Our next stop of the day was the Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial. It has 5,076 headstones and a wall of remembrance honouring 371 missing soldiers. It is a beautiful setting, lovingly maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The most famous person buried in the cemetery is General George Patton. He tragically died in December of 1945 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while returning from a hunting trip. His grave is viewed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Jens took us home via the scenic route. We stopped at a fabulous look out point which gave us sweeping views of the Moselle Valley, vineyards, a pretty village and the mountains in the distance. There was even a replica Roman ship puttering along in the river. What a mesmerizing view on a sunny afternoon.
Soon after the Luxembourg delegation returned, we set sail. Next port of call - Rūdesheim.Read more