When Pete's mom visited over the Carnival school break in February, Pete took Monday off and we headed to Bernkastel-Kues for the day. It's been on our list of "cute, Europe-y, half-timber-y towns to visit in Germany" for awhile. Bernkastel is on the right bank of the Moselle River, Kues on the left.
|just over an hour's drive from Lux|
Anyway, it was nice to have the town almost to ourselves.
|cute and Europe-y enough for ya?|
|a handful of open shops|
|castle ruin on the hill behind|
|on the way up|
|you can see how the walk up through the vineyards would be gorgeous in not-dead-of-winter|
Well, the castle ruin was so closed off and "under construction" that we couldn't even get to the viewpoints on the hill. It looked like it will be closed for quite awhile; perhaps they will at least partially reopen it this summer? There was also a little wine-tasting restaurant on the way up - closed, of course.
|hmm...not sure if the new addition blends in all that well|
But despite these minor disappointments, we couldn't really complain. Perhaps we'll come back another day, crammed in with hundreds of other tourists, and long for the day when Germany was closed.