Winged inhabitants of Bacharach, Germany, on the Rhine River, seen back in September 2015.
As you wander around towns big and small in Germany’s Rhine (Rhein) River valley, you’ll see vineyards everywhere — some commercially productive, some uncultivated. There are even grapes growing randomly along public walking paths. Snapped this image when I visited the town of Bacharach in September 2015.
Germany is a well-connected country on mobile, generally speaking.
That being said, I found myself limited to 2G EDGE Internet or less in many parts of the town of Bacharach in the Rhine River valley.
It was mostly a blessing to be relatively disconnected … but if you really need to get something resembling high(er)-speed mobile Internet on 3G, it is possible in pockets of town, including a lookout tower along the town’s string of wonderful hiking trails (top photo) or in the courtyard/patio of the town’s youth hostel (second photo), reachable by an even windier hiking trail — or by road if you have a car/bike.
Your search for mobile connectivity will give you a great workout from the vertical ascent … and reward you with a fantastic view of Bacharach and the Rhine River (photo below).