Castles of the Middle Rhine

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June 18th 2013
Published: August 29th 2017
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The Paddle Steamer that we took a boat trip on today.
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The Rhine is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. The Rhine Gorge between Rudesheim and Koblenz is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and that is the section of the river that we took a boat trip on today.

We caught the boat at 9.00am at Koblenz and arrived at Bacharach at 1.30pm. After walking around this medieval town, we caught the boat back to Koblenz, arriving back at Koblenz at 6.00pm. Some of the houses in Bacharach date back to the 1300's.

The trip was great, with a new castle almost at every bend of the river. The boat we caught was a Paddle Steamer run by Koln Dusseldorfer Shipping Co, the best known shipping company on the Rhine River.

It was a hot day today, topping 33 degrees, so it was good to spend the day on the water with a cool breeze.

Off to Trier, the oldest town in Germany tomorrow.

Additional photos below
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Marksburg Castle Marksburg Castle
Marksburg Castle

The best preserved castle on the Middle Rhine.
Maus Castle Maus Castle
Maus Castle

Another mighty castle perched high above the river.
The Ancient Customs Office The Ancient Customs Office
The Ancient Customs Office

located in the middle of the Rhine River, which levied taxes on passing trade.
Burg KatzBurg Katz
Burg Katz

another well preserved castle.

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