Travel diary: places to visit in the western part of Germany

When July came I packed our family car and headed for one week in Bavaria and Austria followed by another week in Rheinland-Pfalz in the western part of Germany. The latter is what I want to feature in this post.

Stolzenfels Castle

Selecting pictures to showcase this beautiful castle and its garden turned out to be a very hard task because I have too many pictures I love of this place to narrow them down. But I managed to cut it down to 5 and not the 56 I originally had.. 😀
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a former medieval fortress that turned into a palace and is located above the Rhine and near the city of Koblenz.

Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany

Boppard

In the city of Boppard you find the Rhine region’s largest loop as pictured below. In order to get the best view of it head up on the top of nearby mountains with the cableway and find yourself amazed by what you see.

Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany

Burg Eltz

The Eltz Castle is to be found in the middle of the hills and is known for its medieval style. Which means you have to hike for 10-15 minutes to get to the castle. The construction of this castle started prior to 1157 when it was established as an important fortress. Today the castle is owned by the same family that lived there in the 12th century. A 10/10 recommended place to visit, if you ask me.

Geierlay suspension bridge

This picturesque and free to walk suspension bridge is placed 100 metres above ground and is not for the faint of heart to cross as it has a span range of 360 metres and is quite shaky to walk on. But that’s all part of why you should visit.

Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany

Benrath Castle

Located just outside the city of Düsseldorf you find this beautiful pink castle placed in a giant garden with fountains, vegetable gardens and a lake. I didn’t get to check it out myself, but the castle should be just as stunning on the inside as it is on the outside, so if you ever have the chance you better take a look and tell me if it’s true!

Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany
Live Life Fully Alive: Places to see in western Germany

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of these beautiful places in western Germany and maybe who knows even go there yourself to see them one day?

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