The prettiest view in Eppstein… Ristorante Kaisertempel
After last night’s wonderful dinner and our outing to the Fasanerie, Bill and I decided we’d take another trip to lovely Eppstein. I wanted to explore the temple on the side of the mountain I noticed when we visited Eppstein Castle a couple of months ago.
After a rather scary, white knuckle ride up a steep, narrow, mountain pass, we came to the restaurant, a large, charming building with a stone oven for pizzas and a full bar. The area is full of walking trails, so there were plenty of bikers and hikers, although there are precious few spots on the narrow road that make it easy to pass cars going the opposite direction. It wasn’t a problem when we went up the mountain, but it was when we came back down. In any case, we had a very lovely lunch. Here are some photos.
Bill gave them 50 and asked them to keep the change. Then, we took the white knuckle ride back down the mountain. Kudos to the guy who was coming up as we were going down. He backed much of the way down the last stretch of road so we could pass. It really is a scary drive up, but well worth it at least once, if only to see the views. It’s gorgeous up there. There was a nice breeze and it was noticeably cooler, too.
I could see it’s a very popular place for bikers and hikers, but there was plenty of free parking available. I’d go back, as long as someone else does the driving.