A Potter Around Potsdam, Germany

One city. Sixteen palaces. Each with its own unique landscaped park surrounding it. It’s no wonder they call Potsdam ‘Germany’s Versailles’. It is a veritable fairy-tale kingdom, which embodies the Age of Enlightenment’s ethos of ‘A picturesque, pastoral dream to remind residents of their relationship with nature and reason’.

“Frankly my Dear…” – A BIG SURPRISE at Edersee National Park

We turned right at Koblenz. We had driven up the Rhine from Bacharach, carefully avoiding taking a ferry. It seemed a bit too professional for us in any case. It actually looked like boat, rather than the motorised beaver dam that had transported both us and our precious caravan over the River Neckar a weekContinue reading ““Frankly my Dear…” – A BIG SURPRISE at Edersee National Park”

Dog on the Rhine – A Quick Way to Get Schlossed!

A word of advice. If you don’t like castles, wine and half-timbered houses, do not come to the Rhineland! It was another beautiful day; we waited until it was cooler to take the dogs out for a walk through Bacharach, which is a pretty cobbled town with lovely old, timber framed houses. We walked upContinue reading “Dog on the Rhine – A Quick Way to Get Schlossed!”

Dog on the Rhine – Ein Scheißtag, Campsite Sonnenstrand, Bacharach

It started with spilt milk. No point crying over that but I did cry when we nearly died while joining the autobahn. Something we have never seen before – a ‘Give Way’ (unmarked and unsigned!) instead of a slip road on to the motorway. All I remember is the back of a 40 tonne tautlinerContinue reading “Dog on the Rhine – Ein Scheißtag, Campsite Sonnenstrand, Bacharach”