The Rheingau

April 8, 2013

After a week in Munich, visiting Dachau and traipsing around in the snow to visit museums, we headed north to the area around Frankfurt. Most of H’s family live in the Rheingau area of Germany. I like to think of it as the Napa Valley or Eastern Washington of Germany. It’s covered in vineyards and churches and castles. Gorgeous tiny towns nestled up against the Rhine river. Visits to the Rheingau can get a little crazy, since we try to fit in all the family time we can. It means we eat a lot, visiting all the aunts and uncles and cousins we can. No family visit is complete without food. On this trip, we had visited Geisenheim, Mittelheim, Oestrich, Winkel, and Mainz. We traipsed through the vineyards and visited churches. I learned to make H’s favorite cake – Donauwelle – and ate more of it than I care to admit.

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More of Germany to come.

Catch up on all our adventures in Germany:
Berlin: Part One, Part Two, & Part Three
Bonn & Cologne

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