The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance; Handbook for Travellers

The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance; Handbook for Travellers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...On a height on the Kyll, l1 M. below Kyllburg, rises the chateau of Malberg, incorporated with an old castle and commanding a fine view.--Diligence to (15 M.) Manderscheid (p. 189) daily in 3Vi hrs., to (17 M.) Wittlich (p. 190) daily in 4 hrs. The brook now describes a circuit, which the railway cuts off by means of the Wilseck Tunnel, 174 M. in length. 88 M. Erdorf (Weinert) is the station for Bitburg, a small town on the hill to the S.W., 4 M. distant (diligence four times daily). Bitburg C Well) was the Bedae Vicut of the Romans, and a station on their road from Treves to Cologne, several of the mile-stones of which have been found in the neighbourhood. The Kobenhof, or house of the Kob von Riidingen family, is a curious building of 1576. The castle to the N. of the town, on the road to Priim, was the ancient residence of the knights of Bitburg. At the Odrang, near Fliessem, 2V2 M. farther K. (IV2 hr. from Erdorf) there are several fine Roman mosaic pavements (inferior, however, to that at Nennig, p. 169) and other antiquities. The line continues to follow the picturesque wooded Valley of the Kyll, bounded by sandstone-rocks. The brook now becomes navigable for rafts. Tunnels and bridges follow each other in rapid succession, and numerous mills are passed. At Hiittingen is a picturesque waterfall. 93 M. Philippsheim, the station for (liSt.) Dvdeldorf, with an old castle. 95 St. Speicher; the village lies on the hill, l'/aM. to theE. 97 M. Auw, with a pilgrimage-church, erected in 1708-46 in memory of three maidens, who here miraculously escaped their pursuers on an ass. 100 St. Cordel, with valuable quarries; the ruined castle of Bamstein, erected in the 14thcent., is situated at the station, which is a considerable way from more

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