21 August to 31 August 2004

Day 5
Wednesday 25

Today we leave the Hotel Panorama at 09.00 hours and drive along the Mosel for approximately 8 miles when we then climb up onto the Hunsrück Hohen-strasse (high road) to reach the Rhine on the other side of the Hunsrück.

We shall cross the Rhine just before Koblenz and then pick up the road running along the Lahn Valley which we will follow for about 26 miles before climbing up into the hills.

We now pick up the Autobahn A3 and follow this for about 12 miles going onto a fast B road for a further 10 or so miles then onto smaller roads to our lunch stop at the old town of Braunfels with its 750 year old castle - here we shall probably meet up with Dieter and Rosi.

We have a pre booked guided tour, costing €4.00 per person, which last about 50 minutes and then after that we can have lunch in the old town where a table has been pre-booked at the Turm Restaurant

Our afternoon will probably be a fast drive to the Bad Hersfeld area then a more scenic route to our hotel for the evening - Dieter is working on this section for us:-)