Rheingau Photo Blog
Photos from the Rheingau - a wine region located at the Rhine River close to Wiesbaden and Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Old Door Handle
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but Oestrich is the town I grew up. So here is an impression of downtown Oestrich next to the market place. The winery in the middle is the place where I took another photo previously.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Entrance to Brentanohaus in Winkel
The Brentanohaus in Winkel is home to the family "von Brentano", who in former times hosted guests like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or the brothers Grimm. Some of the rooms in the house are still representing the feeling of that time.
The inscription above the door says "Geh fröhlich ein. Geh fröhlich aus. Und find Dein Heim in diesem Haus", meaning "enter happily and leave happily, and find your home in this house".
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Sign of Johannisberg
Entering the town of Johannisberg, you'll see this sign representing all the sights of Johannisberg, as there are the castle with the basilica of the former monastery on its right, the former nunnery of Johannisberg on the left, and the church and Burg Schwarzenstein (a hotel and restaurant nowadays) above it. Also, Johannisberg has a friendship alliance with Puligny-Montrachet in France.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Rose Garden in Eltville
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Stage at Sektfest in Eltville
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Winery Signs in Johannisberg
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Windeck and St. Hildegard Abbey
Coming from Marienthal you can see Windeck, which is a part of Rüdesheim and another Kloster - the Abtei St. Hildegard - a nunnery dedicated to Hildegard von Bingen. While I was coming from Marienthal I only had time to take this photo, but next time I'll visit the Kloster and show you some pictures of it, promised.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Fulfilled hopes at Kloster Marienthal
People coming to Kloster Marienthal pray to Mother Mary for help. Some of them donate a marble plate, when their hope has been fulfilled, which you can find in the entrance area of the church. Since the service was going on outside, I was able to visit the church and take a photo of these plates for you.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Kloster Marienthal is a small monastery run by Franciscian monks and a bit hidden in a valley behind the village Marienthal. It's been a place of pilgrimage since the 14th century.
In summer, services are held outside the church (on the left of the photo). There was actually one just happening when I took this photo so I didn't want to disturb them.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Swan on golden water
Friday, July 07, 2006
Wonderful Rainy Dinner
Tonight, we decided to go out for dinner and went to this place that has really nice outside seating. Our food had just arrived when it started raining, but luckily we had chosen a table underneath a large umbrella so we stayed where we were, while our neighbours on the other tables went inside. Food was yummy, wine excellent, atmosphere - unbeatable ;).
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Escape the heat...
To cool down a bit today, we decided to take a walk in the forest. And it's been wonderful - the air was a lot fresher up there and we got a nice breeze. Especially getting out of my office where I've been stuck with heavy workload the past days was great! I was surprised that there were only a few other people doing the same.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Screen in Hattenheim
There are several public screens in towns and cities to watch the World Cup, like the one you see here in Hattenheim just next to the Rhine. During the day, it's a bit hot there since there are not many trees to protect you from sun but in the evenings it's really nice. Unfortunately, tonight we lost our hope that our team might be in the finals. Too bad, but oh well... the Italians did a geat job so - Congratulations!
Monday, July 03, 2006
Book Cart in Hattenheim
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Sektfest in Eltville
This weekend we had the "Sektfest" (sparkling wine/champagne festival) in Eltville. On the right you can see a stand from one of Eltville's large sparkling wine producers. The weather was perfect for the festival - mild warm summer night!
Some details that might be interesting for you:
- In Germany, you're allowed to drink alcohol in public (no paperbag needed).
- The music played until 12:30 am and most of the younger people get to the festivals between 9 and 10 pm. There are also things happening during the day, but the party happens at night.
- To drink alcohol in public, you must be at least 18 years old in Germany or have your parents (or someone responsible) with you.