An unexpected castle and lots of wildlife

DSC06312For our trip to Germany, we’d only planned our first day to Köln and Schloss Drachenburg. The remaining two days, we just wanted to relax and explore the area a bit. For our second day, we decided to go to a wildpark and visit one of the many castles the Eifel has to offer.
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Why it’s a bad idea to visit a closed castle

DSC06285After we finished a lovely day and the most amazing dessert in Köln, we got back into the car to drive further into Germany. Today we would check into our hotel in Schleiden, but before we drove there, we wanted to take an half an hour detour to Schloss Drachenburg.
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Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?

DSC02156Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow? It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo. It’s somewhere in the Emerald Isle and this I want to know. Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow?
I thought we would find them at Blarney Castle, but no such luck. But even without the roses, this was a perfect day in a perfect place in Ireland.
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