I’d like to dedicate this post to my Aunt Lori. She is having dreams of cruising down the Rhine and taking in the German countryside. Today we will take a journey to the river valley. Here is how you can contribute:
1. Each Sunday, a place will be set as the theme (it could be a city, landmark, national park, etc.)
2. If you are familiar with the place and would like to contribute, you will write a post and title it Travel Journey of the Week: Rhine Valley. If you’ve already written a post about Florence, feel free to share it in the comments section!
3. Your post can be any medium that works for you; videos, photos, descriptions, itineraries, personal memories, poems, ticket stubs, etc.
4. Finally, be sure to provide a link back here so everyone can connect and share their own take on the place: http://liberatedtraveler.com/2013/09/29/travel-journey-of-the-week–rhine-valley/
Travel Journey of the Week: Rhine Valley
Today, I will let my photos guide you down the river.
The half-timbered buildings welcome all visitors. In the distant background there are faint sounds of cheers as the German soccer team scores. Sipping on the Riesling grown just yards away reminds you that you’re on the Rhine.
The streets lack the crowd of so many places, but the small clacking noise of the few walking around provide a sense of welcoming. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll meet two of the most knowledgeable and kind people in the area. Herr Jung is a former headmaster that has experienced the life and death the area has seen. Thomas is another local that pulls you in like you’ve always had German blood running through your veins. Bacharach is a town that has made a memorable impact, and it will beckon your return.
I have only been to Germany once, but I will return.
A sculpture showing people throwing themselves on the electric fence to escape.
Entrance gate to Dachau concentration camp.
Ashes seem to still remain on the furnaces in the crematorium.
A sign reading bath house misleads people to their death.
Feet extended in pain.