Mosel Hike
Day 2: Kobern to Treis-Karden

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6/25/02, 11:00, Ausoniusstein, a nice lookout over the Mosel. Stopping here for a lunch of fig newtons and Tang. Got a late start because I couldn't get breakfast till 9:00.

Looking back at Kobern - Ausoniusstein Lookout & Shelter - Oberburg from trail

Panorama from Ausoniusstein
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Trail here through a variety of areas - alongside river, some forest and quite a bit of farmland. Some views typical of Taunus with path between forest and field.

Trail through forest, fields, and creek

6:30, Treis-Karden. Got here around 4:30 and got a room in the Treiser Wirtshaus. Compared to yesterday, super-friendly people asked about the hike and agreed to make me breakfast tommorow at 7:00 (also promised a "fabelhaftes Frühstück"). To get to the hotel, it's just a short walk up the street from where the Mosel boats land. Treis is the larger of the two communities here (linked only recently) with several nice churches and an attractive market square.

I took a wrong turn today somewhere and went to Löf, not on my plan for the day. But I continued along the Mosel to Hatzenport and decided to take a break there and watch the World Cup semi-final, Germany beating South Korea. By the time the game was over, it was 4:00 so I decided to take the train here from Hatzenport (rather than continuing the about 12 km). Only problem with this was having to miss seeing the Burg Eltz, one of the better-known fortresses along the Mosel (located above the town of Müden).

Trail - Löf

Total distance today: 27 km (15 hiking and 12 on the train)

Mosel Hike - Bob Godwin-Jones
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