Saturday, October 7, 2017

Western Europe: Mosel, Rhine, Black Forest, Alsace and Switzerland in 24 days

Here's the recap of travel, or rather it serve as an index page for easier tracking.

Breakdown of travel days and links to accommodations.

Belgium: Antwerp
Day 1: Lazing my day away in Antwerp before ending the night in Gent

Belgium: Gent
Day 2: Walkabout Gent before attending K&M's wedding
Day 3: Slept my day away but woke up for lunch and dinner... food is important.

Luxembourg / Germany
Day 4: A walk in the Grund and spending the night in a castle on Mosel.

Germany: Mosel
Day 5: First day in Cochem and a day trip to Beilstein
Day 6: Cabbing to Burg Eltz and hiking back
Day 7: The story book like Bernkastel-Kues and ended with Traben-Trarbach

Germany: Rhine
Day 8: On a Rhine River cruise from Boppard to Bacharach
Day 9: Day trip to St Goar, Oberwesel and Koblenz

Germany: Heidelberg
Day 10: A 'stopover' at Heidelberg

Germany: Black Forest
Day 11: First stop in Black Forest - Gutach
Day 12: Charming towns in Black Forest - Alpirsbach, Schiltach and Triberg
Day 13: Another amazing town in Black Forest - Gengenbach
Day 14: Unfruitful commute to Baden-Baden and Germany's sunniest city, Freiburg
Day 15: The two lakes around Black Forest - Titisee and Schluchsee

France: Alsace
Day 16: Enjoying the beautiful Colmar
Day 17: Riquewihr, Hunawihr and Ribeauvillé on the Route des Vins d'Alsace
Day 18: Strasbourg on a Sunday

Day 19: Luzern in a day
Day 20: Classic Rigi Round Trip and travelling to Gimmelwald
Day 21: Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe
Day 22: Gimmelwald, Mürren and Lauterbrunnen plus Zermatt
[Note: Gimmelwald, Mürren and Lauterbrunnen were done across day 20 to day 22]
Day 23: Last day in Zürich plus Rheinfall

Side note: Hey Europe, thank you for being awesome. May we meet again soon. :)


  1. Low countries, Mosel, Rhine, Alsace, Switzerland ... so which region did you enjoy the most?

    1. ah... such a hard question to answer as I really like what each places offered. If I really, really, really have to pick one, it would probably be Black Forest. ;)