Late yesterday evening we crossed over the the Mosel to the Rhine, passing the German Corner in Koblenz at sunset. We must be going against the current now because whenever I look down at the water it seems we’ve picked up a speedy pace, and then I look up at the shore line to see that we’re actually docked and not moving at all. Ha!
This morning we headed up the Marksburg Castle, one of the only castles in the region that has remained intact since its fortification. The cobblestones at the entrance were worn and as uneven as the slate hillsides we’ve been cruised past and our guide explained to us the reason for the different sizes of doorways is because knights used to ride in on their horse.
The inside was fascinating, from the giant fireplace used for cooking to the “modern” toilet in the Knight’s Hall dining room where they’d actually leave the door open while doing their business so they wouldn’t miss the conversation. Guess they weren’t as bashful as we are today. I do keep giggling every time I see a sign with the word “fahrt.”
The rest of the day was life on the river, watching vineyards, villages and hilltop castles float by as we enjoyed German coffees and cakes. The food on this cruise as been incredible and I’m so stuffed that I can’t wait to get some running miles in when I get home!
Here’s a recap of our day in pictures …
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