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PHOTO: Pfalzgrafenstein Castle on the Rhine River in Germany

Click on above photo to view it in large format: In the MittelRhein area of Germany, the hilltop Gutenfels Castle overlooks Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, perched on a rock in the middle of the Rhine River. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises.

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PHOTO: Ehrenfels Castle on the Middle Rhine, Germany

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The area of Germany known as MittelRhein is littered with old castles like this one, Ehrenfels Castle, located between Rudesheim and Assmannshausen on the Rhine River. One of the many magnificent sites seen during my Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises.

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A Fairy Tale on the Middle Rhine

I threw open the drapes of my stateroom and gasped. Gone were the gray skies of Amsterdam and Cologne. Brilliant sunshine promised a perfect day of sailing through the Middle Rhine Valley, a fairy tale landscape of glittering green hillsides, where near-vertical vineyards tumbled down toward the emerald river. Since prehistoric times, the…

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