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2014 Germany / Czechia Travel Blog

Mittelrhein ( The Middle Rhine)

This Hilton really put on a spread for their breakfast buffet. Swedish meatballs and eggs are yummy and I have it free for being a Hilton diamond member. After breakfast I grab a train to Bingen where I caught another train to Koblenz. Koblenz is at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhein rivers. That’s as far north as I went on the train and turned around to head back stopping at Boppard and Bacharach. There are so many castles along this stretch of the Rhein you can’t see them all from the train. Some lie between train stations so there no way to see them close up unless you drive a car, ride a bike or walk to them. You can see them from a boat but you’ll just pass them by. I would definitely recommend renting a car for the day and driving from Bingen to Koblenz. The road is good and there are pull off spots to view castles. Stop in several villages because they are delightful.
Another wonderful day of weather. I can’t believe how good the weather has been on all my trips to Europe.
Heading home tomorrow with a flight out if Frankfurt. Boo Hoo