On Sunday, Dr. Klaus-Martin Lotz picked us up at 9 a.m. and we drove to Eltz Castle. The castle has never seen destruction and is still very original to the way it was originally built. It is a beautiful place and sits by itself in a wooded area. We were given a English language guided tour. There are several more pictures from the castle available at the Fellowship Pictures link on the right hand side of this page. Unfortunately there was some renovation work going on and there is scaffolding in the pictures.
After leaving the castle we visited the home of a friend of Dr. Lotz in the nearby town of Munstermaifeld. This gentleman spent many years as caretaker of the castle and helped to renovate it and open the castle to the public. He and his wife showed us great hospitality and served us a local sparkling wine. Below is a photo of their home.
They also took us to see their local catholic church which is very old and very beautiful. There are also many more pictures of the church at the Fellowship Pictures link. I am sorry that the picture below is sideways but I couldn't figure out how to turn it.
We ate lunch at Loffel's Landhaus. They specialize in potato dishes because this town is known for potatoes. Our lunch was delicious with very large portions. After lunch we drove back towards Bonn and attended a band concert in which Klaus was preforming. It was a very pleasant afternoon and everyone made us feel very welcome.