Cross the Rhine with Dry Feet

Zonhoven to Remagen

Zonhoven to Remagen

On Sunday we drove out of Belgium, across a bit of Holland and into Germany, ending up on a stellplatz at Remagen, on the Rhine.

Remagen Stellplatz

Remagen Stellplatz

Stellplatz at Remagen

Stellplatz at Remagen

The stellplatz is just next door to the Golden Mile campsite. 12 euros a night, and only a few yards to the cycle track along the Rhine.

The Bridge

The Bridge

Bridge Towers on the east bank

Bridge Towers on the east bank

Remagen became famous in the closing stages of the second world war for the strategic importance of its bridge.

Story of the Bridge

Story of the Bridge

The plaque tells the story. There is also a museum, now called the Peace Museum, which occupies the two west towers and contains much of interest, with a lot of English translations.

Jeep at Remagen

Jeep at Remagen

I met a couple from Bonn, who had driven up with their son in their beautifully restored jeep for the day. It was a 1943 model which they had tracked down and bought from France.

Town Hall Remagen

Town Hall Remagen

Remagen

Remagen

Remagen is a pretty town with a long waterfront covered in cafes and restaurants.

The Rhine

The Rhine

We cycled 6 miles or so down the Rhine, past a succession of pretty villages and towns. It was too far for the dogs so Penny and Colin’s chariot was coupled up and they had a low effort sightseeing tour….just what Colin likes.

The other Bank

The other Bank

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River Traffic

River Traffic

The Rhine Ferry

The Rhine Ferry

More Traffic

More Traffic

I think this says 'Don't drive here after tasting German beer'

I think this says ‘Don’t drive here after tasting German beer’

There is plenty of river traffic to watch along the way.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

This is the Moby Dick, which plies it’s way back and forward from Bonn.

Crossing the Rhine. Not.

Crossing the Rhine. Not.

Mad canoeist

Mad canoeist

After the bike ride I gave the new toy it’s first continental outing, keeping well out of the way of the barges.

Apollo's Church

Apollo’s Church

Church of Apollo

Church of Apollo

The next day we walked up to the imposing church on the hill above Remagen. Built between 1839 and 1842, in the neb-gothic style, it is called the ‘Appollinariskirche’

Ice cream Heaven

Ice cream Heaven

It was a hot day; we had to stop for ice creams on the way back.

After two days at Remagen we set out for Rudesheim which is 60 miles further up river.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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Posted in May/June 2015, Remagen
2 comments on “Cross the Rhine with Dry Feet
  1. Tony & Rose says:

    Hi Peter & Nia
    Looking forward to all your Blogs, a real treat for us at home slaving away to pay our taxes to keep the country afloat.
    That bridge looks interesting, was it a suspension bridge?
    You be careful in your CHINOOK to many of those ice creams could lead to a crash landing.
    Mavis looks happy at home. She can always call in on a proper Doctor if she feels unwell.
    Happy hols
    Love Tony & Rose.

    • Hi Guys
      Yes, Mavis is enjoying the German weather. The bridge wasn’t suspension….there were two more piers and a lot of steelwork originally. We are going on a walk round Schlusselfeld this pm where there is apparently a very good ice cream shop……..
      Peter and Nia

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