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  • Day14

    Oct 3 - Rudesheim

    October 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    We left about 3:00 p.m. on a little tram car train to go the Seigfried’s Mechanisches Musikkabinett for a tour led by the effervescent Rita. This is a museum containing the world’s best collection of self-playing musical instruments - from tiny music boxes to street organ grinders to a huge “Mighty Wurlitzer” pumping out carnival calliope-type music at full volume. We have been to this museum before, but it’s easy to visit again. There is no other museum like it.

    We took the nearby cable car that skims over the vineyards and goes to the Niederwald Monument. Made of 32 tons of bronze, this 35-ft tall symbolic figure of “Germania” was completed in 1883 to commemorate the unification of 25 small states into the country of Germany in 1871. The sweeping views from the hill top gave us yet another look at the beautiful Rhine River.

    We came back down on the cable car (had to stand in line in light rain for 15 minutes) then checked out the great Christmas store and then Drosselgasse - one of Germany's best know streets. This street is only about 10 feet wide and is packed with wine-bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. From lunchtime onwards, it’s full of traditional music and songs that follow contain only one theme - "wine, women and song”.

    We walked back to the ship rather than wait for the tram. Had dinner with Jane and Phil again - lots more laughs. Tonight’s after dinner entertainment, in keeping with the party theme in Rüdesheim, was a traditional Germany folk music band - think oom-ph-pah - done with an accordion, a clarinet and and a trumpet. The band played for about an hour, and 5 minutes after they were off the ship, we set sail. Next destination - Mannheim.
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  • Day14

    Oct 3 - Cruising the Rhine

    October 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    This morning and the early afternoon are all about just looking. We sailed all night back up the Moselle to Koblenz and back onto the Rhine River. The Middle Rhine Valley was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Here, the river forces itself into a narrow, winding valley where the scenery is spectacular with its ancient fortresses, many castles, tiny villages with half-timbered houses, jagged cliffs, old growth forests and hillside vineyards. We’re traveled this stretch three times now and it’s just as enchanting as it was the first time.

    After breakfast, we donned several layers and I added my trusty scarf, toque and gloves, and went to the top deck. We weren’t navigating under any low bridges so the back deck which sits three feet higher than the front deck was open. I walked three miles, around and around, but with ever-changing delightful scenery. Doug chatted with new friends.

    Kilometre 555 marks the location of the 430-ft. high cliff, known as at the Lorelei - it is one of the most famous sights of the Rhine Valley. The river narrows to just over 100 metres, and the treacherous currents and underground rocks have often caused ships to founder. Legend has us imagine the existence of a beautiful maiden sitting on the rock, combing her long hair and singing a sweet song that lures distracted sailors to their destruction. The modern bronze “Lorelei” statue near St. Goarshausen is from 1983.

    I retired inside after 3 hours because my phone battery was almost done - have used only my phone for photos on this trip. Doug had bailed earlier because he was cold. We continued to enjoy the fabulous views from the comfort of the lounge. Then I lost him - again. Found him in the gym working out. He may have been the first person to use that miniature gym on this cruise.

    About 2:00 p.m., the ship arrived in Rúdesheim, a town of 10,500 residents that plays host to over three million tourists per year. We are double-bunked again. We watched with amazement as the captain and his crew nudged the ship to within mere inches of the other ship without so much as the slightest bump. The crew ably hand loaded provisions onto the ship and garbage off the ship.

    More about the day in the next footprint.
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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).
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  • 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

  • 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.Read more

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

    Tschüss Rüdesheim

    November 28, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Schön wars. Ein sehr schöner klein großer Weihnachtsmarkt. Viele Stände nette Leute. Gefühlt war der Markt einen Kilometer lang. Beinahe in der gesamten Altstadt in vielen Gassen und Höfen gab es etwas leckeres.

    Ganz besonderen dank an dieser stelle an den Schweden-Finnland-Norwegen Stand. Der beste Glöcki den ich jemals getrunken habe. Und danke für die Erklärung des Elch-Bluts.
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Rüdesheim am Rhein, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Rudesheim

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