Today we woke up in Koblenz. Koblenz is located at the confluence of the mind and the Mosel river. Some of the people on the ship took a tour of the Marksburg castle which sits on the hill above the city. Being as it is a new castle built in the 1850s, we did not go but instead Patricia and I simply wanted around Koblenz for a while. We wandered off into town for the plaza one by a couple of the churches went down to the river and then back to the boat. We were only out for about an hour or so. We then left Koblenz and continued on down the river. We made a stop at Braubach later in the morning to pick up the people who had done the extended tour in Koblenz. The rest of the day we spent cruising down the river. At 6 o’clock they had a meeting of the Viking Explorer society. These are people who have done more than one trip on a Viking River cruise. There were about 10 or 11 others in the group and surprisingly Tricia and I, with six cruisers, had done most cruises of anyone else in the group.
Cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine, stopping in Koblenz to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. After your tour, continue cruising this stunning stretch of the Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point and is named after the legendary Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their demise. Lunch and dinner are served aboard your ship.