Sunday, September 9, 2007

die Saarschleife!

The Saarschleife (Saarschleife is best translated as a loop or a kink in the Saar River) is the most famous place in Saarland. If you are standing up on the cliff you can see how the river flows in two directions in this one spot. The picture to the right is from the internet, we were down alongside the river.

I biked here with Johannes yesterday (65 km west of Saarbrücken). We took the train back home, as we decided 130 km would be a bit much. :) We biked along the inner part, maybe you can see that there is a path along the outer side. Where we live in the Saarland it is very developed and industrial, and to be honest I didn't think we had such beautiful forests. But we rode through some really really gorgeous countryside, you just have to get out of the city. The valley became much more defined and the hills alongside the river much steeper.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pictures. Any fish? Keep up the writing and picture taking. I'm enjoying this.