Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rhine River Cruise, Day Three (afternoon): Rudesheim

We returned to our Felicity after our morning in Mainz and during lunch the ship departed for Rudesheim (the official name is Rudesheim am Rhein) just a few miles downstream. Rudesheim is a pleasant little Rhine Valley wine town that … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Three: Mainz

On Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012 we found ourselves in Mainz, another 2000 year-old city with a 1000 year-old cathedral. Mainz was a little different than the other cities we visited so far. Its cathedral isn’t as tall as Strasbourg’s … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two (afternoon): Heidelberg

On Tuesday afternoon, May 15th,  my wife and I split up for the first and only time during the cruise. I decided to go on the bus for the History and Castle Ruins tour while Bee joined the shoppers of … Continue reading

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Rhine River Cruise, Day Two: Speyer

We went on two excursions on our first day in Germany: Speyer, a small town with a huge cathedral,  in the morning and the famous old college town of Heidelberg in the afternoon. From the ship we walked through the … Continue reading

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