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Hot Air Balloon Rides

FYI:  There are a ton of hot air balloon clubs and businesses in the Geilenkirchen area and beyond.  You just have to find them.  If you do a Google Search, look up “Ballonfahrten Geilenkirchen” or whatever German or region that you’re looking for and you should find at least a couple results.  You can also […]

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Happy Mosel: Bicycling the Mosel River

This year the festival will be held on 30 May. For details and maps see the website below. It’s in German, but with a bit of hit and miss, you can find everything you need. Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Courtesy of “Each year, the enjoys a late spring festival […]

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MSR Wine Country Overview

Printed in the Sept 08 Triborder Reporter From Perl to Koblenz, the Mosel river valley is home to the oldest and most breathtaking wine country in Germany. Settled by the Romans, vineyards have been part of the life along the Mosel for over 2000 years. Now it’s the fourth largest wine region in Germany producing […]

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Quick Wine Guide – Germany/MSR

Varieties of Mosel Wines:The type of wine produced is named partly from the grape that it is created from. A Reisling, for example, comes from the Reisling grapes. Though soil conditions, harvest times, aging, and weather can greatly effect the flavor of the wine, the grape itself is the first stop in creating a fantastic […]

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Mosal Saar Ruwer September Wine Festivals/Links

Mosel Saar Ruwer Links: When reading about Mosel wines, you’ll often see the term MSR. That simply refers to the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region. You can also try to find a town’s website by adding “.de” to the name of the town. Wine: http://www.deutscheweine.de – Comprehensive German wine site with English translationMosel: www.mosellandtouristik.de – Great site […]

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Fun Stuff in the Mosel area

So you’re taking a trip along the Mosel, taking in the sites, enjoying the ambiance, tasting some wine… and the kids are going crazy and need something to do… here are a few options along the Mosel. In Klotten, near Cochem, is a wild park like the one in Gangelt and a small amusement park […]

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Gasthaus Pyrmonter Mühle – Mosel Lodging

Gasthaus Pyrmonter Mühle 56754 Roes (for the GPS look for Burg Pyrmont or the town of Roes) Tel.: 0 26 72- 73 25http://www.elzbachtal.de/elzbachwasserfall.html If you’re looking for a place to stay on the Mosel, this bed and breakfast is one to try. The rooms are small, but the location just below the Burg Pyrmont and […]

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Cliffnotes: A good link in English is here: http://www.bernkastel-kues.de/allgemein/bernkastel-kues.html then click on “ferienregion” in the left column. Click again on “ferienregion” this time at the top of the page, then click on the British flag in the center of the page for a nice guide of the area in English. In May you’ll be awed […]

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Trier and the Mosel – our trip

If you’re looking for a day trip or a quick weekend excursion, the Mosel River offers beauty, culture, and history only 90 minutes from GK. Trier: Driving down to Trier takes about 90 minutes passing right by Spangdahlem, a convenient place to stop and fill up with gas going in and out. The Spang gas […]

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