We loved our 1/2 day in Limburg. The Alt Stadt (old town) is really beautiful and everyone in the town was so nice. The cathedral is lovely, as is the walk behind it, looking over the Lahn River. Please don't be caught up in this, though:
However, at all costs avoid the Bella Citta Vecchia. We sat down at their table and asked for a menu. The Italian waiter, who spoke to us in German said he usually only served breakfast to the people at his Pension. (10a.m. and all the tables were out- looks like breakfast to me.) He absolutely positively refused to bring a menu. Okay, I should have been warned right there. I asked for two coffees and two cheese sandwiches. He went on an on about how we should really eat more, and even said he needed to sell more than that to us. Second warning! He then went on an d on about making a beautiful platter of cheese, cold cuts, fruit, etc. We kept saying no, he kept insisting. Finally we gave in and said bring the breakfast plate with the coldcuts, cheese, bread, and fruit. We ate it. It was fresh, but very rudimentary- a couple plain rolls, a few slices of watermelon, a tomato, small number of grapes, a few slivers of cheese, and some jam. We had to ask for butter. When it came time to pay, I asked for the bill. No, we don't give bills. WHAT?!!! No bill??? At that point I knew we were going to get it. He then told me our meager breakfast would be 25 euros. YES, 25 euro. That's more than we paid for a lovely breakfast in Paris three days earlier! I argued and argued with him, but his "gotcha grin" stayed in place. I paid, but at that point, no bill/no menu made me pretty sure what was going on. I produced my Euro Card (debit), which he did not want because all of a sudden there would be a paper trail. He finally took it when I showed him an empty change purse. I am sure he had to go back and write up a bill after that. I hope the city of Limburg looks into this shady practice. I would NEVER go back.
However, I WILL go back to LImburg with company. A lovely little place.