Category Archives: Germany

Paris/Germany 2014, Day 26 Headed to Ramstein

Our train departs Paris Gare L’Est at 1310.  We are planning to depart at 1130 for the station.  We left the apartment a bit early, and because it is Sunday, even though the buses run less often there was relatively … Continue reading

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Headed for Home and the Good old USA

We awoke this morning at the miniature IBIS about 0630 and finished our morning routines and then headed over to Gare L’Est for a 0906 train to Kiserslautern Germany.  We were booked in First Class after our poor second class … Continue reading

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On the road back to Germany, Fussen, Austria, Honenschwangau

We left Vaduz, slipped into Austria, our 7th. country, for a bit, and headed for the town of Fussen in Germany on the banks of the River Lech. The Via Claudia Augusta went right through the middle of town. In … Continue reading

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The Rhine and Mosel River – Photos courtesy of Julian Griffin

The following Slide show is courtesy of Julian Griffin. There are about 1,034 photos and to watch the whole show will take about an hour and a half (1.31.38 to be exact) so sit back and enjoy the Rhine and … Continue reading

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Boppard and Rüdesheim October 11, 2013

We skipped breakfast this morning and headed out for an early morning walk in the rain through central historic Boppard. Boppard is home to a Carmelite Church. In a niche in the exterior wall is a Madonna of the Grapes. … Continue reading

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Cruising the Moselle to Return to the Rhine

We left Bernkastel at 4 am, heading downriver on the Moselle, cruising all day and scheduled until midnight. After all the activities we’ve done all cruise have left us a little tired and the rest day aboard the River Queen … Continue reading

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Cochem Germany October 7 2013

Cochem and Ediger-Eller Village Monday, October 7, 2013 After sailing all night, the River Queen arrived in Cochem shortly after 7 am. It’s another cloudy overcast day and the photographs suffer! But, in real life the views are breath-taking. Cochem … Continue reading

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Koblenz Germany

Koblenz is a town that sits at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. It is here that the River Queen bears right and heads up the Moselle, a river full of bends and twists. After breakfast, we boarded … Continue reading

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Cologne or Koln

Sometime about 1:30 AM, we entered another lock on the Rhine River. It didn’t bother us, but folks at breakfast mentioned bright lights in their window and bumping and swirling. We woke to a grey day, overcast and threatening. A … Continue reading

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Birthday in Germany

That’s right, today is Mike’s Birthday. It seems like most years we are traveling somewhere on his birthday. Perhaps, it’s because most tourists are unable to travel this time of year; at any rate, we are very lucky. We spent … Continue reading

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