Day 4 – Thursday 05th February
Today we were off to Bad Bertrich which is situated in a 200m deep sided valley of the Mosselle. Bad Bertrich is home to a hot spring and is famous far and wide for its health giving properties. After a visit to the tourist information centre and whistle stop tour of the Bad Bertrich spa, we were back in the car to head to the small village of Lutzerath to undertake our final audit. We then had an hour’s drive to the city of Trier, the oldest city in Germany.
Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone and is close to the border of Luxembourg. We visited St Paul’s Church, which is stunningly beautiful inside… but is currently surrounded by scaffolding on the outside! This venue, once reconstructed, should hopefully be a fantastic concert venue for choirs.
We explored the centre of Tier, visiting the Porta Nigra, The Constantine Basillica, which was built around 300 AD, and Trier Cathedral. We then drove the hour and a half journey back to Koblenz where we enjoyed a good local beer or two!
Our trip to Germany is nearly over. The Rhineland is a truly remarkable area, steeped in history and culture, and has some fantastic concert venues to offer! We can’t wait to share this experience with our groups in the future.