Quite some time ago, I signed up for Piri Piri Lexicon‘s blog series, Show Me Your Neighborhood. And I completely forgot it was my turn! Oops! Luckily, Annabelle was kind enough to let me share mine anyway, albeit a little late.
Many of you know I live in a small village about 15 minutes outside of Trier, Germany. I am lucky enough to have mostly all I need within walking distance. We have a church, kindergarten, primary school, 3 playgrounds, cafe’s, wine probes, restaurants, butcher, a little market and even The Mosel River. I couldn’t ask to live in a more beautiful, picturesque place. I hope you enjoy this mini “tour” of my home.
On May 22, 2013, we made this our new home, here in Germany.
This is our little market that I can also walk to in less than 5 minutes. The inside is very similar to an Aldi if you’ve ever been to one of those. That add-on building with the yellow on the right is the bakery where you can buy fresh bread, pastries and cake.
Our village butcher located directly across the street from the market (Norma).
The kindergarten where our son starts in just 2 months!
The little kids playground for under 7 years of age and my little boy. He was only around 15 months old here.
Playground down by the river for all ages and it’s brand new! Although you can’t see much, I had to share for obvious reasons. It has a soft mulch base, with rope climbing and plenty of room for lots of kids. Our little monkey is 21 months old here!
The Mosel River - a 5 minute walk from my house.
St. Laurentius Church - this view is from the back long the river where the vineyards are.
Alte Burg Restaurant - former castle turned restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, medieval dinner program and traditional Kaffe & Kuchen (coffee and cake) time.
This is our house in which two other families live inside. It’s basically 3 separate apartments with shared use of the storage and basement and laundry areas.
Typical street in the village and my lovely husband.
We are right next to the Autobahn and here is a picture of it crossing over The Mosel River.
Vineyard road we drove to take those overview shots.
We don’t have a train station right here in our village, but this one is only about a 5-8 minute drive away.
Tourist and Information Center - in historic times, the date the building was constructed was written on the outside. Here, you can see this was built in 1845 when it was used as a school house.
Several of these little wineries are along the river. They also serve as restaurants and hotels.
I thought I’d end with this gorgeous picture I took from my kitchen window just a few weeks ago. You can see the hills of vineyards in the background, along with the church and the rooftops of other houses in my village. I hope you enjoyed this trip through my beautiful new home!