VANTAGE RHINE RIVER CRUISE, part 22 Fall, 2016

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OOPS!!  I goofed.  In my last post, I said we were in Boppard, but actually, it was Mainz.  Then, we got onto the ship to go to Boppard.  Here are some more scenes from the ship along the way.

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More vineyards…..

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Some more churches…..

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Still more churches…..

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Obviously, a train going through a tunnel.  The trains in Germany are electric with wires overhead, like the old Atlanta street cars  They don’t use diesel engines like they do here.

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This is the exit of the tunnel.  The Germans built the façade like a church during World War II in hopes the allies wouldn’t bomb it since it appeared to be a church.

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The legend of Lorelei (Loreley):  On the east shore of the Rhine River atop a steep rock lives Lorelei.  She has on a white dress and a wreath of stars in her hair.  She is very beautiful but the song she sings is even more beautiful – so beautiful that no one can resist her song.  Her song lures sailors to her and no sailor who tries to reach Lorelei ever returns.  Her story is too long to relate here, so if you like to read more, simply google the German legend of Lorelei.  It’s a fun read.

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And a couple of more churches…..

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Finally, we dock in Boppard.  This is Sunday, so I guess most of the people were in church.

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Quite a majestic door!

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This souvenir shop had hundreds of beer steins.  Some were not cheap, ranging from 60 Euros on up.

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I love the intricacy of these German clocks.

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This one was 1600 Euros. (A Euro at that time was worth $1.05).  I was going to buy a few for gifts,  but I couldn’t get them home.

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The St. Severus Church in Boppard.

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The inside of the St. Severus Church.

Debbie and I are hoping you are enjoying your cruise with us!

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