Day 4 – Koblenz, Castle Marksburg, and the Middle Rhine Valley (Dave)

Today we visited the charming village of Koblenz.

Passengers got off the ship, boarded a bus, and were driven to a nearby castle called Marksburg Castle.

Marksburg was one of the very few castles along the Rhine that survived the centuries intact despite multiple wars and conflicts.

Here are a few photos from the visit:

Narrow passages.

Charming accessories (special for women who talk too much…)

Velma trying on a new hat for Mike.

After leaving the Marksburg castle, we continued our sail up river on the Rhine, passing a couple of dozen castles along the way. Here is a sample. (After a few castles, they all begin to look alike.)

A brief word about the weather so far. It’s been cloudy, cold, and punctuated by brief showers. Very little sun. Hopefully, we will get clearer weather when we get farther south.


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