Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Schönberg Castle

This castle overlooked the Medieval village of Oberwessel, Germany and the Rhine river. We actually got to stay the night in it! Staying in a castle happened to be on my bucket list, so "check!" This castle dates back to 911. The Schönburg was one of the very few castles in which after a dukes death, all of the sons became heirs to the castle and not only the oldest one which usually was the rule. Therefore it happened that at the height of its power in the 14th century the Schönburg accommodated up to 250 persons of 24 different families at the same time. Now it is a lovely hotel. We enjoyed our night's stay and the yummy breakfast in the morning. We particularly love the beds where J & G slept, tucked in the cabinets! When we got there, they showed us to our rooms and gave us a scroll with the castle's history and a set of skeleton keys attached to a knight in armor. All the details were so fun.

1 comment:

Aunt Spicy said...

So super cool! I love all your adventures and can't wait to get back...though I was at Joann's today, do you need anything?