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Wanted to see some of those castles, the Black Forest, and to celebrate our 55th anniversary. Had not been to some of the cities before. Basel was very nice. Good walking tour by Viking guide. Hotel was well situated. Strasbourg was a delight, seeing all the storks in their nests with the hungry babies demanding food. Interesting cathedral and canals. The Black Forest stop was wonderful. The glass shop was fascinating. Bought a lot of pieces and had them sent home. Had Black Forest cake and watched the cuckoo clocks do their thing. Heidelberg, its castle and Old Town were interesting. Rudesheim had charming architectural features. Cologne had a soccer tournament going on and people had on the colors of their favorite teams and sang team songs as they were going to the stadium. We had a lock engraved with our names and wedding date and attached it to the bridge going over to a viewing tower. Marksburg Castle in Koblenz was a tough hike up the hills and over uneven ground in the castle. Did have wonderful cards to buy and we got to sit in the sun waiting for our group to go into the castle. Although we've been to Amsterdam before we had never been to Kinderdijk and enjoyed all the windmills. Food wasn't anything to write home about. Although I did enjoy the German night.

Black Forest Delight

Viking Hlin Cruise Review by Traveling Babe

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom
Wanted to see some of those castles, the Black Forest, and to celebrate our 55th anniversary. Had not been to some of the cities before. Basel was very nice. Good walking tour by Viking guide. Hotel was well situated. Strasbourg was a delight, seeing all the storks in their nests with the hungry babies demanding food. Interesting cathedral and canals. The Black Forest stop was wonderful. The glass shop was fascinating. Bought a lot of pieces and had them sent home. Had Black Forest cake and watched the cuckoo clocks do their thing. Heidelberg, its castle and Old Town were interesting. Rudesheim had charming architectural features. Cologne had a soccer tournament going on and people had on the colors of their favorite teams and sang team songs as they were going to the stadium. We had a lock engraved with our names and wedding date and attached it to the bridge going over to a viewing tower. Marksburg Castle in Koblenz was a tough hike up the hills and over uneven ground in the castle. Did have wonderful cards to buy and we got to sit in the sun waiting for our group to go into the castle. Although we've been to Amsterdam before we had never been to Kinderdijk and enjoyed all the windmills. Food wasn't anything to write home about. Although I did enjoy the German night.
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Deluxe Stateroom
Cabin F ?
Very nice. Upgraded so I don't remember cabin #. Fresh fruit daily. Cleaned well. Staff nice.
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