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  • Day21

    One ladt castle: Marksburg

    June 18, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We rode onto to Boppard this morning, then crossed the river on another little ferry to visit Marksburg castle. This one was never conquered or destroyed so although it's not big it was interesting, we did the guided tour with an English speaking guide, and picked up lots of trivia. Did you know there were 25,000 castles in Germany?

    Then on to Koblenz, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine. At the confluence, a point known as Deutsches Eck, there is a huge statue of Emperor Wilhelm 1, who died in 1888. If you look carefully you will see Jan up there on the side.

    Just another note of interest: these cigarette vending machines are very common. In small villages with no shops you will always see a vending machine.
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