I first read about Burg Arras from Paul's blog (where else) and decided that I shall treat myself to a night's stay in a castle. It doesn't matter that I was going to be there by myself. It was actually one of the first accommodation I booked. I decided on Burg Arras, the only castle in the Mosel that houses a hotel, restaurant and museum.
I don't remember coming across their official website when I was making plans for my trip, so I made my reservation via booking.com and I was requested to provide an approximate arrival time. German bahn website is excellent, I was able to let them know which train I intended to take and approximate arrival time. Roman from Burg Arras replied that he will pick me up from Alf train station. I was surprised but definitely glad to take up the offer.
As I got off the train, Roman saw me and introduced himself. I think it wasn't difficult to identify me as I suspect there weren't many Asians travelling in the Mosel region. I actually did not bump into another Asian, aside from myself.
It was a lovely day when I was in Burg Arras. Upon arriving at the castle, there were some people relaxing and having a drink at the front of the castle. I only had a night there so I decided to wander a bit despite my sleepiness.
|I was in the room named Albero, it was the first room on the left on this corridor|
As it is also a museum, there are exhibits on the ground floor and a door leading to the top.
|To the top!|
It's the perfect place to just sit and enjoy the view (while nibbling and eating would be even better). If I could help it, I would've slot this nearer to the end of my holidays, ideal as a holiday in a holiday but it was as amazing to kick start my stay in Germany.
I was told that dinner is served a little earlier as they have limited staff working in the kitchen. I would've love to sit down for a dinner but all I could think of was to sleep off the fever. I had the best sleep at Burg Aras and woke up with no fever, chills, cough or runny nose. It was almost like a magic castle, really. Haha.
Anyway, here are a couple of photos of a short random walk around the castle.
|Spot the insect...|
After checked out, Roman dropped me off to the train station. It was an excellent first night in Germany. :)
Side note: Got to stop nibbling the whole day, every day...