Last week we wrote our blog for everyone who is looking for inspiration for a adventure trip to Germany† But we also understand that adventure travel is not for everyone. So do you want a relaxing weekend in Germany, where you would rather sit on the terrace than walk over a suspension bridge or hike through the vineyards? Then read on.
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Relaxing weekend Germany: Cologne
You will find the cool city of Cologne about 2,5 hours drive from Utrecht. After we get our exchanged backpacks for a motorhome Cologne was therefore the first stop of our roadtrip† Many people will probably know the famous image of the impressive Cologne Cathedral. This is the largest cathedral in Germany and that comes in handy right away: not to be missed.
You can wander around here or enjoy the city life in Cologne on the grand stairs in front of the Dom. A little too relaxed? You can also climb the towers for an unforgettable view. A relaxing weekend in Germany is of course not complete without a visit to a terrace. The next stop for your weekend is less than a 10-minute walk from the Dom, along the Rhein: the Fischmarkt. In our opinion the most atmospheric square in Cologne where you can stroll from terrace to terrace. And to keep it completely relaxed: take the electric scooter!
The whole of Cologne is full of electric scooters that will transport you throughout the city in no time. You can easily sign up via one of the apps, where you pay about €1,00 in start-up costs with most providers. Then you pay for every minute you use it. Do you like it? Then you can also look at the possibilities of purchasing a weekend pass.
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From Cologne to the Moselle region
After the hustle and bustle of the big city, it's time to continue your relaxing weekend in Germany. From Cologne you drive in less than 1,5 hours to Koblenz, the first stop for a beautiful route along the Moselle, which ends in Trier. This part of the Moselle is known for its many bends and is also known as the Moselle Valley, Moselle Region, Moselle Region or Moselle Valley. The entire route from Koblenz to Trier is characterized by idyllic villages, not to mention great vineyards (and therefore also tastings!)
The best known and therefore also the most touristic places that you will encounter along the way are Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues. These villages are very nice to walk through, but in our opinion too touristy and therefore much, much too busy in high season. If you want to enjoy the many surprising wines and beautiful views in this secretly underrated area, we recommend that you continue to Leiwen. Here you will find Weingut Alexander Loersch, where you can enjoy the many local wines with the most beautiful view imaginable.
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We conclude this trip in Trier, also known as the capital of the Moselle valley. From here you drive back to Utrecht in about 4 hours. Do you have time left? Then do your research. In Trier you can wander through the historic center, admire the Roman Amphitheater or simply do more wine tastings. Enough input to immediately plan your next weekend away after this relaxing weekend in Germany.
Tip: On the Interhome's website you will find nice holiday homes in Germany.
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