Shauna Bickley

This Time Last Year… Rhine

Posted on Saturday 29th August 2020 by Shauna Bickley

If you’ve read the previous post then you’ll know that our visit to Koblenz and the Rhine was part of our rail trip. While we had an amazing time on all the other stops on our trip, for me, this was the highlight. When we lived in Germany we had some amazing holidays in different countries, but we always stopped off at Rudesheim on our way home and so a visit back there was high on our list of things to do. The rail trip back from Budapest took us to Vienna, a short stop there and then the overnight train. A sleeper train was another first and having a shower in the tiny bathroom while the train sped along was fun!

Koblenz is situated on the banks of the Rhine and the Moselle. Deutsches Eck (German Corner) is the headland where both rivers meet. We have very happy memories of visiting Koblenz for the Rhine in Flames festival, unfortunately for us we weren’t able to make the dates for the festival last year but still enjoyed revisiting the city.

There are so many Rhine cruises the choice is overwhelming. During the planning stages of our trip we realised we were running out of time (and money) at this point and decisions had to be made! Our main interest was to revisit Rudesheim and so we chose a day cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim to give us the taste of the Rhine and an opportunity to visit the place that meant most to us. We didn’t regret that choice. There are so many lovely towns and villages along the Rhine, not to mention castles, that there are photo opportunities all along the river.

The day cruise was great and I’m thrilled to say that Rudesheim was very much as we remembered it. A fabulous end to a wonderful trip.

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