Tuesday of our Thanksgiving week vacation saw us spending the day sailing through the historic Upper Middle Rhine Valley, home to castles, historic towns, and vineyards.
Deutsches Eck, a headland where the Moselle and Rhine Rivers meet. The area features a monument to German emperor William I and three parts of the Berlin Wall. My eye was most drawn to an extremely solid-looking mooring ring with its green patina.
Marksburg Castle, which has the distinction of being the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed. The view up the river from the castle walls was impressive.
Maus Castle ...
Living like we do in a town that was just incorporated in 1961, seeing and visiting places whose recorded history goes back more than a thousand years is a treat in any weather!