We Saw Germany's Oldest City - TRIER! And Reichsburg Cochem Castle | Part 2

We Saw Germany's Oldest City - TRIER! And Reichsburg Cochem Castle | Part 2

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i love it you love it it's pretty the castle  is pretty good isn't it it's over there oh hey everybody hello welcome  back to our channel i'm sara   hey and i'm kevin and we are an american  family who moved from the usa to germany in   february of 2021 and we're sharing all of our  adventures with you we have four kids and a cat   one of the things i think is so cool about the  moeselle is the mosel river is is how you can see   so many different castles all along the way and  i remember being impressed with that the first   time we came 14 years ago yeah and so there's just  you know castle ruins or castles on almost every   hilltop and it's really cool that you know all  the lords or whoever was ruling all the little   kingdoms in the area that made up germany at the  time and how they were all you know had their   trade going up and down the river just how an  important strategic area this was in those times   yeah so i really love the rich history in  this part of germany and it's always been   when we lived in france this was a very close part  for us to visit so it's one of our favorite parts   i guess of germany we have a lot of memories here  and it's when we started to really fall in love   with germany was this area and so yeah and i've  i've been reading up a lot lately about you know   the importance of you know the moselle where the  moselle with all the wine here and then where and   then then in koblenz where it comes together with  a rhine and how you know the rhine is really you   know separates you know the eastern side from  the western side and the roman you know how the   romans really never advanced over the rhine and  there's just so much history in this area ancient   history you know and the rhine you know starts in  the alps and goes all the way out to uh goes out   to the atlantic in uh you know and in the at the  netherlands and just how important you know the   going up and down the rhine and be able  to resupply the roman troops and you know   that's a big reason why the romans never went  past it because it was an easy way for them   to be able to resupply and it's just so cool  how the geography of the area has influenced   the direction of the civilization in here and  and how you know where the cities grow up and   and all of their traditions are so linked to the  geography and it's just really neat and when we   lived in france of course france is so well known  for its wine but it was until we came to this area   of germany 14 years ago that we that i learned  how good german wine was and i didn't know that   this region is full of vineyards you know whether  you're in the u.s or any other parts of europe you   know german wine is can be very good as well and  um even at home in in bayern in bavaria i try to   really make sure to buy german wine and it almost  always comes from this area of germany this and   franconia right so it's really cool if you didn't  know that about germany they do have excellent   wine as well as beer and i think we need to get  some of those uh german wine glasses they're they   come from the roman times those green ones i  don't know if you've seen them there's a green   a very typical i didn't know about green uh wine  goblet that you have in germany and oh dates drop   us some links below guys yeah it's really cool  i want to buy some i didn't even know about that   well good morning everybody yesterday we saw burg  eltz as you just saw today we were gonna go to   trier but kevin is not feeling well and neither  is one of our kids there is a cold going around   our family and and it has hit kevin the hardest  he doesn't feel well so we don't really have the   energy to go to trier today so we're going  to try to head down to Cochem Cochem castle   and perhaps see the castle it's a bit of  a walk to get up to it and when you're   not feeling well it's a hard walk so the kids  are needing play time after vacation last week   and now vacation again this week they're a  bit vacationed out and they just want to play   and have fun so uh anyways another life example  life lesson of uh learning to go with the flow   and you know you can't control kids you can't i  mean you can but you may have a lot of finding   and complaining and we want our kids to  enjoy our vacations we want them to enjoy   you know have good memories of having seen Burg  Eltz and Cochem and the Moselle and all the   history that is here in this area we want them  to have good memories of this so we don't like   to push our kids really hard we like for them  to enjoy it and which means we have to find   spielplatz we have to find playgrounds we have  to make it fun for them as well like get them ice   cream and things like that so we're gonna try to  make this day as much fun as we can for the kids   and hopefully won't wear kevin out too much um  yeah anyway we're really liking our airbnb we've   got like four bedrooms to ourselves this  whole floor is ours and that's really nice   um the couple is a lovely couple they make  really tasty