We saw some lovely houses and churches along the Danube on our way into Passau. And it’s always fun watching the captain search for a parking space, and seeing one of the crew haul the heavy hawser ashore to tie us down. I skipped the… Read More
We started the day with an excellent lecture on the Main-Danube Canal, one of Europe’s greatest engineering feats. We had entered it that morning, and were due to go through the first of 16 locks shortly after we left port in the afternoon. It was fun… Read More
A photo journal only today, as I try to catch up with the blog! A morning tour of the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a visit to the wine cellar for a wine tasting and lecture. An afternoon tour of Rothenburg ob der… Read More
We spent the morning cruising the Rhine Gorge, soaking up sunshine and looking at castles, picturesque towns and mountain vineyards. This is a 65 kilometer stretch of the river, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our cruise director kept us entertained… Read More
We started the day with a guided walking tour of the old area of Cologne. There was a lot of destruction during the war, and reconstruction of many ancient monuments was only completed in the 1990s.