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Preparations for the Christmas markets are well...
Preparations for the Christmas markets are well underway, huts have been put up, decorations in the streets have been prepared for Monday, when they can officially be lit, i.e. after Sunday of the...
ARosa family cruises ARosa - a German...
ARosa family cruises

ARosa - a German company - has been offering river cruises with families in mind for a few years now but will extend their offerings in 2018:...
Btimmer, thank you for taking the time to...
Btimmer,

thank you for taking the time to post from your cruise. Have a lovely dinner and very enjoyable entertainment afterwards. A couple more castle for you tomorrow, then, before you reach...
Looking ahead into 2019... ... AmaWaterways...
Looking ahead into 2019...

... AmaWaterways has big plans, the AmaMagna (as has been previously mentioned in another thread) will launch on the Danube, where the wide locks allow a river ship...
Hello I_r_a, Thank you for your review....
Hello I_r_a,

Thank you for your review. Photo 4, I see you went to the butterfly garden at Sayn and saw the blue ones. I must say, they do look appealing:...
Johann Gottfried Tulla and the straightening of...
Johann Gottfried Tulla and the straightening of the Rhine ... and mass tourism

I am going back in time a bit, to 1817, when the Rhine valley looked different from today. Quite a while ago I...
Hello M&Rsquared, Thank you very much. ...
Hello M&Rsquared,

Thank you very much.

The webcam shows Kaiser Wilhelm on his pedestal and the town of Koblenz behind him to the left. At the front to the left one can make out the Viking...
The Moselle gets a new ferry With many...
The Moselle gets a new ferry

With many bridges having been built in the last 60 years there are fewer ferries crossing the river. But one that is still there is the service connecting the villages...
The water level literally doubled within 48 hours...
The water level literally doubled within 48 hours at Kaub and Koblenz from the 12th to the 14th. I was getting slightly nervous... But the level has already peaked upstream in the Upper Rhine valley...
Info to post #259 Beyond the standard ports......
Info to post #259 Beyond the standard ports... part 9 concerning St. Goar

I wrote: "... Viking has chosen St. Goar as a stop on its fairly new itinerary Paris to the Swiss Alps. It is a...
Hello three4rd, Gershwin laid his hands on...
Hello three4rd,

Gershwin laid his hands on the Lorelei song!? Uahhh... On the hill there is a documentation centre, a shop and a viewing platform. There is also an amphitheatre (modern) for...
In Breisach people have enjoyed a trip into...
In Breisach people have enjoyed a trip into nature with a group that goes to a Black Forest village, I think it was Avalon. A small church on a hill that was picturesque. Perhaps Ama offers it. Other...
Back to the Moselle and the cycle route along the...
Back to the Moselle and the cycle route along the river. It is popular with German cyclists and a great way to see the landscape. Some companies, both European and North-American, now offer short...
Hello Daisi, I have found the "zucchini or...
Hello Daisi,

I have found the "zucchini or WWII bomb" story: http://www.dw.com/en/wwii-bomb-scare-leads-german-police-to-heavy-zucchini/a-41229185

When you scroll down you will find some...
Hello Daisi, thank you for your kind words....
Hello Daisi,

thank you for your kind words. Hope we get a little bit of flooding actually, in February, to get it over with and leave some water in the river for early Summer, that would be best!...
Hello Shoe King, as you are travelling at...
Hello Shoe King,

as you are travelling at the end of November you could be able to see at least one or two towns with their Christmas market(s) already open. Generally they open after Sunday of...
Sounds good. A different look at all those river...
Sounds good. A different look at all those river landscapes, from a nature and geography point of view. The article mentions Grube Messel, a great place for fans of natural history, I highly...
Patience, patience, please OP. Fuel...
Patience, patience, please OP.

Fuel Science, I was going to suggest CroisiEurope, but cannot access prices from my "based in Germany" computer.

I also throw Arosa river cruises into the...
Sorry to read that, OneSixtyToOne, but I am glad...
Sorry to read that, OneSixtyToOne, but I am glad you are now looking forward to time in the town.

The renovation work had been in the planning for a while and I had mentioned it in this thread...
Hello Chris, inevitably, I fear, you will...
Hello Chris,

inevitably, I fear, you will end up once more in Rüdesheim! Not sure for how long the ferry runs in the evening but you could go over to Bingen or even better try and make your way to...
I had posted the list of ships registered in...
I had posted the list of ships registered in Switzerland last year, here is the updated list: http://www.test.swiss-ships.ch/rheinschiffahrt/startframe_rhein.html

Those of interest to us are those...
Shipsealand, as previous posters have...
Shipsealand,

as previous posters have pointed out Roth is an unusual choice for an excursion or stop. I myself have not been there either. It looks very appealing, though, from what the website of...
My first reaction to the word "Cunard" was AMA....
My first reaction to the word "Cunard" was AMA. But I am not an ocean cruiser. Having seen both Avalon and AmaWaterways on the river I would say that from a first glance point of view you might feel...
Hello tobique33040, thank you. Perhaps I...
Hello tobique33040,

thank you. Perhaps I should start a thread for 2018... If all goes well and if popular demand on CC keeps up (thank you everyone :):):) who has expressed their interest in the...
Just to follow this up about the tooth (two in...
Just to follow this up about the tooth (two in fact). Other experts have come foreward and question the archeologists findings about the teeth. Ape or ape-like creatures? They will now debate the...