Moselle and Rhine Rivers Sketchbook, Post 6, Rudesheim and Kaub, Germany
We stopped in Rudesheim for the eveing. Walked into town along a lovely riveside park on the Rhine. We found the main sqaure filled with neatly trimmed trees, flowers, and wine tasting stalls. We had a glass of Reisling to sit and sip as we enjoyed the evening air. We spent the next day cruising down the Rhine passing castle village one after another as we rounded each bend in the river. We were treated to a demonstration of how to make a Rudesheim Coffee with brandy. Delicious!! We passed Kaub, with the iconic Pfalzgrafenstein Castle on anisland in the middle of the river. Chains stretched across the river used to block the way of boats passing until a toll was paid to the keepers of the castle, then allowed to pass. No tolls today!