(Recommended by Ben
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We spend the afternoon allowing Dee Dee to recover and after a short nap we all take a stroll along the river and settle on dinner at the nearby
Hotel zum Römer
56861 Reil an der Mosel
Several hotels have built wooden terraces along the river just across the street from their restaurants and these are just right for the unusually warm weather we are experiencing. The Römer's tables with large umbrellas and a nice breeze blowing in from the Mosel are perfect for a meal or just nursing Bier or a glass of wine. We select an Omelette mit Schinken und Salat (7.50 €), Weiner Schnitzel with Pommes Frites und Salat (8 €), and I try a Römerschnitzel mit Speck, Spiegelie, Pommes und Salat (9 €).
We take our time enjoying the day and while Amy spends her time feeding bread to the local swans and ducks, we relax with cool libations.
Tuesday - after an excellent breakfast complete with eggs in Liane's Frühstück zimmer (nice view of the Mosel), we drive northeast along the river to the picturesque little village of Beilstein. A friend from the office would be staying there in a few days and I wanted to take a look for myself at the place he would be staying, the Hotel Haus Lipmann. Beilstein is a sleepy little untouristy town on the south bank of the river that proves to be well worth at least a visit if you are in the area.
..We continued northeast to pay a visit to one of my favorite castles in Germany, the Burg Eltz.
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We enjoyed another Römerschnitzel mit Speck, Spiegelei, Pommes und Salat (9 €) (Amy liked mine from the night before and tried it herself), Rinderroulade mit Salzkartoffeln und Apfelrotkohl for me (9 €), and Dee tried the Heringsfilet Hausfrauenart mit Bratkartoffeln (7 €). Several drinks and a few hours later we stumbled across the street to our room and I did my best to finish off a nice bottle of Haus-Karina Bacchus. Feeling no pain our last night on the Mosel...
Wednesday - up and out early (0500) for a solo walk around town enjoying the cool morning air and watch an elderly Opa fish the river for his lunch. Another good breakfast with lots of strong German coffee to start the day.
We pay our bill (57 € per night) and bid Frau Barzen auf wiedersehen...
If you are looking to spend a few days in a nice, quiet
village along the beautiful Mosel valley - Reil could be the place for you. While there you won't find a nicer,
friendlier place to stay than the Haus Karina... Ben