Mid of Germany

Vacation filler

By: barbamz, 3:07 PM GMT on April 23, 2014

Hi everybody. I'm out for some time and locking the door. But I leave you some photos from a new little hike trail in Rhenish Hesse where I've walked some days ago. Enjoy, stay safe and bright! I'm looking forward to meet you again.

From Wikipedia: Rhenish Hesse or Rhine-Hesse (German: Rheinhessen) refers to the part of the former People's State of Hesse (previously Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt) located west of the Rhine and now part of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a hilly countryside largely devoted to vineyards, therefore it is also called the "land of the thousand hills." Its larger towns include: Mainz, Worms, Bingen, Alzey, Nieder-Olm and Ingelheim. Many inhabitants commute to work in Mainz, Wiesbaden, or Frankfurt. ...
Rheinhessen is the largest of 13 regions producing German wine. Outside Germany, it is best known as the home of Liebfraumilch. Most is made from white varieties such as Riesling, Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner, and Scheurebe. The best-known white wine area is the Rhine Terrace near Oppenheim and Nierstein. Some red varieties are grown, particularly around Ingelheim and Gundersheim, including Pinot noir, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder, and the recently established Regent.



Look-out Bismarck Tower near Ingelheim.


Inside the tower.


View from the top to the north-east over Rhine Valley.


View to the south-east to the town of Ingelheim where once Charlemagne built an Imperial Palace.


Map of the trail which will lead you through vineyards, along a little creek and through a nice forest on top of the hills. "Hiwweltour" means "trail of the hills" in local dialect.















Updated: 3:09 PM GMT on April 23, 2014

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Night and Day

By: barbamz, 7:07 PM GMT on April 20, 2014

Happy Easter everyone with some impressions from the nightly liturgy in our cathedral in Mainz, only with candles in the first part to symbolize the spreading light out of the darkness. Outdoors lilacs are spreading their sweet scent, like this one below church St. Stephan on a nearby hill in Mainz. And when farmers market is open asparagus - much beloved by Germans - is now the top seller, together with fresh strawberries.












Updated: 7:08 PM GMT on April 20, 2014

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About barbamz

I'm Barbara in Germany (Mainz), and I'm interested in weather already for decades.