Photographer's Note

In the first weekend of May we went on a short break to Germany. We've already spent Christmas there in December 2006. At that time everything was white because of the frost. We were curious to see the same place in springtime, and this is one of the views.

Here's some info about the Eifel from the internet:

The Eifel is a low mountain range in western Germany. It occupies parts of southwestern North Rhine-Westphalia and northwestern Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Eifel is bordered by the Moselle River in the south and the Rhine in the east. In the north it is continued by the hills of the High Venn (Hohes Venn), in the west by the Ardennes. (Ardennes and Eifel are actually the same geological region. They are a single volcanic field.

The Eifel is bordered by the Mosel River in the south and the Rhine in the east. In the north it is limited by the hills of the High Fens (Hohes Venn), in the west by the Ardennes of Belgium and Luxemburg.
There are several distinct chains within the Eifel.
The northernmost parts are called Ahrgebirge and rise north of the Ahr River in the district of Ahrweiler.
South of that river there is the Hohe Eifel ("High Eifel"), with the Hohe Acht (747 m) being the highest mountain of the Eifel.
In the west, on the Belgian border, the hills are known as Schneifel (originally Schnee-Eifel, = "Snowy Eifel"), rising up to 698 m. Also in the west, by the Belgian and Luxembourg border, the region is known as Islek (Aquilania). The southern half of the Eifel is less high. It is cut by several rivers running north-south towards the Mosel. The largest of these rivers is the Kyll, and the hills on either side of this river are called the Kyllwald. In the south the Eifel is concluded by the Voreifel above the Mosel.

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Viewed: 1932
Points: 12
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Additional Photos by Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 0 N: 426] (1874)
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