Overnight we travelled and arrived in Rudesheim. After everyone had finished their breakfast a little passenger train was waiting to take us all into town to check out one of the best little little museums I have ever been to. The Siegfrieds Music Kabinett, a great collection of very old music machines collected form all over Europe mostly normally in non working order, but the guy has worked out how to repair them and now they are in working order, they played some of them for us to listen to. A very worthwhile stop and again some purchases were made in the gift shop. Others chose to go on an optional cable car ride up to the top of the hill or hike to the vineyard. We enjoyed some free time wandering around exploring, shopping or a coffee. You could even have a Rudesheimer special coffee, 6 cubes of sugar, a big dose of brandy and topped with whipped cream, then they light up the brandy and you drink it, if that doesn’t warm you up nothing will. Those that chose to could have a leisurely walk back to the river ship, once everyone was back on board we were on our way again headed to Koblenz for our whistle stop. On board while we travelled up the river we enjoyed another delicious lunch, on arrival in Koblenz we had the option to go ashore and have a meal at our own expense or just go for a look around and come back to the river ship for dinner, most people opted for a walk around and dinner back on the river ship. On shore it was food market night in the park near where the ship docks and was great to wander around and check out all of the different foods on offer. We enjoyed dinner back on the river ship as usual with the wine and beer matched to the menu and the area you are travelling through. After dinner tonight our entertainment in the lounge was a zither player who entertained us for over an hour, I know you are probably asking what is a zither, well it is hard to describe but it is a stringed instrument which looks very difficult to play, I think if you had four hands it would be a lot easier. Movie night is going on in the pool room too, late night snack tonight in the lounge and then bedtime, wow our time on the ship is almost over, the time has gone so quick.
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