Being born in Belgium, a very small and surely humble country in Europe, I get used to the fact that our country is indeed small. One advantage is the proximity of foreign countries that offer lots of different cultures. Last week we spend a short holiday with my family in Germany. When my sister and I were little we used to frequent Germany during the Autumn holiday, especially in the Moselle area. I've got great memories of those holidays and it was great to revisit those areas with our whole family that has been expanded a bit now that we're grown up.
We visited 3 castles (Reichsburg Cochem, Kasselburg, Burg Eltz) and two wild fauna parks with lots of animals and a falconry.
The castles were a great treat to the two small children of my sister (2 girls aged almost 3 and 5.5). They're fond of everything princess-like and especially the 5-year old's imagination was going wild when visiting the decorated rooms of Burg Eltz and Reisburch Cochem, two castles that remained fairly intact.
I think I shot about 650 photos in 5 days, way too many, but it was so beautiful there. So I tried to do a very narrow selection :)
Stay tuned for more posts about our holiday in Germany, especially about the wild fauna parks, the planes in Hermeskeil and our visit to Trier.