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River Cruise – Beer tasting in Bamberg

Bamberg Today we visited Bamberg, a lovely little city on the Main river. Beer Today was the day of beer and sausages, a visit to the Kolsterbau, one of the oldest (set up in 1533) brew houses in Bamberg. The speciality of the Bamberg master brewers is the so called “smoked beer” aka Rauchbier, which …

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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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The River Cruise – Moselle Valley – Moselle wine tasting

About Traben-Trarbach After lunch the river took us past some small towns, villages nestled amongst very steep vine covered hills.¬† After passing some locks,¬† we finally arrived in the twin city of of Traben-Trarbach. Traben is on one side of the river and Trarbach on the other. Traben-Trarbach is a wine and boat racing city. …

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The River Cruise – Moselle – Trier

Morning – Transit The morning is the transfer to the river cruise ship. She is waiting for us in Trier. So the group was taken by but about 4oo-ish or so KM east from Paris to Trier (Treves). The route took us through the Champangne region countryside, skirting around Riems, Verdun, Metz and finally heading …

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