Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler
The spa town - Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler - is 32km from Bonn and is tucked away amongst the vineyards of the Ahr valley. It is a town of two parts – the timber-framed houses in the centre of Ahrweiler are surrounded by the medieval town walls, and they in turn are encompassed by the modern spa town.
The medieval town walls boast a moat, gates and towers built in the 13th century and are almost entirely originally preserved. The old town centre is a pedestrianised zone, enabling easy viewing of buildings such as the Wolffsche Haus, a half-timbered house built in 1621 and distinctively notable because of its highly ornamented bay window. The market square of the old town is overlooked by the church of Saint Laurentius (1269) - the first Hall Church in the Rhineland from the early Gothic period.
It looks like a very attractive city. Did you feel that your German was coming back to you...?
I understood more than I thought I would... but not much! I think it would be better over time, so maybe should plan more visits?!
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