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European river cruising; Nazis leave sobering legacy over Germany and its neighbors (part 3 of 3 parts)

The sobering Nazi legacy over Germany and its neighbors We recently returned from a 15 day cruise beginning in Switzerland, down the Rhine River, passing through part of France, a good portion of Germany, the southern portion of the Netherlands and into Belgium. A cruise a few years earlier took us from Vienna, Austria through […]

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European river cruising, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, part 2 of 3

European river cruising, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium shine This week’s installment reports on the second week of our Romance of the Rhine and Mosel River cruise, aboard the River Harmony, a 330 foot, three deck European river cruiser carrying 140 passengers and crew of 36. The cruise is a “last-minute deal“ on Grand Circle Cruise […]

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River cruising through Europe, Switzerland to Belgium, part 1 of 3

Cruising through Europe, Switzerland into the heart of Germany, on the Rhine River! We have visited Europe three times in the last 20 years, starting with a free-wheeling “on our own“ nine day trip to Paris for our 30th wedding anniversary, then a Great Rivers of Europe cruise six years ago, and a small ship […]

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Cruising the grand rivers of Europe/central Germany to Amsterdam, 2014: Part 2 of 2

        [This is the second of two parts on cruising the great rivers of Europe; Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands] With only one previous trip to Europe (Paris, 15 years ago); we had long dreamed of a fun and efficient way to see Europe after we retired.  Relying on recommendations from friends, […]

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Nazi Germany haunts European river cruise (an addition to my earlier blog)

              We recently completed an 800 mile river cruise on Grand Circle Cruise Lines, from Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The voyage took us through about 600 miles of south and central Germany.  History reaching back over a thousand years, stunning scenery, and, almost everywhere, remnants of the Nazis […]

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Cruising the grand rivers of Europe – Vienna, through Germany to Amsterdam, 2014 (part 1of 2)

Horses await customers for their buggies outside Vienna’s St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Have you always wanted to visit Europe?  Or, taken a short trip and felt lost in the immensity of Europe’s history and diversity? My spouse, Susan, and I have been retired for about a year and a half, and have discussed how to best tour […]

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