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New Year in Germany

Around early December time, over the last few years, Lyn and I have coached down to Germany for the Christmas markets. Cologne, Nuremberg, Trier all compete with one another for the best and most varied. This year we decided to try something a bit different and went down to the same area but for New Year. We stayed at a little hotel in the village of Nehren, just along the Mosselle river from the picturesque town of Cochem. The night we arrived there was snow on the ground, the Rhine castles were floodlit and the wheat beer and schnapps flowed. The hotel was very small but had a big heart and an exceptional chef! At midnight on New Years Eve, following an excellent meal, champagne was served along with a great fireworks display. Actually we had two 'new years' because of the one hour time difference (any excuse for a party!). New years day started 'a bit late', can't think why! but ended up with a cruise on the Rhine and a visit to an amazing mechanical toy and music museum. If you have ever considered an alternative way to spend a no hassle New Year I can definitely recommend you try Germany. (The company we went with was Travelsphere who have a pick-up in Kingston-upon-Thames).

Mike (Plum schnapps is best) Baker