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  • Day18


    July 14, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    L'Europe en Camping Car recommended a visit to Rüdesheim am Rhein so we drove the few kilometres down river. Whilst there were many interesting looking buildings the place seemed to have become very much a tourist hotspot with Viking Cruise piers, kebab houses and souvenir shops. There was even Hollywood style 'Rüdesheimer Rottland' lettering on the vine clad hillside!

    Deciding to move on, we followed directions from 'Aunty Satiya' who told us to cross the river. It was only when we reached the ferry terminal that we realised there was no bridge to cross! After a few seconds of indecision, we boarded with questions like 'how much is this going to cost?' and 'do we need a ticket?' ringing in our ears. It worked out great, with the ticket master asking us how long the van was and charging us just less than €10.

    As we are doing a Rhein tour we were keen to wake up with a view of the river so we splashed out €16.50 to stay at Bingen's riverside campsite (still much cheaper than the majority of places in the UK!). It turns out that having crossed the river, not only did we have a view of the Rhein but we got to watch the sun set and rise over it too!

    A tandem ride through the adjacent nature reserve revealed a refreshing display of flora and fauna, including Black Kites, nesting Storks, a range of butterflies and damselflies and stunning poppies in barley fields.

    We used our last day at the campsite to pluck up the guts and head out in the canoe. The nature reserve was sectioned off from the main part of the river by a wall running down the channel, but as the river was in flood, the water had risen over it and the flow was still fast. 3.5km upstream and back satiated our yearning for the water and we returned happy (and about 4 times as quickly as we'd headed out!)
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  • Day25

    Romance town

    September 14, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    So last night wasnt great...
    I think we can safely say that will be our most expensive but easily the crappiest accommodation for our trip...
    Everyone had a pretty average (and very sweaty) sleep...

    Anyway- early start (in the dark) to catch a train in to Mainz and we were on our way...

    Illy and I headed off as the sprint team to beat the heat...
    Whilst I was standing with the bikes outside the supermarket in Etville, waiting for Illy, I was chatting to a lovely older German man. He had asked if we were touring and where we were going etc. I told him that I had found the last few days a bit boring scenery wise and he said "thats ok- because you are just about to ride the most romantic part of the Rhine, the scenery is fantastic"...
    Which was right but also was especially funny due to fact that Illy and I were riding alone today (after getting the pleasure of sharing a bed in the weird craphole apartment the previous evening)

    We rode along a path on the Rhine for most of the day, and it was pretty nice scenery!
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  • Day30

    Siegfrieds Music Museum

    April 24, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    With the strech of castles in the Rhine Gorge behind us, we arrived in the lovely little town of Ruedesheim It is in a wide and very calm section of the river and high on the hills around it are many vineyards.

    We hopped in a little train-tractor that toured quickly thorough the narrow streets to the Music Museum. This was housed in an old building that had paint friezes from the 16th century. The museum was filled with various mechanical musical instruments that had been restored to working order. Some had hundreds of moving parts and some used etched drums to play the music. Our guide set them playing and it was quite magical to see the one with violins hiding in cubbyholes of a piano playing (a violino).Read more

  • Day20

    Siegfred's Mechanical Music Instruments

    July 8, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    The largest collection of working mechanical music instruments and cabinets in the world. Some instruments are 300+ years old. Siegfried started the collection and still lives at the museum even though nearly 90 yo. Quite extraordinary. Just a few featured in these pics...they played about 20 for us, some not exactly perfect, but incredibly engaging nonetheless. There's not a digital control in the place, everything is purely mechanical.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 5 Rudesheim

    September 3, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Visited the Marksburg castle this morning. Very interesting. Back on ship for lunch. Had lunch on the sun deck. Domenique, our program director, then gave us comments on the history and statistics of each portion of this part of the Rheine as we cruised south. Docked in Rudesheim. Walked through the town area. Had dinner in town. Wiener schnitzel and apple strudel with Rudesheim coffee to follow. Great day.Read more

  • Day8

    Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

    June 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We disembarked in Rudesheim Germany and went for tour to the Siegried's Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. It was amazing some very interesting large scale musical instruments and some very weird and scary looking. The tour guide was very informative but a little scary.

