The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with stores that sell clothes and shoes and nestled in-between are coffee and pastry shops. I feel the raindrops and decided to step into one of the coffee shops and enjoy a cup of steaming coffee and pastry while I continue watching people stroll with their umbrellas. It is hard to walk past the numerous pastry shops without wanting to stop and peer into each one and grab a different type of pastry.
I am wondering the streets today, because the friends I met decided to take a boat trip on the River Rhine to explore the worlds highest cold water geyser. However, since I am not a boat trip kind of person, I decided to instead explore the old buildings in the area.
In the distance I finally see the sun trying to peak over a steeple, in which direction I decided to head. The old structures going back hundreds of years fascinate me. I constantly wonder what story there could be behind it.
My first stop is the Round Tower or runder turm, which is more than 500 years old and was built 40 years before America was discovered by Columbus.
The city called Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany. Here are a few more pictures that I captured.