A Quick Look at Bernkastel, and Cruising the Mosel

I enjoyed my walk around Bernkastel on Tuesday night but was looking foward to seeing it in the daylight too. The medieval center of town is wonderful

Some of the buildings have quite a tilt to them, especially this skinny one, Weinstube Spitzhäuschen (“pointed cottage”), which was built in 1406.

Today was a day of funny signs, starting with the Bathtub Restaurant 🙂

Right behind the town centre, this wine cellar was built into the hillside under the vineyard.

Bernkastel isn’t large, but there’s a lot to see.

Mail and other deliveries begin the day as in many towns.

A funny wine label.

And to direct people to the washrooms (WC), this sign in a coffee shop where we took a break.

Just after 11:00am, we went to this chateau for a wine tasting – great way to start the day 🙂

The vintner did an excellent presentation on the evolution of his company (Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler), and of the wine industry in the region.

Heading back top the ship at 12:30.

It was time to get a bit of laundry done, and the little laundry on the ship made that easy.

Sailing from Bernkastel just after 1:00pm.

Ducking under another low bridge.

Approaching another lock.

Another very steep vineyard. This was a particularly pleasant day of cruising. Anyone who cruises the Rhine River without adding the Mosel is really missing out on a very special place.

Very steep vineyard along the Mosel River

Very steep vineyard along the Mosel River

Very steep vineyard along the Mosel River
That looks like a pretty good posting for a police officer.

Police boat on the Mosel River
An intriguing church ruin in the middle of a field, with no community nearby. Edit: thanks to my readers, I now know that this is Kloster Stuben, a monastery dating to 1685.

Passing Beilstein at 6:44pm. It must take a great deal of work for a community to get themselves on river cruise itineraries.

That was a very quick look at an excellent day – the 354 photos in the day’s folder will provide more stories when time permits.

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