Megan and Gary's Europe Trip 2014 travel blog

Maria Laach Abbey

Maria Laach Abbey

Laach Lake

Paddle boat Laach Lake

Paddle boat at Laach Lake

After paddle boat at Laach Lake

Lunch at Laach Lake

Lunch at Laach Lake

Car ferry Rhine River crossing

Bad Hoenningen Village

Hot Chocolate in Bad Hoenningen

Car ferry back over the Rhine River at Linz

Selfie on the ferry

Dinner at Jagerheim

Dinner at Jagerheim

Gary at dinner at Jagerheim

Megan at dinner at Jagerheim

Today we went to the Maria Laach Abbey founded in 1093 and had a walk through the church and around the beautiful gardens. It is located on the Laach Lake (Laacher See in German) which is a 2km diameter volcanic crater. Then we walked down to the lake and hired a paddle boat and pedalled our way around for half an hour. To thaw out we warmed up with a hot currywurst and chips (pommes frittes). After this we took a drive around some of the old villages located along the Rhine River which starts in Switzerland and flows through Germany and the Netherlands, and eventually into the North Sea. We crossed over the Rhine on a car ferry to Bad Hoenningen (which was actually good!) and had a wander around the village and a hot chocolate each. We then headed further downstream and crossed back over the Rhine River on another car ferry at Linz before driving home to Wassenach. In the evening we dined at Jagerheim, a local family owned restaurant specialising in schnitzel. Not long after getting home the B&B owner dropped in to say she had heard we had dined at Jagerheim. It turns out she works there during the week and the bush telegraph works well here.

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