My husband and I had a four-day weekend together, so we decided to take a Friday day trip to a few historical sites. The weather was great, so I packed a little lunch and snacks and we were off. We drove about an hour away to the Sauerland District to a town called Arnsberg. As you can see, it has many foothills and the River Ruhr runs through here.
First mentioned around 800, the counts of Werl built Arnsberg in the 11th century. The castle remains are an attraction for visitors and celebrations. I thought I’d share a few pictures of our travels.
This is the Propsteikirche St. Laurentius church and monastery. I didn’t take any pictures inside the church, but it is beautiful and old. I saw cracks running down the walls, which added to its charm.
We walked around the town before heading up to the castle.
And when I saw this sign, I started to sing this song. These are the full lyrics. They’re funny, and it’s actually the first time I’ve ever heard them.
We climbed up some steep streets to get to the castle. Since the castle had been destroyed, there is a replica of what it looked like before its destruction. This is a bunker near the castle where some people hid during WWII when many lives were lost in Arnsberg.
After a few hours spent in Arnsberg, we drove to the Möhnesee Lake and Dam. This is the Möhne Reservoir, an artificial lake formed by two rivers, Möhne and Heve. The dam was built in the early 1900’s to regulate the Ruhr River’s water levels. During WWII, British bombers, known as the Dambusters, destroyed the dam. Not long after, the Germans quickly repaired it.
We walked around the lake and stopped at a restaurant called Lago for a fresh waffle with hot cherries and ice cream. It was the best waffle I have ever had in my life.
This deserves to be here. I love the yellow Canola fields next to green fields. It’s beautiful.This was a restaurant that offered boating and paddle boats. We didn’t eat there, but I thought it was cute. Maybe next time.Have you traveled anywhere lately?
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