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Koblenz

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  • Day17

    Braubach

    October 6, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    A cold and showery day as we cruised from the Main to the Rhine river. Woke at 5am and watched the lights of Frankfurt through our cabin window...no stopping here as we sailed on to Braubach.

    The top deck was finally opened after being closed for the last few days due to low bridges...amazing how everything folds down including canopys and handrails, even the wheelhouse is lowered to deck level.

    Spent half an hour up on deck, but it was bitterly cold and wet, so retreated to the lounge for the morning...beautiful towns and castles lined both sides of the middle Rhine as we sailed past.

    Had a guided tour of Marksberg Castle, perched high on a mountain behind Braubach. Amongst the better tours we have done! An 11th century castle with all the trimmings...torture chamber, blacksmiths room where they made the swords and armour, chapel, kitchen, dining rooms etc all set up as they were in medieval times.
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    Michelle Sheerans

    What's that, let me get my glasses 😂😂😂😂😂

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  • Day9

    Deutsche Eck

    August 21, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    On a point where the Rhine and Mosel Rivers meet, there sits a park and giant statue honoring Wilhelm I, the first Emperor (Kaiser) of the modern German state.

    If you imagine our Mt Rushmore and Liberty Bell, you'll have a sense of what the Deutsche Eck (German Corner) means to many Germans.Read more

    Giovanni Colletti

    He looks scared

    9/9/19Reply
     
  • Day361

    Bis zum Rhein

    October 11, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Unser nächster Halt ist Koblenz. Wir besuchen das Deutsche Eck und schlendern etwas durch die Innenstadt. Es zieht uns aber den Rhein runter nach Sankt Goar. Hier kennen wir eine kleine urige Weinstube, die wir immer wieder mal gern besuchen.
    🥺 Doch oh Schreck! Aus, Ende, es gibt sie nicht mehr. Sie hat aufgegeben. Schade, wir sind sehr enttäuscht.😢
    Am nächsten Morgen fahren wir nach Andernach und ergattern auf dem recht vollen Stellplatzgelände gerade noch einen Platz - in der ersten Reihe mit Rheinblick. Glück muss der Mensch haben. Von hier aus besuchen wir den höchsten Kaltwassergeysir der Welt. Zuerst ist am Wasserloch alles ruhig. Doch dann plötzlich, als ob jemand geschüttelt hätte, sprudelt das salzige Wasser für ca 15 Min. bis zu 60 m hoch. 😳 Schon beeindruckend.
    Wir cachen auch noch etwas durch Andernach und entdecken dabei einige schöne Eckchen.
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  • Day10

    Sep 29 - Koblenz

    September 29, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    The ship is now docked in Koblenz. Docking space is at a premium here, so se are “double bunked” along side another ship that docked earlier. We will have to go out of our ship, cross through their lobby, and then go up the gangplank to reach street level. It’s a good way to look at other ships. (Our bunk mate looked very, very nice.)

    Koblenz is located at the point where that the Moselle River joins the mighty Rhine River. We sailed past the slip of land where this confluence occurs while we ate breakfast. It is called the “German Corner”. The site is dominated by an enormous equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhem I (1797-1888), the first emperor of Germany after its unification in 1871. The Rhine Gorge was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002, with Koblenz marking the northern end. We will be sailing the most dramatic part of the gorge later this week.

    We did a walking tour of Koblenz this morning, ably led a lady by the name of Jorai (pronounced "your eye"). Koblenz was founded in 14 A.D. by the Romans at this strategically important point - they controlled the area for 1000 years. Then there was a conquest by the Franks, a takeover by the French and then domination by the Prussians. Much of the town was badly damaged during WWII but has been rebuilt with history in mind. It is a city of narrow lanes and romantic squares, all lined with cafés and outdoor seating. It was Sunday morning, so the entire city was rather quiet, especially since most stores are closed on Sundays. We saw the medieval St. Florins Church and the lovely Church of Our Lady (a very common name for churches I’ve observed) and the Basilica of St. Castor. The town clock has an “Eye Roller” in it - a comical face that sticks rolls his eyes and sticks out his tongue on the hour. A commentary on the legislative processes that he observes, perhaps? And we saw the Schangël Fountain where an impish boy periodically spits water onto the unsuspecting.

    Back at the ship, we watched as the crew “hand bombed” (passed from hand to hand) more food, water, wine and linens. It’s a real team effort to restock this hotel without the use of machines.

    We had free time this afternoon. There was the threat of a huge storm but we decided to chance it anyway. We walked around along the quay side of the Rhine, back into the old section of Koblenz, and then back to the ship along the Moselle side. We walked about 6 miles today. We need to do that every day!

    I sought technical help about all the trouble I’ve been having uploading pictures. There is no solution- the upload speed is dismal, and in a few days, we are going to lose our internet service all together. So, please be patient - I will do my best to keep you up to date on our adventures, but postings could be delayed several days.
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  • Day19

    Koblenz

    August 30, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Koblenz räknas som Tysklands vackraste stad. Kanske det, speciellt är i alla fall att precis här rinner Mosel ut i Rhen. Udden kallas Das Deutsche Ecke. Många åker hit bara för att fotograferas längst ut på udden. Denna helg är det dock musikfestival på udden och man har ställt 50 toaletter runt hela udden så den är helt blockerad, otroligt!
    Från udden går linbanan över Rhen upp till Ehrenbreitstein, ett av Europas största fort. Överraskande fina utställningar och en fantastisk utsikt över stan.
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  • Day11

    Sep 30 - Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

    September 30, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After lunch back at the ship, we had a couple of hours of free time so we decided to do more exploring. Across the Rhine River is the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The medieval castle on this site was razed to the ground by the French in 1799. What is there now was begun in 1817, when the Prussian government made Koblenz into a garrison town. We took a cable car over the river to get to the fortress. This cable car was built for the 2011 National Garden Festival that brought millions of visitors to Koblenz. The UNESCO authorities were aghast that such a structure had been built smack dab in the middle of one of its world heritage sites and they threatened to rescind the area’s designation. After much negotiation, UNESCO backed down and the cable car and the designation can live in harmony - but only until 2026. We’ll see what happens after that.

