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Harz and a bit more
on: July 08, 2018, 09:08:34 PM
Just back from our Harz and a bit more tour, after meeting up at a Harvester for meal we set sail from Harwich to Hook on the night ferry all agreed it was a great way to get over to Europe with a very comfortable crossing, caution fuel in Holland if you've never been is very expensive ave €1.77 ltr. :114:
Day 1 mainly autoroute to get us over to Bad Lauterberg for 2 nights in the very comfortable Hotel Rieman just on the edge of the Harz mountains the staff friendly great food and beer, the next morning breakfast done we set off to explore the Harz virtually empty roads we made good progress on great roads and all too soon back at the hotel for more  :030: and food .
Day 3 Leaving the Harz behind a quick spin down the road to Leipzig and Colditz castle €4 gets you a look around the museum not many visitors so a very relaxed tour around 1.5 hrs went by very easily after looking at the exhibits and reading the stories behind them we left feeling it was time well spent, the afternoon took us along more great roads to Eisenach and our next stop over Penta Hotel very comfortable rooms at a good price but breakfast is €15.00.
Day 4 a mixture today of twisties and autobahn to get down to Karlsrhue for Dom Grill a fine steak house with prices to match but they did put on the football for us, staying on the edge of town at the B&B hotel which is fairly new and very modern almost hostel like with A/c rooms underground carpark with CCtv  all had a comfortable night.
Day 5 onward to Schliech a town on the Mosel river surrounded by vinyards topped by Fur trees but to get there we had to go through Elmstein in the Palatine forest oh yeah the roads around here are biker heaven but be aware of the locals some are not what they appear to be.
Unfortunately the hotel chef had been taken ill so only a limited menu was available schnitzel alround washed down with Bitberg.
Day 6 after breakfast a few went off to Cochem for more fun the route taking many turns and hairpin bends I had a lazy day with a walk along the Mosel a light lunch then into town once the others had returned to a Pizzaria run by Albanians an interesting mix but the food was very good.
Day 7 our last started at 6.30 with no alarm clock needed as the local vineyard owner chose that morning to crop spray in his helicopter oh how we laughed about it over breakfast :076: we made our winding way toward Bitburg for a short break, our route out of town was barred by road works so we set off with Gps showing the way only to turn into a square with wedding photos in full swing ooops sorry a swift turn around we got out of there pdq. The last sections of sporting road took us near to the Spa circuit and ended at Aachen before hitting the autobahns back to Rotterdam and our ferry home. Evening meal prepaid when booking we queued and picked up our selection only to be told wrong restaraunt plates downed rounded a partition to be treated to fine dining and waiter service a great way to end the tour well worth it.