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Rhine Valley

Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I love Castles. that is what brought me to the Rhineland area and I got way more than I had bargained for. I was hard to peel myself away from that area to explore the rest of Germany. The grape vines everywhere, the castles the amazing people made our trip to Germany feel like we were coming home.

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Los Angeles, CA
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111 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I think it's important to contrast the Rhine with the nearby Mosel River Valley. The Rhine is much wider and has trains running on each side of it. The Mosel is narrower and has small (but paved) roads. Also, being wider, the Rhine transports many more shipments of goods on large barges, as well as tourist boats. The Mosel not... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wonderful way to spend 3 hours. The views are amazing and sitting on the Deck of Avalon Felicity was outstanding.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every shade of green all blending in to make a feast for the eyes as you travel along on a River Cruise of the Rhine

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was recommended this trip by a friend. Stayed in a B and B in Bacharach after driving from Belgium. The Rhine valley is incredibly picturesque with its numerous storybook castles and vineyards. Bacharach is very pleasant to walk around. We took the short KD cruise to St.Goar followed by a trek up Castle Rheins, which had a special event... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
83 attraction reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The best collection of castles in Germany are packed into the 65 kilometer stretch of the Rhine Valley known as the Rhine River Gorge, also known as the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, between the pretty riverside towns of Rüdesheim and Koblenz. Seeing all the castles crowning the hilltops along this stretch of the Rhine River at their... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After being away for 17 years, it was good to be back. I love this area, lots of castles, good hotels nearby and the food is great! Watching the fireworks around the Rhine was a special experience. Would do that again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Rhine valley is very pretty. The river is used a great deal for transporting goods and there are railway lines on both sides of the river - don't let this put you off, it does not distract from the wonderful scenery.

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Colorado, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Rhine Valley, especially the section between Bacharach and St. Goar, is one of the loveliest and most interesting areas of Germany. It has a "people-sized" scale about it. River cruises on the boats that do round-trips in this section are reasonably priced (about 10 Euros for the round-trip) and they provide a lovely excursion for the day, enabling passengers... More

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Massapequa, NY
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have returned many times to the area and there is much to see and do. If weather is OK then plan your river cruise for the day. Most last just a half day round trip. Consider one way and take a local train back. You do have to research as you do not want to disembark a cruse only... More

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