We’ve stayed two wonderful nights at the peaceful Hotel Raumland just outside of Bad Berleburg, in the Siegen-Wittgenstein area of central Germany. The hospitality here has been fantastic. We’ve eaten all of our meals here and each has been more special than the last. Starting with fresh asparagus with a schnitzel on our day of arrival, followed that night by some of the best cream of tomato soup I’ve ever had and a delicous, fresh salad for dinner. Breakfast was served at our reserved table by the window with a great view out over the forest and hills in the distance. Lunch today featured a generous portion of pork with mushroom gravy for Marie along with “rosti,” a kind of hashbrown preparation. I had the Sunday Special, which was roasted pork and beef with veggies and two soft and very tasty Polish dumplings. Above all, the friendly staff and owners of the hotel have made our brief stay very memorable.
Things to do and see in this area include Bad Berleburg with its charming old town and castle, nearby slate mine which one can visit, a couple of very old churches (the one in Raumland dates from 1200) and nearby towns of Marburg, Dillenburg and Herborn are all worth visiting. The hiking and biking in this region are famous all over Germany, on the “Rotthaarsteig.”