Category: Rhine

Rhine River

River Cruise – Heidelberg and Aschaffenburg

Heidelberg Heidelberg is located on the Neckar river, which is a major tributary of the Rhine. It is generally agreed that there has been a Roman fort and a relaed settlement in this area as far back as 40AD. The modern city was founded  1169. In 1386, Heidelberg University was founded by Rupert I, Elector …

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River Cruise – Castles of the Middle Rhine

Koblenz to Bingen The stretch of the Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen is called the “Romantic Rhine” and it is littered with ruins and 19th century Romantic Movement inspired copies of older castles…  Here are some of them: Some of the castles Schloss Stolzenfels: – A toll station since 1200’s. Destroyed in 1698 by the …

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The River Cruise – Koblenz and Marksburg (castle)

Koblentz Koblenz lies at the confluence of the Rhine, Moselle and the Lahn rives. This is where the Romans took over an ancient hill fort on the Festung Ehrenbreitstein hill which overlooks the confluence of the Rhine and  Moselle from the eastern bank of the river. A stone Roman bridge over the Rhine was also located …

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