Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rhine River Cruise



Okey dokey! Now we are going to see some photos from the day cruise we took on the Rhine. You can take all kinds of cruises on the Rhine, but we were in the most picturesque part for the time we were there. There were castles all over as control of the Rhine was an important strategic move. Some of the castles had been controlled by robber barons. They would put a chain up across the river and rob folks going by or make them pay a hefty toll. One of the first photos is of the "mouse tower". Supposedly this bad bishop was put in there and was consequently eaten by mice. There is another castle that is on an island in the river and looks like a ship. Most of them are up on the hills along the Rhine. Some are ruins, some have been made into hotels, some are restored and open for tours. We got off in Bacharach (just like Burt)! and St. Goar. It was sort of a hop on, hop off tour by boat. I'll let you enjoy the photos....




















Mouse tower above

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Cool, Cool, cool and so picturesque! Robin looks good, she never changes! Looked so relaxing and beautiful!

Bandanamom said...

Really makes me wish I were heading off on a great vacation!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Loved taking a virtual tour of your vacation, Suzanne!