Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

A few years ago in 2011 we spent four nights staying in Koblenz. One of the highlights of that trip was taking the local ferry down the Rhine stopping off at the pretty old town of Bacharach for lunch. We enjoyed the region so much we always said we would return some day and indeed …

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A few years back we stumbled by complete chance into a wonderful garden festival taking place in the historic town of Β Koblenz on the Rhine. We were spending a few days there and kept seeing signs for BUGA everywhere! Intrigued, we finally asked someone in the local tourist office and found that Koblenz was hosting …

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One of those “the scheduled blog post has gone out of the window” weeks! Probably not helped in part by the excessive heat – we had 4 consecutive days when it got to 40 degrees or above equalling the record for Perth set in 1933. Β Mercifully the sea breeze is back and it’s been in …

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Following on from our tour of Neuschwanstein, we decided to take the alpine trail up from the castle to the little bridge that spans the Pollat Gorge, the Marienbruecke. The famous views of Neuschwanstein, seen in many calendars and travel guides, are taken from this iconic bridge. It’s about a 10 minute stroll up from …

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