed the key into the Neckar River.

Strasbourg, France next!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dinner in Rudesheim

After a visit to Marksburg Castle, followed by a relaxing cruise on the Rhine, we were ready for dinner in Rudesheim.

Walking along the Drosselgasse in Rudesheim on our way to Rudesheimer Schloss.
The 15th century Drosselgasse is a narrow pedestrian street with shops, wine bars and restaurants.

Wonderful outside seating on a perfect June evening.

German cuisine
I failed to get a good photo of the soup.

The meal was tasty and the wine excellent!

Riesling is my wine of choice.
I was very happy in this area of Germany!

It was a fun evening. Lots of audience participation. Marching bands and bells.
The duo played everything from Elvis to Willie Nelson.
Of course there were some German tunes in the mix.


After dinner we walked back to the ship.

Good memories of Rudesheim!

Say what?

The next day we took the motor coach to Heidelberg.
Come along with me to Heidelberg Castle and walk the streets of this beautiful old city.