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, M├╝ller-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.

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5. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:24 PM GMT on May 12, 2014
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4. palmettobug53
3:01 PM GMT on May 11, 2014
Turkey? Really? I'll bet that was nice. You need to tell us all about it!

I enjoyed your photos from Rhenish Hesse. The view from that tower is amazing.
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3. GardenGrrl
9:53 AM GMT on May 11, 2014
Welcome back.
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2. WeatherWise
2:48 AM GMT on May 11, 2014
Perhaps this makes me FIRST!? Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday!
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1. barbamz
12:46 AM GMT on May 11, 2014
Hi again! I'm back from the break of more than a fortnight which I've spent in southern Turkey for a (mostly) hiking vacation. I've sometimes peered into WU by IPhone when I've got a WLAN connection in one of our boarding houses but it was too difficult for me to post anything. BTW the youtube-videos of the fierce tornado outbreak in our doc's blog entries really didn't showed up in Turkey because MP Erdogan had recently advised to disable Youtube and Twitter in his country for political reasons ;-)
Nevertheless we had a great time with breathtaking impressions from the coastal mountains in the rural regions of the Lycian Way. Will take some more time until I'm finished to look through the hundreds of photos I've taken in order to post some in my blog.
Weather had been interesting too. We enjoyed some very splendid days, some days with a sort of sea fog, some very strong offshore and onshore winds, and in the last week a potent rainy low which hit twice and caused a lot of precipitation. Bad for the tourists but very welcome for the locals as Turkey is in a very severe drought for months and the barrier lakes are very low; we've seen it with our own eyes during an inland trip by car.

Pic of the rainy terrace in our hotel Friday morning before leaving ...

Current airmasses in Europe still with the remnants of the hugh low over Turkey (poor people who started the hiking trail in theses days).
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