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    Koln (Cologne) is the largest city in the Rhineland region, and Cologne Cathedral (aka Kolner Dom) is the largest Gothic church in Germany. The Museum Ludwig contains the largest collection of Picasso’s outside of Spain, along with works by many other famous artists, both historic and modern. Also, head over to Fruh Brauhaus for a

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    The German city of Koblenz is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers. When the Romans ruled the city, it was known as Confluentes. North of Koblenz, the Friedensmuseum Brucke von Remagen marks an important historical location specific to World War II. Also, learn of the romantic legend behind Rolandsbogen (Roland’s Arch).

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    There are many ways to explore the Rhine River, as Rudy will show you. Prior to setting sail on the river, though, take a cablecar ride over the region’s vineyards, and end up at the Niederwald Monument (aka Niederwalddenkmal). Once on the Viking Danube, a boat apart of the Viking River Cruise Company, riverside villages,

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    The Mosel River has wound through Germany’s premier wine-growing region for over 2,000 years. Visit Weingut Monchhof Winery, a prime example of a successful winery in this region. Also, discover Eltz Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in all of Germany.

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    Accompany Rudy to Germany’s oldest city of Trier. When the Romans ruled the city Trier was known as Augusta Treverorum. The Rhineland Museum (aka Rheinisches Landesmuseum) is a great place to learn about the history of Trier, and it contains a wide variety of rare antiquities. You will also visit The High Cathedral of St.

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  • Oberammergau and Mittenwald in Bavaria, Germany with Rudy Maxa
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    Oberammergau is a picturesque town nestled in the Bavarian Alps, and aside from its very peaceful setting, it is well-known for its Oberammergau Passion Play, a commitment the town made centuries ago, and which is performed every ten years. Another charming Bavarian town with striking views of the Alps is Mittenwald. The beauty of this

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    Munich’s museum triad is quite impressive. Commissioned by Ludwig I, the Alte Pinakothek houses the extensive art collection of the Wittelsbach dynasty, including Sandro Botticelli’s Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Titian’s The Crowning with Thorns (Christ Crowned with Thorns), and an extensive collection of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. Neue Pinakothek, also commissioned by Ludwig

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    The English Gardens are the largest urban park in Germany, and one of the oldest public spaces in all of Europe. Within the Gardens you will certainly find a beer garden or two, however, a visit to the Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall is where you should turn for a classic Bavarian experience.

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    Marienplatz is the center of Munich. Nearby, the Glockenspiel attracts travelers who wait for it to chime and come to life. Explore the vast Munich Residenz, once the Palace of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Within Frauenkirche (Cathedral Church of Our Lady), Rudy unwinds an interesting story behind a certain footprint that is cemented into the floor

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