The Boppard Hamm wine region is one of the largest in Europe. It lies between Boppard and Spay in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in Germany. This section of the Rhine River is known as The Rhine Gorge and has been a World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO since 2002.
The river does a bend here and shields the damp west wind creating a great climate for growing grapes. As our ship cruises though the river bends you can see miles of fields like this and people picking grapes by hand.
It is worth it to go to The Netherlands if the only thing you do is visit the Keukenhof. The park is 32 hectares wide and has 15 kilometres of footpaths so you can’t see it all in a day. There are wonderful Inns and hotels nearby if you wish to extend your stay. If you like Tulips go in the early spring but each season offers amazing garden views and activities for young and old. This image was taken in the rain during April and you can purchase a print and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Keukenhof is one of the most famous and amazing gardens in the world located in Holland a short train ride from Amsterdam. The formal gardens are so large you may not ever make it to the Windmill and maze that are on the far outskirts of the garden. If you do you will be rewarded with seeing fields of bulbs, not being grown for the formal garden but rather for export all over the world. You can see other images form Holland or buy a print of this one by clicking here.