Friday, 12 September 2014
Arenenberg Castle and Stein am Rhein
My parents are visiting and on their second day we planned an outing, as the weather was very rainy we changed to find a place to visit inside. That place turned out to be Arenenberg Castle and Park which houses the Napoleon Museum. Situated in Salenstein which gives you a lovely view of Lake Constance, is a very interesting place to visit.
The castle was eventually bought by Hortense de Beauharnis, who then married Louis Bonaparte the brother of Napoleon and they then became King and Queen of the Netherlands. So history lesson over now, the museum itself is truly very interesting it still has all the original furnishings which are kept with amazing care, it almost looks like hardly any years has passed since these people lived there.
There are lots of great views of Lake Constance which is always nice to see and visit. Afterwards we stopped off for lunch and then soldiered on to Stein am Rhein. I have been here a few times and I checked to see if I had already done a post. I have but it was in winter with snow on the ground and a good few years ago.
We wandered around this quaint town even in the rain it was still quite busy and found a place to stop to have some dessert. Then we headed back home to Kilchberg.