This past weekend, we spent a few days in Bacharach, a town on the Rhine River in Germany. The town was full of (really, really) old houses. The oldest was from 1368! I’m ashamed to say that I had to do some research to figure out what was happening then (the plague figured prominently). The weather was a bit grey and wet, but it was still beautiful. We spent the day hiking through vineyards, we saw a ton of castles, and we tasted wine and schnitzel–it was a perfect first trip to Germany for me.