Wednesday, June 9, 2010

River Cruise - Antwerp to Basel


Let's see if this works. This is a collage of photos taken along our cool....and I mean temperature cool as well...our river cruise. We left from Antwerp and visited Willenstad/Kinderduk, Nijmegen, Bonn, Cochem, Bernkastel, Trier, Traben Trarbach, Boppard/Speyer, Speyer, Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, and Basel. We had a couple of side trips to Augustusburg Palace and Marksburg Castle, visited a brewery built like a castle - with fab brauts, beers and mustard and pretzels; a stork preserve and a well-preserved medieval village which I believe was called Stein-am-Rhein. To be able to dock along the river and walk right into town is priceless. Even though it was too cold to fulfill my vision of basking on the top deck cruising along the Rhine and Mosel rivers gazing at the many, many castles and ruins whilst reading a good book...I was not disappointed.
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