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May 28, 2018 - The Romantic Rhine

Today we have driven along the Rhine River crossing it several times by ferry. Technically we've had a cruise or 2 on the Rhine. The Rhine is a very busy river. Both cruise ships and barges ply the river. There is even a hop on hop off boat! We have seen barges so loaded they are barely above the waterline. There prow leaves a deep wake. Others are so lightly loaded they barely fit beneath bridges, I'm sure. There are ferry boats, day cruises and of course Viking Cruises. We took the ferry from Braubach to Boppard...and parked. The Old Town...

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Jun 29, 2016 - Bacharach

Yesterday was mostly a travel day for us. We took a 4 hour train ride to Frankfurt, rented a car and drove another hour to the small town of Bacharach. We took naps and rested as we are all tired and Elizabeth is sick with a fever. We took a short stroll around the town that evening and went to dinner. The food was very German and was wonderful. Ryan had pork in an onion sauce, Elizabeth had goulache soup, I had bratwurst with mashed potatoes and sour kraut, and Emily had pasta. We even splurged and got desert. I got the creme brulee and it...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Day 22 Cycle Tour St Goar to Bacarach

Overview Woke up to rain but by the time we were ready to leave it was just overcast. After riding for about 45mins the rain started and we came across a train derailment. Caused by a landslide on the tracks next to the cycle path. It had happened a couple of hours earlier. We got past the cycle path roadblock and continued but the rain became heavier. Knowing the railway was blocked (it was our planned means of getting back to Koblenz ) we enquired in the next town and found we could get a boat back mid afternoon. With the heavy rain not...

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Jul 8, 2015 - Bacharach

Bacharach For 300 years (1300-1600) the town was bigger (approximately 4,000 people, which was huge back then), prosperous from the wine and wood trade, and politically powerful. Unfortunately charming Bacharach is now just a pleasant half-timbered village of 2,000 people working hard to keep its tourists happy. To quote the legendary European tour guide Rick Steves, Bacharach retains its time-capsule quaintness from long ago. Bacharach lies on the religious board of Germany and, like the country as a whole, a split between Catholics and...

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May 12, 2015 - All About Mike, Bacharach and the Rhine River

Mike was all shoulders back and chest out when we met our guide for our tour of Gerolstein ( Gerhardstein). A short version, 1300's Duke Gerald (something) built a castle for control of the river valley. The castle was expanded by Gerhard IV in the 1400's. The Castle and surrounding town was called Gerhardstein. Some where along the way name became Gerolstein through pronunciation. The Castle was destroyed in the 1600's by French cannon balls. The afternoon in Bacharach. Mike and Erny having a few. Dianne and Kathy peeking into shops. All...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Dubai/Bacharach

Thursday. Our big adventure started on Emirates very new Airbus A380-800 and it made the 14hr flight quite comfortable even though we were not allowed upstairs to business class. My reputation for being a very light traveller has taken a bit of a knock. Some warmer clothes are needed this time and so instead of 10.2kg I’ve started at 15.8kg. Heather even did better at 14.8kg but I reckon it’s because her suitcase is lighter. Friday. We landed in Dubai at 4.30am, an hour ahead of time, still dark when we arrived at the hotel and so paid...

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Jun 22, 2013 - Bacharach

Today we headed down the Rhine again to the town of Bacharach. We passed Burg Pfalzgrafenstein which sits in the middle of the Rhine. It was built by Ludwig the Bavarian in 1325 to levy tolls on Rhine shipping. The Rhine was busy and two boats looked as if they were having a race. The other aspect of this part of the Rhine is that it seems that on any hill promontory there is a medieval castle some in better state of repairs than others. We arrived at Bacharach and started our exploration. From the car park and across the railway (as always...

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May 26, 2013 - Mosel to Rhine river

May 26 2013 Today we biked 40 miles for a total of 295 miles. Cold Rain. Woke up today to rain. Rain that literally did not stop all day. Drenching cold rain. Biked in this quickly and slowly for about 5 hours. I was not drenched, but my hands and feet were cold and wet. When he stopped in Koblenz I could barely lock my bike up because my fingers were so cold. I think the temperatures stayed below 45 degrees all day. We left Ernst after a good breakfast at our Gasthaus. Cochem was pretty and a place to spend time but difficult to explore...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Bacharach, Germany

The drive from Stuttgart was very scenic with lots of fields and vineyards. Our next stop was to spend a couple days along the Rhine River. Our base was a small campground called Camping Sonnenstrand in the little town of Bacharach. Our site was right along the Rhine, where we could look out at the passing boat traffic on the river. We could walk to the boat docks and town within less than half mile. Perfect! Bacharach consists primarily of two parallel streets that stretch parallel to the Rhine along the base of a hillside. We spent a...

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Jul 3, 2011 - Bacharach day 2

We did just about nothing today. We decided to take it easy and not deal wih more trains and people and just lounge. We checked out the town down the hill from where we are staying and found a great restaurant cafe that had a large 3 course meal for only 7 euro, so we got a glass of reisling to sip and it was delicious. I wish i could say more about today but it was just a relaxation day.

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Jul 2, 2011 - Burg Eltz

Today we woke up a bit late and slowly worked our way outside to the boat tour area. There we decided that we would take a boat ride up the river to check out all the castles on the Rhein. Unfortunately, our boat was supposed to go all the way up to Koblenz but only went halfway. But for the time we were on there it was alright. It was windy and really cold. The best cold weather gear that we have are windbreakers, but we were forced to go up on deck outside because we had previously bought kebaps to eat for lunch and could not eat...

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May 26, 2011 - A day on the Rhine

We awoke to sunshine and went down for our generous breakfast—who knew a scrambled egg could be a novelty?! The Rick Steves tour from the night before didn’t eat everything, so we had our fill. (They were the ones who had all the better rooms!! We headed out to catch the 10:15 boat going down the Rhine, and rode on a pretty full boat for about an hour to St Goar. We had great views of the castles, viinyards, barges, and little towns along the way. The barge traffic is heavy with lots of cargo, including tankers. Most of them have living...

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