Our cabin attendant Tunde told me that Miltenberg was a great place to get perfume and cosmetics. In fact Germany generally offers very good prices for these goods. Indeed, I did go to a modern (interior) store that specialised in perfume, cosmetics and other beauty products. Later that day Tunde and I compared notes – we both did very well!
Cruising the Rhine Gorge
The castles have proved to be a resurgent force through history – they were destroyed about four times between the 13th and 19th centuries but fortunately restored by various regimes and now enjoyed by locals and tourists.
Once through the Gorge, we docked at Koblenz just before dinner and remained there overnight. Koblenz is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers and our Daily Cruiser described it as a lovely place. Of course it was dark when we got there, so its beauty was a bit elusive for us!!
Cologne was founded in 50 BC by the Romans who were attracted to its natural harbour. They were followed by a long list of occupants including Charlemagne, Napoleon and the Prussians. My Daily Cruiser notes say that the cathedral is reputedly holds the relics of the 3 kings (maggi) for which the cathedral was built.