Will be seeing the castles in thee areas of these little towns. Anyone have any good places that they've stayed and at a reasonable rate. Thank you!~
Shelley, In both cases, it's just as easy to stay in larger centres to visit Burg Eltz and Neuschwanstein (I assume those are the Castles you're planning to see?). If you'd prefer to stay in those particular towns, I believe there are suggested accommodations listed in the Germany Guidebook. For visiting Burg Eltz, you could perhaps stay in Cochem. For visiting Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau, staying in Munich is good or in Füssen (if you'd like to be a bit closer). Were you planning to hike from Moselkern to Burg Eltz? When will this trip be taking place? Happy travels!
Thanks Ken, for your info on both of my posts. Yes, I need to get Rick Steves book again. I had read it a while ago but as i plan more, I think i need to get it again. Since we like smaller towns and the charm they have, we like the quiet... and that's why I'm asking about the smaller towns. I'm hoping to find folks who have stayed around here and can give me recommendations. Trip is planned for Fall of 2013.
Its a shame that you think Fuessen is too big. We found it a very pleasant small town, and enjoyed staying at the Hotel Zum Hecht. We enjoyed hearing the bells from nearby - if you don't like that you might make sure you have a quiet room.
Here is a B&B just 4 blocks from the train station on the way to the trail to Burg Elz. I have not stayed here, but at other B&B's in the Mosel Valley. They were the lowest priced lodging of a 3 week trip. If you are there on a weekend, there is bound to be a wine festival at one of the nearby towns which are a lot of fun. Easy to get to because there is a local train each direction once an hour. http://www.zur-burg-eltz.de/eng_home.html
Bells, Nigel. That sounds wonderful. Bells from where? has anyone stayed at Hohenschwangau? instead of Schwangua
The bells are from the clock on the adjacent castle. Website for the hotel is http://www.hotel-hechten.com/en-index.html
Treis-Karden is a short distance from Moselkern. I stayed here in 2008. The owners speak very good English.
I don't recall anything in Moselkern. You could stay at either Trier or Cochem and easily catch a local train to Moselkern.
Shelley, Just to clarify, there are Hotels in Moselkern. I recall walking by at least a couple on the main street facing the river, but I didn't stay there. If you'd like to stay there, you might check Trip Advisor.
We stayed at the Birkeneck Luxury Apts in Schwangau. We sat on our deck each night and looked right at Neuschwanstein lit up on the hill every night. We could walk to local restaurants and shopping and we literally crossed the road and were at both castles in less than 8 minutes. Schwangau was a great base.
Thanks, Ken and Casie. I knew I'd seen MoselKern hotels when I googled it. But I was hoping to get someones opinions on what they were like. Thanks Casie, that's exactly what I wanted to hear about. I like to be right there and hopefully, be able to beat the bus tourists. :) i love the idea of looking right at Neuschwanstein. I need to figure out how to say that name though... I'm not pronouncing it right I know. lol