A Visit to Schloss Broich

20160507_103735These photos are actually from my Mother’s Day weekend. It’s late, I know, but I was writing a novel! Yes, the keyword in that sentence is ‘was’. More on that soon. 😀

With the amazing spring weather, we’ve been sightseeing a lot lately. There are some pretty awesome sights to see right in our back yard, a fact we didn’t know until recently. You can’t blame us for sticking to indoor activities in our first European winter!

But anyway, sightseeing is how we came across Schloss Broich. It’s like 4 km from our apartment and is adjacent to one of the most beautiful garden parks we’ve been to so far.

Inside the Schloss itself is a mini museum with some treasures from the area in olden days. In fact, as far as we understand, they’re still excavating antiquities on the site, while restoring the tower.

You know how I feel about castles by now, otherwise you must be new here. Welcome! As always when faced with a castle, I was pretty giddy with excitement. Add to it the fact that there’s a museum inside, FREE OF CHARGE, with chainmail and all the old weaponry you can think of, and all my weaknesses were exploited. 🙂

After a tour of the museum, we strolled through the park and Kayla chased pigeons near the Ruhr.

To end off a fun day, we treated ourself to waffles at Wonder Waffel. That was YUM! You can build your own waffle, choosing from a variety of decadent ingredients and they serve it with your name written on the plate. Pretty cool!

I’ll stop waffling now and share the photos.

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If you’re ever in the area, this is really a worthwhile trip. Make no mistake, Germany is a beautiful place. Also, waffles. With your name on the plate. Say it with me now, waaa-feeels. 🙂

Have a good one, folks!

Yolandie

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