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Munich and the Rhine

Munich to Basel, and Riquewihr

sunny 53 °F

After a sobering day at Dachua we completed our tour of the Bier Kellers with a stop at the Hofbrau House. As it was the day of the spring celebration, it was hopping but the service was horrible. Bier Madchens have been replace with a number of middle Eastern waiters. Just not the same...

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Yesterday our only task was the 5 hour plus train ride from Munich to Basel, switching trains in Ulm, to get to our awaiting riverboat AMAKristina, on the Rhine river. We arrived without a hitch, and enjoyed the German countryside.

After unpacking it was time for the Captain's Welcome aboard cocktail party, and the dinner for our group in the specialty restaurant!
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Today we visited the wonderful little town of Riquewihr, France in the middle of the southern Alsace wine region. A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Riquewihr looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century. It is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, or Les plus beaux villages de France. Originally the property of the Dukes of W├╝rttemberg, the town was converted to Protestantism in the 16th century. Historically, Riquewihr served as a Winzerdorf or "wine village" as a trading hub for Alsatian and German wine.

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We arrived back at the ship for lunch and continued on down the Rhine towards Amsterdam.
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Posted by rpickett 08:22 Archived in Germany Tagged riquewihr Comments (0)

Switzerland and the Rhine

Breisach, Germany

sunny 70 °F

Our first stop on the voyage was at Breisach Germany, a quaint little town of just over 16,000 inhabitants. We ended up on a tour to Riquewihr France, one of the most beautiful villages in France in the middle of the Alsace region. The weather was perfect which produced some great colors in the French wine vineyards. This village is more than 400 years old, and largely escaped the ravages of World War II. You can wander the streets and get a great picture of life in the 16th century.
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