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  • Day28

    And er Nach

    September 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    So all 6 cycled out to find Rhine again...
    Through to Andernach which had some ruins about town.
    Today was overcast, and quite cool (I considered a jacket for a few minutes this morning)

  • Day9

    Namendy Castle

    July 8, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    A night to remember
    Castle sightseeing
    Only entree served,dinner cancelled
    People puking
    Lady escorted to hospital by chopper( see pic)
    Coco looking astoundingly beautiful
    Back to ship
    All confined to cabins
    Tomorrow may be interesting
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  • Day11


    August 27, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Von Köln aus machten wir uns heute Morgen wieder auf den Weg Richtung Süden. In der Nähe von Bonn legten wir zunächst einen Stopp im Siebengebirge ein und bestiegen einen der sieben dazugehörigen Berge - den Drachenfelsen. Der Name verlieh dem Berg wohl das Gestein, aus dem er besteht - Quarz Trachyt, allerdings sah auch das Schloss Drachenfels, das wir nach einem relativ steilen Aufstieg nach einer guten halben Stunde erreichten sehr märchenhaft aus, sodass der Name ziemlich gut zu dem Berg passte. Vom Drachenfelsen aus hatte man eine tolle Aussicht über das breite Rheintal bis nach Bonn.
    Dem Rhein folgend fuhren wir anschließend nach Andernach, um den Ausbruch des größten Kaltwassergeysirs der Welt zu erleben. Dieser wurde anscheinend durch eine Bohrung auf der Suche nach Kohlenstoffdioxid entdeckt, bricht vier Mal am Tag aus und kann eine bis zu 50 bis 60 Meter hohe Fontäne erzeugen.
    Erreichen kann man den Andernach-Geysir nur über eine kurze Schifffahrt über den Rhein, die uns zu einem Naturschutzgebiet brachte. Dort angekommen mussten wir nicht lange warten, bis der Geysir zur sprudeln begann und schließlich immer größer werdende Wasserfontänen in die Luft schoss, die durch das austretende CO2 einer Schaumkanone ähnelten.
    Am frühen Abend erreichten wir eine der längsten Hängebrücke der Welt, die sich in 100 Meter Höhe mit einer Länge von 360 Metern Länge über ein breites Tal aufspannte und die Linda und ich natürlich überqueren mussten.
    Anschließend machten wir uns ein letztes Mal auf Campingplatzsuche und übernachteten auf einem ziemlich ausgestorben wirkenden Platz mitten im Wald.
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  • Day2

    Geysier Zentrum

    May 25, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    So von hier gehts mit dem Schiff 15 Minuten über den Rhein und zum Naturschutzgebiet, wo der Geysier ca alle 2 Stunden ausbricht.
    Danach zurück zum Zentrum um noch ein wenig Wissenwertes zu Erfahren.

    Dann gehts zurück zum Hotel - jetzt haben wir uns die Entspannung in der Sauna auch verdient.
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  • Day39

    Super Weg, hart erarbeitet

    October 16, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Der Weg von Sinzig nach Andernach war wunderschön, zum Großteil durch Wald bei bestem Wetter. Allerdings bin ich viel auf dem Rheinhöhenweg unterwegs und der heißt nicht umsonst so. 😳 Doch belohnt wurde der Aufstieg durch einen tollen Blick auf den Rhein.Read more

  • Day20

    No eau in Cologne

    September 30, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    While we were all tucked up in bed the ship was sailing from Utrecht to Cologne, arriving about the time that we were waking up. The really good news was that for the first time since we'd left Spain the weather was dry.

    The ship berthed practically in the centre of the city, so our guide collected us directly from the ship for the leisurely walk through historical Cologne. Its most famous landmark of course is the cathedral, and we headed off in that direction.

    To put it bluntly, we were somwhat disappointed by Cologne. It had had to be totally rebuilt after the war, but it wasn't done very well, particularly when compared to other cities which were rebuilt in ways which were far more sympathetic to their history. Certainly there are some attractive old buildings but they are generally surrounded by other buildings which are more modern and totally unattractive. Even the cathedral itself is hemmed in by an ugly museum of Roman history and various other nondescript structures.

    True, it is a world heritage listed building with a history going back to the 13th century. It's also huge, being the tallest twin spire cathedral and the third tallest cathedral of any type in the world. However the building looked rather grey and dirty over most of its stone walls, giving the impression that it needed a good pressure clean. In reality it isn't that simple, and there is quite a bit of major restoration work being done continuously to the exterior.

    We then went inside, and that was impressive. That's where we could gain an appreciation of the size of the building and admire its many stained glass windows. From there we wandered through the old town square and on to a brewery where we were treated to an "authentic " German experience. There were some light snacks laid out and, as part of the deal, those of us who wanted them were served two glasses of beer. Unlike the famous steins of Munich and elsewhere these glasses were only 200ml. Not much chance of anyone getting drunk. While we were onshore, our ship was sailing from Cologne to Bonn, so we were shepherded onto buses for the 30 minute drive to the ship.

    Throughout the trip so far we have been highly impressed by the smooth organisation and by the precision with which everything takes place. Our buses arrived in Bonn exactly as the ship was berthing.

    As mentioned, we felt that Cologne wasn't an especially attractive place, particularly when compared with other cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Toledo and Madrid which we have visited recently.

    However, the day was to look up considerably. Back on the ship and after lunch the wind dropped and the sun began to shine. Furthermore we were just entering the most interesting stretch of the Rhine, so it was a great opportunity to get out on to the deck and start taking photos of the passing scenery of castles, churches and very attractive small towns.

    Dinner this night wasn't on board ship but instead was at a real live castle and hosted by a real live princess. Not that we were too overawed by the latter, since Europe is filled with faded royalty. Nonetheless, the grandly titled Princess Luise Dorothea von Hohenzollern-Namedy turned out to be a very charming lady and she welcomed us all in a long and gracious speech. We then had a free run of the grounds and most of the rooms of Schloss Burg Namedy . To pay for what must be the very expensive upkeep of the castle and grounds it is now run as a reception centre. We had exclusive use of it for a very pleasant dinner in the large reception hall.

    The Princess and her late husband's family are great sponsors of classical music and opera, and the evening concluded with a short recital on the grand piano given by an up and coming expatriate Australian pianist Robbin Reza.

    After that, it was all aboard the buses for the 15 minute drive back to our ship.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Andernach, آندرناخ, Андернах, アンダーナッハ, Andernachas, 安德纳赫