Sunday, June 17, 2007


Last Thursday, the International Scholar Services office at the University (yeah, I didn't really know they had one either) organized an excursion to Ahrweiler. Ahrweiler is the old half of a town south of Bonn, 10 km from the Rhine (Rhein). The other half is called Bad Neuenahr, where there are mineral water springs and where Apollinaris water is bottled. Here are a few pictures of Ahrweiler and town wall.

Just a little outside the town walls is the ruins of a Roman villa built in the 2nd or 3rd century. They built a building over it!

The villa had an extensive set of baths, with water running through this canal:

Afterwards, we went to Mayschloss, a winegrower cooperative. Here they make both white and red wines, growing the vines along the steep valley slopes:

And, of course, there was a wine tasting.

All in all, a pretty good way to spend a Thursday afternoon.

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