Rheinsteig

Sun, 2010-09-19 17:16
Saturday
22. May 2010
From the ridges of the Rhine valley we look down to the river that has dug itself a deep bed. Every bend is capped with an old castle, leftovers from a time when the river was the main way of transportation.
In the distant we can see Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, the old castle built in the stream to collect toll from the merchant ships hauled along the stream.
This always has been our river of destiny. It had been border between nation states and cultures, axis and bastion, object to our greatest poets and composers. Along it’s shores brave men explored unknown territory, merchants traded foreign goods and invaders ransacked the lands. How fascinating it must be to listen to the old stones and their stories?

Location

Kaub
Germany
50° 6' 39.9024" N, 7° 44' 36.0384" E