The ship stayed docked in Rhudesheim, Germany until 9:00 AM. I walked briskly through the town to get a few photos in the daylight.
It was quite foggy as we were departing, which worried us that we wouldn’t get to see the best scenery on the cruise. Luckily within minutes the fog lifted. It was quite amazing to see all the castles on the hills along the river. Apparently castles went out of fashion when weapons got powerful enough to easily destroy them.
We docked in Koblenz, Germany shortly before 1:00 PM. We had a short walking tour through the historical section of town. During the free time after the walking tour we went up the “Seilbahn” cable car up over the Rhine to a fortress on the other side.
At 4:00 PM we departed on a tour of Marksburg Castle. It was a short drive from Koblenz. It was a wonderful tour. They had furniture in the rooms and the castle itself was very well maintained.
After returning from the castle we walked around a nearby church and the statue “Deutches Eck” where the Moselle and Rhine river merge.
Because it was my birthday the ship had left a bottle of Champagne in my room. They also brought out a cake with a sparkler at dinner.