uh breakfasts and we've been   eating at their restaurant outside and their  beautiful garden so it's been a really nice   stay here and we have lots of space so that's  really nice but yeah our family is vacationed out   doing two vacations back to back we're probably  not going to do that again it's been it's been   too much for the kids and even for me and kevin  as well we're tired so all right let's see what   we can see of cochin castle today not making any  promises we may not be able to go inside but we   couldn't film it anyway if we could go inside but  yeah let's see if we can make it to the castle {MUSIC} so while you're looking at some  beautiful images of reichsburg   cochem castle i thought i would share a little  bit of the history of the castle with you and   this is taken from german-way.com the castle  we see today towering above the scenic town of   cochem on the moselle river is not the castle  that originally stood there in the 12th century   that castle had a long and colorful  history until french king louis xiv   had his troops obliterated in 1689 the castle  remained a colorful stone ruin for 180 years until   wealthy berlin businessman louis ravené decided  to buy the ruins and rebuild the castle in 1868.   he was not interested in restoring it to its  original romanesque style and condition he had   his architects create a neo-gothic castle that  could serve as a summer residence for his family   which by the way could you imagine having this  as your summer home oh the lifestyles of the rich   and famous so the original cochem castle perched  prominently on a hill 300 feet above the moselle   river served to collect tolls from passing ships  modern research dates its origins to around eleven   hundred before its destruction by the french in  1689 which was a fate shared by many other castles   and towns in the palatinate the castle had a long  and fascinating history it changed hands numerous   times and like most castles also changed its form  over the centuries if you'd like to learn more   about the history of this castle i will link  to this website in the description box below it was built around the year 1000 in  1151 and became the imperial castle griffin where are we at cochem  castle cochem castle was built   under around the year one thousand under  the reign of count balatine in 1151 it became the imperial castle under the  Hohenstaufen dynasty after being destroyed in   1989 (1689) a new castle was raised upon  the ruins in 1868 ever since   since 1978 the imperial castle has been  in the possession of cochem town council is my jacket here is my sword this is  how to make your own homemade scabbard  homemade scabbard okay step one no mask stick  the sword under there like this it's easy if you   have quillions these things and then you just  gotta tie then you just gotta tie another knot and there you go using a double  knot from your own sweater   no i didn't carry your you  can even carry your mask on it so now you can do all of that eating ice cream i made them and one of our dear followers christian is  going to show us around trier and we can't   wait to meet christian tomorrow and  have him show us around his hometown   so we'll show you the footage of  trier now and how our trip was yes karl marx was born here? okay this is christian he's going to tell us  about this building behind us it's called the   dreikönigenhaus so three kings or three  wise men and one special thing about it   as you can see on the first floor that's not  a balcony that was indeed the entrance door   in medieval times trier was attacked quite  often by barbarians vikings so on and so   they built their main entrance door on the  first floor put a letter down and then if some   attackers came they could simply pull up the  ladder and the others had a hard time getting in   so they were a little bit more safe not  too much depends on what the others did i'm not as heavy as the sun  and not as bright not as bright so right here we have the porta nigra or black  gate which is ironic because it used to be white   when it was constructed it used to be one of the  city gates later on it was converted to a church   and now it's more or less a city gay tourist  attraction yes so it is more than 2 000 years old   built by the romans yes indeed it  was built more or less around the   same time as the city was founded so  it's a little bit over 2 000 years wow   what flavor did you get  smurfs smurfs i don't remember   and are we having ice i guess yeah oh my gosh are we having eis before mittagessen well as you can tell we weren't  able to see all that much of trier   we had to head out of there quickly because the  kids were done and they were tired ella was crying   and one of our other sons was really not feeling  well like during lunch with a christian he   was just laying his head on the table we  just had to leave yeah it wasn't working   i know and i'm honestly i'm still disappointed  that we didn't get to see a lot more of chair it's   nobody's fault or anything sometimes you've got  to admit defeat it was yeah it was like admitted   admitting defeat really all we saw of trier  was porta nigra and that main that main road   to get there yeah the pedestrian