    The fortress is a huge, maze-like collection of buildings, with a layout designed to discombobulate invaders, and now, visitors. It sits 120 metres above the Rhine and is the second-largest preserved fortress in all of Europe. The views over the river are breathtaking. We could actually see where the water from the Moselle meets the Rhine and creates an eddy of two different colours of water.

    Dinner tonight will be special. We received an invitation to dine in the fancy-schmancy on-board restaurant called Portobellos. (Everyone eventually gets an invitation, so we are NOT special.) As I recall from last time, this will be a 7-course dinner and will likely take almost three hours!! Such decadence.
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  • Day30

    Alstadt

    July 18, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Nip into the Moselle River, now we can say we were on 3 rivers today...also Rhine and Main. Monument is King Wilhelm 1st ...

    Took a walking tour around the town square - very typical old buildings in great shape.Read more

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    Actual pieces of the Berlin wall, re-erected here as a memorial to its fall 7 Nov 1989. Eerie.

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  • Day28

    Sonne in Koblenz🌞

    May 28 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Mir wurde von meinem Gastgeber angeboten, dass ich auch noch eine weitere Nacht bleiben könnte. Erst dachte ich nur an die "verlorenen" Kilometer und war mir nicht so sicher🤔. Doch dann habe ich mich daran erinnert, dass es mir ja eigentlich auch um Entschleunigung geht und daran einiges zu sehen. Somit verbringe ich den heutigen Tag im schönen Koblenz😇. In der "Biwakschachtel" habe ich mir Trekkingstöcke, einen leichteren (aber auch dünneren) Schlafsack und einen Regenschirm zugelegt. Meinen schweren Schlafsack, der eigentlich für Minusgrade geeignet ist, werde ich demnächst nachhause schicken.
    Außerdem habe ich viel geschlemmt, bin durch die Stadt gelaufen, war am Deutschen Eck und habe mich in einen Schmuckladen verliebt😅. Ich konnte nicht anders als mir ein paar Ohrringe zu kaufen, die allerdings wohl erst Verwendung finden werden wenn ich wieder daheim bin. Wenn ich so durch die Stadt laufe merke ich wie sehr es mir fehlt mal wieder etwas anderes als Outdoorklamotten zu tragen. Aber das gehört eben dazu🤷‍♀️ Ich genieße jetzt noch weiter die Sonne im Park zwischen Rhein und Mosel und freue mich darauf heute Abend das erste mal seit langem wieder etwas "Richtiges" zu kochen. Morgen geht es dann mit der neuen Ausrüstung hoch auf die Ruppertsklamm😊
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    Mario Rudolph

    Fährt dort eine Seilbahn über den Rhein? Genieße die Zeit und lass es dir gut gehen. Du hast es dir verdient. 😘

    5/28/21Reply
    Annika Brauner

    Ja genau, aber kostet auch gut was😅

    5/28/21Reply
    Mario Rudolph

    Hier kann man die Gondeln besser erkennen.

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  • Day27

    Bendorf bis Koblenz

    May 27 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Die Motivation heute oben zu halten war selbst mit Musik im Ohr schwierig🤔. Klitschnasse und in den Pausen auch kalte Füße, trotz wasserdichter Socken🥶. Die Wege wieder ein Meer aus Matsch... Ein Wunder, dass ich mich noch nicht so richtig hingepackt habe. Der Römerturm war leider zugeschlossen und so habe ich mich in einer anderen Hütte verkrochen in meiner Mittagspause und sehnsüchtig gehofft, dass es aufhört zu regnen (Nein, meine Gebete wurden nicht erhört obwohl ich bis dahin schon über 10-mal hoffnungsvoll die Wetter App aktualisiert hatte)😅. Doch in Koblenz hatte ich das große Glück auf eine Couch, eine warme Dusche und einen weiteren sehr lieben Menschen zu treffen.😊 Und noch dazu soll die Regenstrecke ab morgen ein Ende haben 😍Read more

    Mario Rudolph

    Trotz des hässlichen Wetters hast Du viele schöne Impressionen festgehalten. Erhole dich schön und genieße die heiße Dusche. Ich hoffe deine Sachen trocknen wieder schnell. 😘

    5/27/21Reply
    Eva Brauner

    Kopf hoch, das Wetter wird bald besser.

    5/28/21Reply
    Eva Brauner

    Du bist in Gedanken bei uns und nicht alleine.

    5/28/21Reply
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  • Day2

    Il Deutches Eck

    December 6, 2015 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    Il Deutsches Eck si trova all'estremità di Coblenza, nel Land Renania-Palatinato, e rappresenta il punto di confluenza tra il fiume Mosella e il fiume Reno. Al centro del promontorio campeggia la statua equestre, alta 37 metri, dell'imperatore Guglielmo I, che è stata restituita al patrimonio artistico cittadino nel 1993 dopo le distruzioni subite nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale e che è stata inserita dall'Unesco nel patrimonio culturale nel 2002.Read more

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