The Middle Rhine Valley is a World Heritage Site because of its amazing castles! It has all kinds. For the Seven Kingdoms series, I chose a tollbooth castle, a fortress, a fort with tunnels, a fairy tale garden, a cloaking wall, a castle with ravens, and a hidden castle.
Here are your mini-tours for:
- Saffron Kingdom (Burg Rheinfels in St. Goar)
- Magenta Kingdom (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz)
- Cochem Kingdom (Reichsburg Cochem),
- the Fairy Kingdom (near Kall on the “Traumpfad” path of dreams), and
- the Blackfly Kingdom (800-year-old tollbooth on the Rhine).
Burg Rheinfels is the next stop in our Tour of the Seven Kingdoms! The Saffron Kingdom! The Seven Kingdoms fairy tale world is inspired by real castles in the Rhine and Mosel River valleys in Germany. Clip the map below to find all the tours: Click here for more about the Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tales … Continue reading Tour the Saffron Kingdom: Burg Rheinfels
Koblenz is the next stop in our Tour of the Seven Kingdoms! This fairy tale world is inspired by real castles in the Rhine and Mosel River valleys in Germany. When you take the train, you can look up and see the fortress as the train pulls into the station. The big, hulking rock towers … Continue reading Tour Magenta Kingdom: Festung Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz
Yesterday, we walked for five or six hours and I got buckets of new ideas about the Fairy Kingdom. I love the “Traumpfad” hiking trails that we’ve already been on. This one is special for its caves and variety! Here’s a virtual dream hike for you:
When we travel these days, we often drive or fly. In earlier times, the rivers were the highways. Big and long rivers, like the Rhine River in Germany were important for delivering people and things. [Is that why Amazon is named after a river in Brazil? I don’t know, do you?] If you visit, you … Continue reading Tour the Blackfly Kingdom: Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
More tours coming soon:
- Indigo Kingdom (Stolzenfels), and
- Marigold Kingdom (Burg Eltz).
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