Europe - August 2010 Index
Travelers: Jeanne & Ken Stutt, Charlotte, NC
I thought we had made our last trip to Europe, until I ran across good sale on a river cruise from the North Sea(Amsterdam) to the Black Sea (Bucharest, Romania) - 23 days. We had wanted to do this trip for a while.
As long as we were in Europe, this seemed to be a good opportunity to check out how Kiel has changed in the last 20 years or so. I was born in Kiel, left in 1954 and had not been back since the the early 80's. I don't have any more relatives there, I just wanted to see what they had done to the city.
So we'll go over a few days before the cruise, fly to Hamburg, then make our way to Kiel, which is about 60 miles north-east of Hamburg. Then we'll take to train to Amsterdam to join the cruise.
This is a condensed version of the trip. Stages are linked once I have something to report.
From To 1 Charlotte, NC (8/3) Kiel - Amsterdam (8/7) 2 Amsterdam (8/8) Miltenberg, Germany (8/12) 3 Würzburg, Germany (8/13) Passau, Austria (8/17) 4 Grein, Austria (8/18) Budapest, Hungary (8/22) 5 Kalocsa, Hungary (8/23) Rousse, Bulgaria (8/27) 6 Silistra, Bulgaria (8/28) Charlotte, NC (8/30)
Here's a Map of the of the Cruise portion of the Trip: