I decided to stay in Nuremberg one more day to actually see the sights of the city.
But since I wasn’t so fond of my hotel (door banging and shouting late in the evening, the broken shower head holder, a general weird feeling,…) I decided to move to another hotel. Breakfast was not included and so I headed over to the next hotel shortly after 8 AM.
There, I could leave my luggage and the bike and made my way on foot to the castle.
I walked in the old castle ditch which could have been really nice since it’s green and in the shade but, unfortunately, there was a lot garbage lying around, I even watched a rat passing me quite relaxed in broad daylight and didn’t feel especially safe and secure….but as I mentioned, it was in the shade and not too hot yet – and I made it to the castle safely 🙂
Today I went on the Felsenpfad (=rock trail) around Dahn, actually I did only half of the trail since I needed already three hours for the six kilometers of the first half. The reason? Beauty and curiosity and photo motifs everywhere and walking barefoot for a while and taking it easy and….
I definitely have to come back for a longer holiday because these forests are huge and green and lush and hilly and so nice…..
Take a look for yourself 🙂
And if you’re interested, you can find my walking route here. But don’t trust the parameters, they are calculated 😉
The weather was predicted to be sunny and warm, so I started early, around 8:30 AM.
First, I cycled down all the way to the Mosel again and after just a few meters, I was already in France. There was no sign for the border but the “Moselradweg” sign was suddenly in French: “Chemin de la Mosel” 🙂
And just a few meters further, my journey of climbing began. Luckily, I didn’t know what was expecting me, otherwise I would probably have worried too much 😉
I woke up around 6:30 and was already well rested, so I went into town around 7 AM to take the tourist pictures of Trier because I had forgotten my camera on the Wednesday.
It was great. Everything was still quiet, just some people were on their way to work and the trash collectors were already working.
So, I could take all the pictures without any people running around. In the cathedral I was even the only person, so that was a bit creepy but also a very special atmosphere.
At 8 AM I went to Dieter and Anne for breakfast, packed up my things and left Trier around 9:30 AM.
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Sunday morning was the exact opposite from the day before: despite the noise inside and outside the hotel, I woke up refreshed and in a super relaxed mood.
After the breakfast, I packed up my things and wanted to get on the road. But just before I got going, it started to rain – and not only a little. So I put on my rain gear before I cycled to the Deutsche Eck, the point in Koblenz where the Mosel runs into the Rhine river and where the Mosel cycling path starts.
Today I started my trip with the two new items I bought in Cologne the day before yesterday: my new rain jacket and my new drinking bottle. And also my new tire which I didn’t photograph 😉
Today, I visited the Zeche Zollverein in Essen which was a coal mine from the 19th century until 1986. These days it’s an open air museum and a place for events and exhibitions. And an excellent place to shoot pictures of industrial motives.
Today was a warm, sunny and pretty uneventful day. That’s why I haven’t much to write down. But I shot some nice pictures and let them talk instead. Btw. you can watch them in full size when you click on them – and not only in the small gallery preview 🙂
Also, once again, the SportsTracker app quit on me prematurely and without permission during lunch break…suppose we all get a little lazy these days 😉