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N 174 B 2.1K C 2 E May 8, 2019 F Dec 13, 2019
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Another shot of the Steeger Tor this time from the castle side of the gate, one can imagine this being supported by large city walls and guards manning the towers for inspection of incoming goods and people.

To the right of this view a small picturesque stream runs down from the hillside eventually finding its way into the Rhein. Also notice that the coble stones stop at the city gates usually in these small villages a good way for you to note where the Aldtstadt begins and ends.

With the rain that I had as a traveling companion touring Bacharach it was very hard to get anything but street shots without including the low fog and rainy haze that accompanies this type of spring weather on the Mittle Rhein.

The Im Malerwinkel is also pictured here, a lovely small authentic hotel with lovely gardens and walks along the stream I mentioned above it is also far enough from town center that if you were here during high season it would offer some respite from the touristic hordes.

Disclaimer: Not trying to be realistic in my editing there is enough realism in the world, my style is a mix of painterly and romanticism as well as a work in progress.

I took this with my D750 and Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 G2 Lens processed in LR, PS and DXO Nik

Tags:   Bacharach Germany Deutschland

N 172 B 1.5K C 5 E May 8, 2019 F Dec 13, 2019
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The Holztor (“Wooden Gate”) more commonly called Steeger Tor, picture here was an original town gate and has seen continuous use as a main artery into the lower town from the highlands and as a side route from the castle.

The city plays host to millions of tourist during the year and can be quite like a Rhine village version of Euro Disney sometimes but if you plan it right seasonally or spend the night you will really get a feel for the beauty and charm of this small village.

The locals are quite friendly and the cost of a meal or libation is very reasonable given the high level of tourist traffic, most everyone is engaged in servicing visitors or the production of wine to service visiting guests and connoisseurs further abroad alike.

Starting here at this tower you can do the city wall walk tracing the path of the original medieval fortifications and you can still walk the covered portion of the Rhine facing walls that run beside the railway tracks.

Disclaimer: Not trying to be realistic in my editing there is enough realism in the world, my style is a mix of painterly and romanticism as well as a work in progress.

I took this with my D750 and Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 G2 Lens processed in LR, PS and DXO Nik

Tags:   Bacharach Germany Deutschland

N 164 B 2.5K C 1 E May 8, 2019 F Dec 12, 2019
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Bacharach is a town in the Mittelrhein wine region of Germany. It lies on the Rhine river 8 miles (12.5km) downstream from Bingen and 22 miles (35km) south of Koblenz. The town was historically important to the local wine trade as a transfer point. Wine barrels were offloaded from smaller ships that could pass the reef upstream at Bingen, and loaded onto bigger ones to continue their journey north.

Tags:   Bacharach Germany Deutschland

N 212 B 1.8K C 5 E May 8, 2019 F Dec 11, 2019
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Bacharach is very small with only 2000 permanent residents it barely qualifies as a village let alone a town but still there seems to something special to discover around every corner and down every alley.

The main street is only a couple of kilometers long and has conveniently located 90% of the shopping along this picturesque stroll.

The highway runs parallel to the town front and its intact city walls following along the Rhine, there is also a ferry stop for the KD Rhine cruise central to the town and allows those interested to disembark and enjoy a walkabout before boarding the next ferry to travel further down or up river.

Picture on the left is Bistro Rene’s where I got out of the rain and enjoyed a great snack and several glasses of recommended Riesling before exploring the town further.

Disclaimer: Not trying to be realistic in my editing there is enough realism in the world, my style is a mix of painterly and romanticism as well as a work in progress.

I took this with my D750 and Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 G2 Lens processed in LR, PS and DXO Nik

Tags:   Bacharach Germany Deutschland

N 212 B 2.0K C 3 E May 8, 2019 F Dec 10, 2019
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The area was settled by the Celts and originally named Baccaracus after the god of wine Bacchus and it has been known for its great wine since its beginnings.

Bacharach came into prominence in the 12th century as a transfer point for smaller wine carrying ships to transfer cargo to larger ones as the big ships couldn’t easily get by the reef on the river near Bingen.

The town was vital to the transport of wine and the wine casks were even renamed to Bacharacher after transfer occurred, given its important role in the wine trade it achieved city rights in 1356.

After wandering the lovely idyllic streets of the town, the Weingut Toni Just is a perfect place to enjoy the best wines of the region and they can set you up with a wine tasting sampler very quickly.

Disclaimer: Not trying to be realistic in my editing there is enough realism in the world, my style is a mix of painterly and romanticism as well as a work in progress.

I took this with my D750 and Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 G2 Lens processed in LR, PS and DXO Nik

Tags:   Bacharach Germany Deutschland


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