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Week 108: 60 Years Weinbergschlösschen

We accompany the hotel Weinbergschlösschen now already for several years. So we were very happy to hear that we could also document a big anniversary: 60 years Hotel Weinbergschlösschen. As we arrived one day earlier we were able to see a lot of the preparations for the festivity. When seeing it all from an outsider’s view you do wonder how in the end all the strings come together and there is a great event.   How nice, when you can delight someone with your work. And the anniversary celebration did exactly that. It was kind of an enlargement of the kitchen party that we also have experienced once – only this time it was much bigger. More stations, fireworks, a raffle and a five tier cake. What else do you need? But the Lambrich brothers will surely make up something new next time. We hopefully will be part of it

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60 Years Hotel Weinbergschlösschen

Nowadays it is hard to survive for family run hotels. Therefore it is very nice for a change to be able to watch a small hotel to not only survive a couple of generations but to also grow and develop. Unfortunately it is more common to loose the connection to modern times. The hotel Weinbergschlösschen is a praiseworthy exception. The younger generation took over a couple of years ago and changed some things immediately. Amongst them also the name. ‚Bergschlösschen‘ became ‚Weinbergschlösschen‘. That was the beginning of a number of smaller and bigger changes: First the rooms were renovated in a very skillful way. Skillful means that the rooms are presented individually and fondly designed. If nothing else because of the self sketched and designed furnitures that even include clever details for the guests. Here you will find a plug at each bedside. Unfortunately this is still not common today

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Week 72: Kitchenparty at Weinbergschlösschen

Once again we have been at the Hotel Weinbergschlösschen in Oberheimbach at the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. There have been some alterations at the hotel like some additional rooms and a lift. And it was time for a kitchen party again. But one thing after the other. It took us only a couple of hours to get there from Wolfenbüttel so we had time to enjoy the vineyards in autumn and have a walk in the golden sunshine. The next days have been busy with taking hotel photos including the  corresponding and nerve-racking preparations. Four different kind of rooms, two function rooms and the nice terrace have been restaged. And then there was the famous kitchen party … Here you can find the whole story of the kitchenpary with more photos. And the story on Twitter (German). Additionally we have ordered our new waltzing vehicle with pounding hearts. Supposed

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Kitchenparty at the Weinbergschlösschen

Kitchen party? Of course. You know this from private birthday parties, when in the end everybody meets in the kitchen. Because it is so cozy. Exactly. With the kitchen party at the Hotel Weinbergschlössschen in Oberheimbach it works likewise. The only difference is that is takes not only place in the kitchen and that it is quite some work. But the guest can get very close.   It starts at six o’clock. The tables get filled up. The stations are prepared. The wine-growers have cooled their wine or opened it. The receptonists are waiting. The music is playing. Everything is well prepared in the kitchen. The service team is in standby position. Without any ceremony it starts. You stroll through the different conference rooms and function rooms, through the restaurant and the lobby. And the kitchen – of course. Everywhere there are stations, where somebody cooks or prepares a dish.

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Fast Cooking: Mango-Nuts-Prawn-Salad

Another quick dish from Chef Marc Lambrich. Let’s go. We need prawns. and a mango. Pelle the mango and cut off the pulp. Cut the pulp into small pieces and put them into a bowl. Cut the green from spring onions into small rings and put them also into the bowl. Roast hazelnuts. Cut the prawns in half. Chop the hazelnuts and put them also into the bowl. Mix well. Roast the prawns shortly and decorate them on the salad. Ready! Enjoy! You can use peanuts or other nuts instead. All photos © Waltzing Meurers

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Fast cooking: Tomatoe-Bacon-Roll

Chef Marc Lambrich from Hotel Weinbergschlößchen told us a recipe. In case you do not have much time for cooking or in the holiday flat you do not have many ingredients or much equipment, there are some dishes that do not need much effort but taste very good. Let’s get started. Roll out carefully the puff paste onto a drying up towel. put some melted butter or oil on it put slices of bacon on it add some tomatoe sauce rasp Parmesan cheese on it wrap the edge of the dough carefully and roll the dough using the drying up towel add some more melted butter and cut into small slices. Put the slices on a baking tray and bake it. Ready! Enjoy! Vegetariens can leave out the bacon or add other ingredients. All photos © Waltzing Meurers

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Week 57: At the BurgStadtHotel

Week 57 we spent at the BurgStadtHotel in Kastellaun. A quite unusual hotel. Which hotel do you know that has a camping ground attached to it and also a flight simulator. But one thing after the other… After our arrival we had a short trip to Kastellaun and walked to the old town with the castle. And we have been to the lavender labyrinth. Of course we did some photo sessions at the camping ground. A real photo shoot with models and props. Even camper models… And we had a photoshooting at the travel agency Faber, which was great fun. https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/753204937090293760 https://twitter.com/DieMeurers/status/753210344882003968 We walked the kyrill hiking path which demonstrates the power of a storm but also shows how nature fights its way back. In the eventing we could enjoy some very colorful sunsets. One evening we went out with an old-timer Fort Model A and visited some nice places.

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Camping at the castle town Kastellaun

Those who know us, also know that we are no camping enthusiasts. But at the campground at the BurgStadtHotel even we would like to spend some days. The facilities are directly behind the hotel and the ground is layed out terraced. Each terrace has a streetname and from the upper places you have a nice view even to the castle, if not one of the many trees is in you way. Among the trees there are several fruit trees. It feels like being in your own garden. The pitches are generous so that you have enough space between you and your neighbor. Each lot has water and electricity connection and the ground is covered with crushed rocks, so that you cannot get stuck. Right beside the sanitary facilities there is a waste disposal station. Washing machine and dryer are also available. If you like you can rent your own bathroom.

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Week 56: Rhinehesse

From the Eifel we went to the beautiful Rhinehesse. After the Eifel with its many varieties, landscapes and attractions Rhinehesse was completely different and quite calm. Here nothing is dramatic. There is a lot of landscape and view. Over grain fields and vine. In-between some wind turbines and some nice little villages. That’s it. If you want more you can go to Mainz, Worms or Bingen. But in the countryside there are only the small nice fine hidden and reserved things. If you open you eyes you will discover many thing and find the right thing for you. We explored many villages and have seen interesting things. For example we now know what a trullo is. We have never heard of it before. We ate ‚Spundekäs‘ – a cheese and we did not dare to drive through a brooke where no bridge exists… We are still struggling with the German and

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Discover Rhinehesse

We spent one week in Rhinehesse and one thing is for sure: here it is ALL about wine. You cannot get away from it. You will spot wine everywhere. Doesn’t matter whether you drive through the beautiful landscape and you spot vine right beside a cereals field or you enter a village and the vine entwines along and above the street or at the huge gates is a sign saying „bottles of wine“. It is all about wine. The villages consist of only one street with one row of houses. Towards the street they are shielded by a huge gate. Once in a while you get a glimpse into the patio. Otherwise you wish you had a long stick with a camera attached so that you could look over the wall. If the gates are open you will mostly see cosy and nicely decorated places. Inbetween there are wine shops

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