To Burg Schwartzenstein

I wanted to visit Kloster Eberbach, a former monastery near Frankfurt. But getting there was pretty difficult without a car.

Our son and daughter-in-law organized a visit by booking us at a nearby hotel for two nights in order for us to have a full day to visit the monastery.

We left Frankfurt late in the morning with a car service.

Innside Frankfurt Ostend Hotel Melia

The main highway was unremarkable, a lot like a highway in Canada.

After about 40 minutes we got next to the Rhine River.

Then we drove up into the vineyards. On top of a hill is a castle ruin which forms part of the hotel, Burg Schwartzenstein.

The interior of the hotel is modern and our room has a roomy balcony.

Bathtub with a view

We had lunch in their more casual restaurant, Mullers, although, as it was Easter Sunday, a lot of people were dressed up.

Egg Benedict with truffled cauliflower
German Ahr area red wine
Veal curry wurst
Wagyu burger on a gougeres bun

We strolled down hill to the village of Johanisberg where the winery Schloss Johanisberg is located.

Entryway to Schloss Johanisberg

Our son and daughter-in-law had bought us a wine tasting tour. Unfortunately the tour was in German but going into the underground cellars was interesting and we could taste the wine even though we didn’t understand the description. The winery claims to have the best Riesling wines in the world.

For dinner, we took a taxi to the village of Eltville where Restaurant Jean was located.

Duck amuse bouche
Chicken soufflé

The restaurant was picked by our daughter-in-law. It was an excellent choice.

After so much food and wine, we returned to our hotel to digest and have a good long sleep.

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