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Visiting Germany in Mid October

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Visiting Germany in Mid October

I am visiting Cologne for the international food fair ANUGA in Cologne 10-14 Oct. I wish to have a nice holiday in some nearby (driveable) place for 3-4 days and we are a party of 6 adults comprising two families. We will have a car with us since we are driving down from London. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks

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1. Re: Visiting Germany in Mid October

Somewhere along the Rhine might be enjoyable. Since you have a car, travelling would be easy.

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2. Re: Visiting Germany in Mid October

I agree that a tour along the Rhine would be a wonderful trip. Here is a website with all of the towns and castles of interest in the area:

loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-rhine/castles.php

Marksburg is a castle in a beautiful, small town. I believe that it is the oldest, preserved castle in Germany. The only castle to "survive" all of the wars. The tour through the castle is very interesting.

Rheinfels in St. Goar is a ruin, but VERY fun to walk through - even for adults. One could spend many hours here.

Bacharach is a beautiful little wine village with a ruined church and a small castle at the top of the hill. The town is surrounded by vineyards and the town is really fantastic. rhineriver.ca/bacharach/bacharachgermany.html

Burg Elz is closer to the Mosel River, but probably the most beautiful castle in Germany (in my opinion). It is surrounded by forest and as you walk through it appears out of no where. Truly stunning.

http://www.burg-eltz.de/e_index.html The tour through the castle is probably not worth it, but walking the grounds and the forest surrounding is a better use of time. (Burg Elz is a privately owned castle which is why it is not possible to tour the entire castle, but only a small part of it).

Düsseldorf is also a lovely town. The area along the Rhein is quite nice and it has a beautiful old town.

Brühl, between Cologne and Bonn, is not far at all and has a wonderful palace with very beautiful gardens. The old town is quite nice also.

The nice part about traveling around the Rhein is that it is 1) full of beautiful small towns; 2) the nature is breathtaking; 3) it is wine country and 4) it is a pleasant distance from Cologne.

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3. Re: Visiting Germany in Mid October

Ahr Valley

http://www.ahrtaltourismus.de/

http://www.geysir-andernach.de/

Middle Rhine Valley

http://www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de

http://www.marksburg.de

Moselle Valley

www.mosellandtouristik.de/en/default.aspx

http://www.burg-eltz.de

http://www.trier.de

Lahn Valley

http://www.daslahntal.de/

Mid October is normally one of the best times of the year for these river valleys.

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