A German must-do is a Rhine River cruise!
We chose to go northbound from Rudesheim to Koblenz, or at least we thought we were going to Koblenz.
At the ticket booth we discovered that since it was late in the season, the boat only goes to Sankt Goarhousen, quite a bit short of our intended destination.
Never fear – Germany public transport is amazing and we could tell through the Deutsche Bahn app that we could catch a train from Sankt Goarhousen up to Koblenz, and very cheaply.
This section of the Rhine is dotted with castles everywhere – it seems that every single turn on the river brings a new castle into view, along with vineyards, churches, and picturesque little villages.
Waiting for our K-D river cruise to depart from Rudesheim.
Off the Stern
Watching Rudesheim disappear behind us.
The Rheinstein Castle is one of our first castles, and a great example of the typical river castle along the Rhine.
The octagonal turrets are interesting, most turrets are round to deflect cannonballs.
Niederheimbach is a charming little village as we continue up the river.
I believe that the Halbrundturm is now a hotel/bed and breakfast.
Very photogenic little village.
Burg Gutenfels sits high above Kaulb, surrounded by vineyards.
The Liebfrauenkirche in Overwesel throws a bright splash of color against the green hillsides.
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