8 June 2017

Joint holiday to Moselle region 2017

The joint coach holiday to Trier and the Moselle valley took place between 9th and 12th June and was enjoyed by 34 Circle members and other friends (12 from Tonbridge, 22 from Heusenstamm). After a 'get together party' including the Bürgermeister, Herr Halil Öztas, and other Heusenstammers who were not going on the trip, the party set off on 9th June for Worms, a city for ever associated with Martin Luther and the Reformation which began exactly 500 years ago, and noted for its Jewish synagogue and cemetery. The coach continued through a spectacular thunderstorm to Trier, our base for the next three nights. One of the oldest cities in Germany and settled by the Romans, it has much to offer, and the group visited the main places of interest, such as the Porta Nigra, the Dom, Basilica and Liebfrauenkirche. A welcome relief from the 32 degree heat was a boat trip on the Moselle and a wine tasting. The return journey to Frankfurt airport on 12th June took in Koblenz with a wonderful view over the Moselle and Rhine rivers from the Burg Ehrenbreitstein. Our German friends had, once again, laid on a perfectly organised holiday - including three birthday celebrations - for our mutual pleasure. It is our turn next in 2020!

The photo is of Trier Cathedral, the oldest in the country (source Trier Tourist Services).

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