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IMG_1155 * We head down the Rhine (or Rhein), which flows to the north, among the vineyards...
IMG_8647 * stopping at the bridge at Remagan.  This was the first crossing...
IMG_8644 * of the Rhine by the Americans.  The Germans failed to destory the bridge which resulted in the execution of the responsible German leaders.
IMG_1154 * You gotta love this sign... 'Don't drive into the river'... Duh!
IMG_8653 * The river is flanked by many castles...
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IMG_1156 * and vineyards...
IMG_8655 * and castles... some of which...
Rhein Castle 2 * are in the middle of the river...
IMG_8660 * like this one.  Look Carol...
Rhein Castle * another castle!
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IMG_1158 * Arriving at Boppard, we find some old Roman ruins...
IMG_1163 * before walking along the main street along the river...
IMG_1167 * past the very well maintained shops.
IMG_1171 * The  Loreley is the name of the Rhine Maidens who lured navigators to their doom.  More info at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei
Loreley_mit_tal_von_linker_rheinseite * Here's an overhead view of the Loreley.
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IMG_1172 * Even the train tunnel entrances are unique!
IMG_1255 * We arrive at our next stop, Ramstein Air Base.  This is where troops, supplies and the wounded move through to and from the Gulf Wars.
IMG_1177 * A short walk around the town of Landstuhl, home of the Army hospital, we find this street named after Bill Coleman's dog or the King of Barvaria... not sure which... it was late.
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