Colmar France

The lovely village of Colmar, along the Rhine in France.

Breisach Germany

The first stop on our river cruise is the small town of Breisach Germany, located right on the Rhine.  The town is dominated by the St. Stephansmunster cathedral, sitting on a hill overlooking the river.

Swiss wedding traditions

Some brides in Switzerland still follow the tradition of wearing a wedding wreath of flowers.  The custom was to burn the wreath after the ceremony, and if it burned quickly, the couple would have good luck.  This photo is of a wreath for a wedding in Basel Switzerland.

Basel Switzerland

The start of a cruise down the Rhine on Viking River Cruises.  Basel is a lovely city – can’t wait for the cruise to start to see more of this area. A week of wine and castles!