"Rhine" Speyer Off The Beaten Path Tip by iandsmith
Speyer Off The Beaten Path: 52 reviews and 91 photos
Rhein, Rhine, I don't care how you spell it; it's still a busy river.
Now, I should mention here that I come from a country with the world's slowest flowing river and the one that flows into my home town's port often is going backwards due to the tidal influence. So, for me, watching a river tearing through the countryside is a novelty and, every time I go to Europe I love to sit and watch the rivers for a time.
So it was that Rosemarie and I, chaperoned by Trekki, ended up having lunch in an atmospheric pub down by the river.
The weather (see pic 5) initially threatened then shortly after delivered. In fact, there were flurries of snow while we looked outside from our cosy world.
Watching the river traffic motor by fascinates me. How they manouvre those long craft into a stiff current never ceases to amaze me.
Though the river is the reason for being for Speyer and other towns like it, you may well overlook it as I suspect most tourists do, because it's hidden pretty much behind the cathedral.
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