We knew there was a castle right up the road from us in the village of Reichelsheim that we didn't want to miss. The castle was built in the 13th century and was later a prominent boys school from 1876 - 1924.
As it was only a couple of minutes from our house we made the quick trip up the very winding road, parked the car, and hiked the rest of the way up to stunning views of Reichelsheim.
Making our way to the top we stopped for pictures of the magnificent 13th century castle. It is amazing to see such architectural designs right up the road from town. You don't have to go far in Germany to run into history.
Collin, always making me laugh, took some great pictures to commemorate our day there. He likes to make sure people know his exact feelings when looking at a picture of him.
He always puts a smile on my face.
We walked through the gates of the castle walls to more spectacular views. If you're going to hike up a steep hill there better be views. Luckily it was a sunny day and we took full advantage.
What we found at the top was quite surprising. A rock wall on 13th century stone. Maybe it was put there for the boys school? Whatever the reason Collin felt the need to give it a go.
We walked around a bit enjoying the gloriously mild weather and sun. Unfortunately it was not open for viewing that day as we found out that during winter many sites are closed down. But luckily for us we still got to walk the grounds and take in the beauty of it all.
I thought it would be a cute idea to take a picture of me sitting on a bench looking over Reichelsheim. This is the picture I was given.
Which I found hilarious. But he did get a good one too.
The first one has more character, I think.
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