Entering the Rhine River.
Unbelievable to watch machines pluck at strings, hit triangles and play violin strings.
This is original and very old decoration, faded in parts.
The floor is also very old and quite beautiful.
Most of these machines work from a fabric roll of some type, like a pianola.
A Nash car outside, which I think is American.
We still had time before our boat left, so we decided to take the chair lift trip up into the hills. We did not have time to leave the chairlift, just a round trip. It was very good.
The views were wonderful.
At the very top we entered forest.
The town was lively, with many places to eat and drink.
It seemed like the railway boom went down many minutes before the train thundered through at speed.
Then we reached our crossing point over the line. We stood and waited and waited. A train went through. We waited and waited, another train went through and after standing for about 20 minutes, finally the boom rose and we crossed.
The parkland as we walked back to the boat.
This train was travelling very fast.
We sailed along the most visited part of the Rhine, full of castles, one after another.
It really was sun deck weather.
Freight trains compete with river barges to carry freight along the river.
You have no idea how long this train carrying cars was.
What is Germany doing? Ruining the riverbank with a quarry? Actually the land was given to The Netherlands as war reparations, so it is Netherlands mining on the edge of The Rhine.
Hiking along at speed.
A chair lift crosses the river.
The bridge reminds me of Sydney, not the Harbour Bridge, but another.
I think the barges can only carry three stacks of containers, because of bridges.
I took some short videos of the music machines in action. Only a couple are longer than 10 seconds.
Want to buy a copy of this one? Price, around €1500.
We were warned the one below would be loud, and it was.