Walking the Perlenbachtal – Monschau

From the car park on the edge of town, with the Roer river racing by beside us, the only way was up. Monschau is a mediaeval German town close to the Belgian border, famous for its mustard, its half-timbered houses and for being a centre of the cloth industry back in the day. We wanted… Continue reading Walking the Perlenbachtal – Monschau

Blanq – Beer from the source of the Ahr

From the pool at the bottom of the old town of Blankenheim, we had set out on a walk that would take us the long way round, through the woods and down the back of gardens, passing the school, the remains of a Roman villa, and the youth hostel in the castle on the hill,… Continue reading Blanq – Beer from the source of the Ahr