To get to the town, you had to take a ferry across the Rhine River. I was fascinated by it because it was my first time ever seeing a car ferry!
|one of our first views of the town|
Once we got there, we walked up to a cable car that went up the mountains, through the vineyards, and left us higher off in the mountains where we walked to the Niederwald monument. We bought a small bottle of wine and two souvenir glasses for 6,00€ and enjoyed it on the trip up. (The next few photos will be blurry because I attempted to take them on an iphone in a moving cable car. Smart.)
|view from the cable car|
|can't wait to drink all that!|
This is the Niederwald Monument. Sadly, it was being cleaned when we were there so most of it covered by scaffolding.
It was built to commemorate the establishment of the German Empire. Here is a picture I found of what it looks like when it's not all boarded up.
There was an observation platform there that provided beautiful views of the town across the river.
After we took the cable car back down, we went to a little restaurant for drinks and this amazing cake! We walked around a bit to wine taste and found a square where a jazz band had set up and were playing so we bought two glasses of white wine from a kiosk there and sat and listened to them play.
|This bottle goes under the "too pretty to drink" category.|