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Rhine River tour..

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today we went to koblenz n boppard..both of which are towns along the rhine river..it was a whole lot fun..these 2 towns are nto packed with tourists nor locals..even tho we went on a ssturday..and the pace of life there is very slow n leisurely..it feels real comfortable..to top it up..it has great views of the rhine river..together with the buildings there really made everything really nice...we first went to koblenz which was an hr of train ride from Koln..when we reached we got a map from the tourist info counter n decided juz to proceed to the river n then walk from there...walk-along-the-river.jpgcos it was lunch time..we had lunch by the river..O my...nice feeling to be slacking by the river having lunch..it feels so good u wun wanna leave...then we decided to proceed and to start looking at other sites..incidentally we found the deutsches eck..n it turned out to be a major site of Koblenz..it is acutally a promontory built on a sandback right at the river confluence(of Rhine & Moselle). at-the-sta..hes-Eck.jpgIn the place now is a statue of Kaiser Willhelm II. we then walked around the city area and decided to make our way to Boppard..Boppard is 20km south of Koblenz..by train takes bout only 10 minutes which is super good..ahaha..when we got there we din noe where the tourist information booth was so had to do without a map..but lonely planet mentioned this chairlift..1884188.jpgso we juz searched for it..and found it!! we took the ride up...it was a bit scary ar..for someone with vertigo.. but it was still manageable..after reaching we hafta walk a bit to Vierseenblick, a hill top site which gives very good view of the horse shoe shaped bend of the rhine river..supposedly the bendiest bend... bendiest-b..e-river.jpgafter spending some tiem there of cos with some shots we descended the hill top...and made our way to the city area...in this town a lot of the roman remains are present in the streets n houses...more-shots..he-town.jpgand they even have an archaelogical park that has the original Roman camp walls..together with graves of the Frankish era..after this 2 places..the clouds came..and we decided to make our way back..it was in all a wonderful trip...for a nature lover!!!

Posted by loiloikoh 18:51 Archived in Germany

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