Tag Archives: Germany

Time to leave!

3 Apr

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It’s time to say goodbye again! Piggletino’s got to take a break from this hectic lifestyle of eating, sleeping and playing. He shall release his scout back to work, while he takes a good ol’ nap for a few weeks.

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Til our next trip, friends! ­čÖé

 

Burg Eltz

27 Mar

 

 

Hey guys! Does this look familiar?
Piggletino thought he saw this in miniature form some time ago…

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Somewhere in the hills of Koblenz, Piggletino and his scout found their way to the medieval castle, Burg Eltz. The castle towers over a valley and stands alone in the midst of the woods. Look! 

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As the story goes, Burg Eltz belongs to a community of joint heirs (and is still owned by the same family from the 12th century!). Inside the castle, Piggletino was told that no photos were to be taken. It was a delightful trip, regardless. There was a little museum where you could see the treasures of the family. The castle has three complexes, belonging to three family branches. On the walking tour, you can also see the beautiful interior of a hunting room, old-style toilets, and most interestingly, the kitchen! Piggletino was fascinated by the way things were refrigerated in the past! 

On the way out, we passed by the vineyards of┬áR├╝desheimer Rottland – of which much of its produce is the Riesling.
How very beautiful, and if only Piggletino could frolic in the vineyards too!  

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Germany: Limburg an der Lahn

24 Mar

 

 

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Hello there! Did you guys miss me?
I think my scout got lost somewhere along the way…
We were heading to Limburg (the one in Germany, not the Limburg of The Netherlands!)

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Unfortunately, we arrived on a weekend, and the shops were mostly closed. Piggletino shall have to tell you a little bit of the history without much pictures this time!

Limburg is one of those small old towns in Germany that you’ll encounter on your way from one big city to another. Piggletino’s scout was on the way to Cologne when we chanced upon this small town and its old walls. Much of the fortifications of this town no longer stand. What ┬áremains as a significant landmark is probably the orange St George’s cathedral.

Piggletino didn’t get to do much on this road trip. Looks like we should plan MORE road trips!