center of trier  so i'm sure we'll be back at some point because   we didn't get to see all that much and the kids  really are interested in roman history and they   like to see roman ruins so yeah maybe we'll go  back at some point probably so sorry we don't   have all that much footage to show you of trier  so we really want to give christian a shout out   because as we left uh to get on the train he ran  off for a second we didn't know where he went   and he had bought us some local wine and it  was really nice of him to do that so christian   this is for you and we wanted to drink the wine  uh for you a prost for you do a cheers for you   thank you for showing us around trier  even though it was only like two hours   thank you for your time and thank you for  being so patient with us and the kids really   enjoyed you um even ella continued to talk  about christian the days after she's like   our friend or what did he call yes what did she  she was like are we gonna yeah what did she call   i don't know our friend we gonna see our friend  again and so yeah yeah she kept saying can we   are we gonna see our friend again is our  friend going to show us more of germany   so he was a great tour guide and we got this very  cool wine something we probably never would have   found on our own this cheer saint mattheiser and from  what i can tell it's uh there's a vineyard in   in the middle of trier right in the town in in  the city of trier oh run by all those hills yeah   it could have been and run by an abbey uh have  you monks so i mean it's really funny in america   we associate you know not drinking alcohol  with religion and here the monks and everybody   they're the ones that are making the beer and  beer and alco and beer and wine it's pretty   it's pretty neat like you see  them saying their prayers and like   hanging out with their bros like drinking  beer i mean like it's so different because america was started by all the puritans  yeah so there's also the traubensaft the grape   juice for the kids so they'll have to try  that later i'm sure they'll like that yeah   it's very the kids are have been waiting to  drink this all week so thank you christian   they're always asking you know can we  have a special drink tonight and so   that's going to be there tonight we'll have a  special drink you can see our laundry drying in   the background i was going to move it to make the  shot more clean but i thought hey it's real life   that's what's happening so it's a white wine i  wasn't sure i didn't look at the label though   well usually i think these green bottles are  usually white wine oh okay but anyway i don't   know i don't know what i'm talking about that's  just to guess all right prost and christian oh a sweet wine that is really good definitely like that not too sweet though no  no it's not it has other flavor to it too i   mean it has a lot of flavor i'm not so mellie  or anything but it's pretty nice neither am i i loved it when we lived in france and you go  to the wine shop and they would like be really   insistent on knowing what you were serving what  what you were getting the wine for if you told   them i'm going to have homage or whatever they'll  be very insistent that you must you know they   will refuse to sell you a wine that does not match  with whatever you said you're going to have i mean   literally they you know they would not sell it  to you like no i refuse i will not sell you that   wine to go with that meal so so for us who have  no clue about anything we just have to trust them   or else we'd never come out with wine out of the  wine store i forgot about that when we lived there   that was pretty funny and i find germans  uh from what we get in our youtube comments   you know are similar about things like no you  can't have vice versa before noon on the grill   what oh my god that's an abomination and like  yeah certain types of beers must be in certain   glasses and poured certain ways be the right  way yeah that's all right and i don't know we   don't really have that kind of do we kind of have  that culture in the us well i mean about i'm sure   there's some things we must be particular about  if you have meat you have red wine if you have   fish you have white wine yeah that's that's the  basically that's about the closest you can get   yeah i mean there's def the people  are a lot more cultured in europe   yeah i would say a lot more traditions to  follow yeah there's so much more history and   therefore traditions that have come with that  history and america just doesn't have that yet   so maybe in a few hundred years they'll have a  little bit more more particular about their hot   dogs this particular type of mustard must go with  this yes with this type of hot dog i don't know   who knows so thank you so much for watching  we hope you enjoyed this video of seeing   culcum castle and trier we did enjoy our trip  even though we were kind of hobbling along   like with peg legs or something but we did enjoy  it and we're glad we went so we hoped you enjoyed   last week's video this week's video and hope you  have a great rest of your day schönen tag ciao tschüss

2021-09-09 20:32

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