Castles along the Rhine

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It was an incredible site to travel up the Rhine and see all the old castles on the hillsides along the way. The Middle Rhine region is famous for wine growing and castles. Some of the castles are still in ruin, but many of them have been taken care of and in some cases people live in them. Imagine staying in a hotel that was once a medieval castle. An interesting thing to me was that the rows of vines in the vineyard were planted vertical rows rather than horizontal. Some of our tour group climbed the Castle at Koblenz, but the rest of the castles were seenย  as we passed by, moving up river.

Ancient stones still stand

Castles with stories to tell

Vines grow // wine still flows

 

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This is the castle at Koblenz. The more able bodied persons made the climb while the rest of us went to the Fortress on a bus.

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

 

28 thoughts on “Castles along the Rhine

  1. Great photos, Dwight. I almost hate to single any out, but I especially like the third photo with the castle above the church spire, the fourth with the towers contrasting with the homes, and the ninth with the stone cliff emphasizing the castle beyond it.

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