Auf Schonberg-Oberwesel am Rhein

In 2005, we traveled with my 10mo son to Europe.  We had a whirlwind vacation and got to do so many different things.  You can read the other posts here: Berlin in Photos, The London Eye, Trier, Germany; Kelty Convertible Backpack; American Cemetery and Memorial; Amsterdam, NetherlandsZermatt, Switzerland and the Matterhorn, Brussels, Belgium, and Stuck in Bed.

We took a long leisurely drive down the Rhine River with our family.  My dad and stepmom told us to pack a bag just in case we went further than we had originally planned and decided to stay the night.  Little did we know what was in store!

We drove up and down the Rhine spotting and visiting many of the castles.  When we reached the Schonberg Castle Hotel, we stopped for hot chocolate and to give my son a break from the car.  We had our hot chocolate and suddenly one of the employees appeared with several keys.  He told my stepmom that the rooms were available to view.  My husband and I thought that she just wanted to take a look at the rooms.  We walked up to a beautiful room, the Tower Room, and when we got inside the employee handed us the keys and told us to enjoy our stay!!

Imagine our surprise!  My dad and stepmom whisked our son away and told us that they would be back in the morning and to enjoy our time.  We had a wonderful time in the hotel.  The many course meal was amazing and the room was absolutely beautiful. 

This is the Schonberg.  See that balcony?  That is our room:

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And this was the beautiful view from our room:

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Be sure to stop by DeliciousBaby to see the other great travel photos!


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    How neat! What a wonderful surprise from your dad and stepmom. So is it haunted? hehe.. I just have to ask.

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    Wow! What a treat to stay in such a gorgeous place with an amazing view.

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    Beautiful views! Wow!

    Thank goodness for grandparents.

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    I MUST stay in a castle one day! What an amazing experience!

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    wow, the castle looks fantastic and the view from your room is amazing. What a great surprise from your dad and stepmom!

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    It looks like an amazing place…and what great grandparents your son has 🙂

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    These are breathtaking. They certainly get the travel juices flowing!

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    I just can’t get over how beautiful that place is… the hotel, the village, the view from the room…. That is a place that i defenetely have to see for myself 🙂


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