  • Day8

    Rudesheim History and Coffee

    June 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Rudesheim is a wine-making town in Germany's Rhine Gorge. It lies on the bank of the Main, at the foot of the Rhine and belongs to the Frankfurt Rhine Main Region, one of Germany's biggest tourist attractions.
    The Drosselgasse Lane, the heart of Rudesheim's old town, is full of beautifully decorated restaurants, shops and live entertainment that plays all day and all night during the summer months. Built in the 15th century, the Drosselgasse was quite busy and a lovely town.

    After walking the streets and taking in all the history of Rudesheim it was time for coffee.

    Rudesheim has its own style of coffee invented by a TV chef in 1957. Asbach Uralt brandy and sugar cubes are added to a specially designed mug . The brandy is flambéed and stirred for a minute until the sugar dissolves. Strong coffee is added, followed by a topping of thickly whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar. Chocolate flakes are scattered onto the cream as a garnish. It was yummy.
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  • Day2

    Van Boppard naar Rüdesheim

    November 26, 2014 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 5 °C

    Goed geslapen na een gevecht met het kussen, oogjes even open om half vijf met het gedacht dat de maan binnenscheen maar het was een straatlantaarn, daarna terug in slaap tot kwart voor acht.
    Het buffetontbijt staat van 7,30 tot 9u en het was ruim voorzien. We waren al snel aan de Lorelei en iedereen stond op het zonnedek om foto's te nemen. Het was minder spectaculair als vorige keer, mogelijk door het mindere verkeer op de Rijn maar ook een betere schipper en/of een beter schip?
    Nog wat Tai Chi om de spieren los te gooien en cocoonen in de kajuit we varen tot half twee en leggen dan aan in Rüdesheim.
    Maar voor we daar zijn nog een middagmaal zoals we zelf gekozen hebben bij het ontbijt:
    Crèmesoep van kikkererwten en spek
    Mahi Mahi; goudmakreelfilet met selder, tuinbonen en kruidencouscous
    Appelstrudel met vanille-ijs.
    Na het geslaagde middagmaal gaan we wandelen naar Rüdesheim, gelukkig is het terug droog want deze voormiddag viel er een druilerige regen, het is 8°. Langs de kade staan kraampjes, hier is het een Weinachtsmarkt der Nationen. We wandelen via de Drosselgasse naar boven, daar zijn allemaal winkeltjes dus er kunnen geen kraampjes meer staan, tot de Oberstrasse waar weer kraampjes staan. We drinken een gesoigneerde Rüdesheimer kaffé, dit wil zeggen aan tafel geflambeerd, de prijs navenant (7,50€/pp) maar we voelen ons dan een koning te rijk! En Dirk vond een handgemaakte kaasschaaf uit Finland aan 15€ te duur! Omdat de zetellift naar het Niederwald Denkmal het niet doet wandelen we maar de Panorama wandeling door de wijngaarden. Bladeren zijn er niet meer aan de wijnstokken maar op sommige wijngaarden hangen nog druiven, ik denk dat men deze laat hangen om op de eerste vorst te wachten om er ijswijn van te maken, maar ze zijn ondertussen al uitgedroogd. Dan wandelen we weer via de kraampjes, achter iedere hoek staan er weer andere, terug naar het schip. We hebben nog een uurtje om ons te verfrissen en het diner komt er aan, we durfden onderweg geen braadworst eten omdat we anders ons lekker avondmaal niet zouden opkrijgen.
    Gerookte zalmterrine met komkommer en dille- zure dressing
    Helder runderbouillon met pannekoekreepjes
    Botervis of parelhoenborst met ratatouille en aardappeltaart
    Het is heerlijk, juist genoeg en fijn opgediend. De kerstmarkt is dicht vanaf 8u en Dirk zijn pees doet pijn dus houden we het gezellig op het schip, wat UNO spelen en dan is het bedtijd.
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  • Day1

    Franken 2018

    May 30, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    1. Station ist das Schloss Vollrads in den Weinbergen oberhalb von Rüdesheim. Von hier aus wird morgen nach Eltville gewandert und abends sind wir mit einer Freundin im Gutsrestaurant verabredet. Und wir sind hier zumindest heute Abend komplett alleine hier. Wunderbar...

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