Runkel an der Lahn
After we stayed for the night in Limburg an der Lahn the first evening of our summer holidays, it was time to visit its little brother or sister (I don't know if it's appropriate to say this) at the other side of the A3 highway: Runkel an der Lahn. With only nearly ten thousand inhabitants but an eye-catching Medieval castle that is first mentioned in 1159 AD, it is a really hidden gem in the Lahntal.
Runkel an der Lahn, 1924. Photo: Kurt Hielscher.
The huge building in front of the castleruin is the Alte Färberei in which today a "Gastehaus für Selbstversorger" is housed, the main change in between both photos if you'd ask me.
We went for a stroll over the bridge, but did not go into the castle.
Instead we went to the opposite Altstadt-Café for coffee and cake till it started to rain and we got back to the car and moved on to the south for further adventures in Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
And a last one with some more reflection in the water so with a little different angle than Kurt Hielscher's one.
Below: view on Runkel an der Lahn, 15th of July 2023. Photo: Casper Molenaar.