Amsterdam to Sankt Goar
On our way out of town, we stop at a cheeserie and wooden shoe making facility. Not in the same building. Ha. The proprietor of the shoe factory came in early just for us and provided us with a shoe making demo. I didn't realize just how fashionable the clogs could get. Then back to Amsterdam for 1.5 free hours to walk around before the 6 hour bus ride into the Rhine area of st. Goar. We walk down to the Rijksmuseum and stand in front of the touristic "I Amsterdam" sign to take our pictures. We walk north back up to the red light district where we meet our bus, but not before enjoying some of the local sights and tasting a pannekoek in the Netherlands!
Tonight we have an optional wine tasting after dinner. Needless to say I will be attending.
Sankt Goar is located at the bend in the Rhine at Lorelei. Quiet little burgh and tonight it's very low key. We all pack into the hotel's 10x20 lobby for drinks and wifi use. Did I mention the locals also all use the place as well. Did I also mention they still let people smoke cigarettes inside? Now that was an interesting site. Sankt Goar is also famous for it cuckoo clocks (world's largest) and producing beer steins, like the ones used at Oktoberfest.
It's an early up to head into Munich tomorrow, but some of us will be up early to see the sunrise over the Rhine.