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Dec 29th, 2011, 10:15 AM
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or Burgburgs and BERGBERGs!
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Dec 29th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Ah I like Braubergers!
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Jan 30th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Perhaps this time I'll avoid typing in English but thinking German pronunciation. Ha! I was humbled last time around but not enough to avoid coming back for additional fine-tuning advice.

Thanks to travel points we are spending two days in Frankfurt; the first to unwind and relax after the long flight, the second to catch a train to Rüdesheim for a cruise up the Rhine as far as Boppard and then return along the river, stopping to see the sites before returning to Frankfurt.

The next day we have a car and will visit friends in Kaiserslautern.

What is the collective or individual wisdom about the cruise line (KD?) and the best places to visit by train on our return? We have travel guides but find that the insights and suggestions of people on the forum can be more enlightening.

Thanks for the kind help, once again.
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Jan 31st, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Marksburg is about the only intact castle on the Rhine Gorge - it has a train station but from Boppard you can not easily get there by train as it is on the other side of the Rhine and you'd have to go via Koblenz and back. Rather use the boat as a day's ticket and with a ticket I think you can get on and off at will - get off at say Marksburg, take the lift up top and then get back on the boat to Boppard, which has frequent trains to Mainz and the Frankfurt area.
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Feb 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM
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What is the collective or individual wisdom about the cruise line (KD?) and the best places to visit by train on our return>

Opinions vary greatly as to how one likes the K-D cruises (or similar boats) - I for one love them but often see others on board that are quickly bored - especially anyone under say 30 or so - and especially kids.

I love seeing all the commercial boats ply by and that helps with my interest but others find the string of ruined castles and pciture-perfect pastel-hued Baroque riverside resort towns tedious after a while - yet many do not - at best I would recommend a 2-hour cruise, going downstream between Rudesheim and Boppard, going to Rudesheim by train (right by the dock) and from Boppard training to Kobelnz - short walk to train station.

www-k-d.com for schedules and fares.
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Oct 28th, 2012, 05:54 AM
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Thanks everyone. The trip, thanks to the many kind recommendations, was fantastic. Yes, we did a couple of one night stops while in transit, but they were not bad. Even with 25 days of travel it seemed rather hectic.

One recommendation I would make for those traveling the Rhine it to have your trip up the Rhine and back to Frankfurt written down and hand it to the Info/rail clerk when purchasing tickets. We ran into a small problem not having the proper tickets on the east bank train to Marksburg. Perhaps thanks to our age and our obvious earnestness, we were allowed to purchase updated tickets on the train without paying a penalty. It all worked out and the conductor apologized that the tickets were a few euro more than we would have paid in Frankfurt.

Once again, it was a grand trip thanks to your kindness.
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Oct 28th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Renaud - I'm curious as to what your final itinerary was!
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