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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Through the Heart of Europe -- Part 5, The Rhine Gorge

Back on the boat we headed down the middle course of Rhine past numerous picturesque castles and towns. Here are a few of the things we saw.

Through the morning we sailed past castle after castle on our way to Boppard. 

This is the Ehrenfels castle.

Eventually we pulled into Boppard where we paused for a while. We ate lunch, then some of us took a walking tour of the town while others boarded a bus for a tour of the Marksburg castle.

Back on the river. Contrails in the sky.

Schloss Liebeneck

Then, towering above us, the Marksburg Castle, the only hilltop castle in the region that was never destroyed.

The town of Lahnstein.

Approaching Koblenz

Castle Ehrenbreitstein

The "German Corner" of Koblenz, where we docked for the night. The mounted statue is of Bismark.

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