We were going to one of the most famous tourist regions of Germany. In the stretch from Worms to Koblenz, the navigable Rhine winds back and forth, and there are dozens of medieval castles and towers which rise on its high, often rocky banks.
We preferred the road of castles to the road of wine, but the banks of the Rhine and Moselle are densely planted with the vineyards, and the Riesling was perfect in every place we stopped.
We chose three castles for viewing—Marksburg, Burg Eltz, and Burg Stahleck—because, unfortunately, we did not have time for more. The first castle on our way (and nearest to the airport) was Marksburg.
It seemed that it was destiny!