Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Beilstein And Poltesdorf.

We haven't moved since arriving here at Poltesdorf on Wednesday. The location of our pitch here at the side of the River Mosel is stunning, with much interest. The weather is fine, sometimes hot sunshine. We sit outside watching the world go by which includes large river cruise ships as well as very large commercial barges and this beautiful view. We are located just a mile from the nearest lock.

Yesterday we took the small ferry which is located right next to us, to visit the picturesque village of Beilstein just across the river. I suspect in Winter, with a covering of snow, a photograph of this has appeared on many a Christmas card. The ferry runs on a small diesel engined drive and is attached by pulleys to a cable that spans the river which are attached to winches fore and aft and used as steering. It is capable of carrying two cars and around 30 foot passengers. The cost as a foot passenger was €1.50 each way.

Also across the river is a pontoon dock for the river cruisers and from time to time we watch as passengers disembark to spend their hard earned in the many quaint cafes and bars of Beilstein as well as visit the castle above, which is said to have been built in 1120. Below are the vineyards that supply the basic ingredient for the famous Mosel wine. These are located all along the valley sides.

Whilst we are here we also intend to cross by ferry once again to take the 50 minute river cruise to the town of Cochem. (Click the Cochem link on the left). This is available several times a day at €16 each return.

We have no plans at the moment and are just taking each day as it comes. Today we are awaiting the arrival of German friends who we got to know well while staying at Camping Cabo de Gata in Spain, to visit us for the weekend in their demountable truck. We have reserved their pitch right next door to ours. Being such a small world we also met an English motorhome couple also from Cabo de Gata, here in Aldi yesterday!


  1. What a fabulous place, and such lovely buildings!!

    1. It is Jenny. I used the word stunning. Idyllic is possibly another word I could have used. We are being lucky with the weather, and this place has everything we currently need with two quaint villages right in the middle of wine growing country to explore too.


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