This time we visit the Fränkische Schweiz in northern Bavaria, Berlin, the Moselle River and the Eifel mountain range
With its mountains, valleys, and caves, the Fränkische Schweiz or Franconian Switzerland is a natural paradise. It can be viewed at leisure on an old steam locomotive running between Ebermannstadt and Behringersmühle.
Ernst Rothenbach is a beer sommelier. His tips for the Fränkische Schweiz: Unteraufsess Castle; the pilgrimage site Gössweinstein; and Sanspareil rock garden.
The Moselle Valley is always romantic, but when autumn turns the leaves red and golden in the vineyards on the steep slopes, your eyes just can't get enough. In the middle of this picturesque landscape is Bernkastel Kues. Wine is THE theme in this small city -- but there are some other sweet discoveries to be made.
The Wall Trail follows the course that East Germany's border fortifications took to seal off West Berlin. This Path of Memory is a total of 160 kilometers long. A walk or bicycle ride along the Wall Trail provides relaxation and a history lesson at the same time. We chose a section of the trail in southern Berlin because it has some of the most beautiful scenery.
Don Traver from San Diego, California explores the Eifel region, takes a spin on the Nürburgring, and visits Eltz Castle.