Christmas Markets on the Rhine

March 3, 2020

by Beth

Back in December we took a river cruise:  Christmas Markets on the Rhine. We flew in to Zurich and spent a couple days before moving on to Lucerne for a couple of nights and then to Basel to embark on the river cruise on AMAWaterways aboard the  AMAMora. This was an adventure: a part of the world/Europe that neither of us had previously experienced during a rather wet and cold season to see some fabulous Christmas Markets and cities along the Rhine River. We ended with a day in Amsterdam.

Towers (church and otherwise) almost always adorned with a clock became the common denominator for visual distraction.

The walk from the train station in Zurich back to our hotel was quite a lovely walk along a river…

brown trees beside body of water under blue sky during daytime
Photo by Beth Nicol on Unsplash

After leaving Zurich, we travelled by bus and boat to Lucerne for 2 nights. More clocks and towers, a cog railway which was not running as it was winter season, a market in the square in front of a lovely church where John began his tour practice of lighting candles and I of taking pictures of the candles.

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Marathoner (hey! I did complete the Nashville Rock'n'Roll Marathon! -- never again!), peregrino (Via Frances, Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2013), techie behind for over 20 years now, mother to David, Marie and Daniel, Mémère to Lily, Ella, Genevieve, Henry, Avery, Luke and Claire, Catholic Christian (when I get frustrated and want to leave the RC I find myself asking "But where would I go?"), Auburn Tiger (War Eagle!), retired from Auburn University Libraries, and after 44 years, I'm still married to JP.

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