You go on board in Oberwesel (the boat landing stage is 5 car minutes away from our inn) You leave the pretty wine town Oberwesel behind you and take course to Kaub and the toll water castle Pfalzgrafenstein. It was constructed from king Ludwig the Bavarian in the year 1327 and was the central point of history in the New Year's night of 1813-1814, as general von Blucher overstepped the Rhine river with his prussian troops. From here he ended the governance of Napoleon over Europe for good. Next stop is the old vine grape grower town and wine trade town of Bacharach. The medieval town picture is stamped by the church St. Peter from the 13th century, the ruin of the Werner chapel and the numerous defence towers. The castle Stahleck thrones over the town. Passed the medieval castle ruins Furstenberg, castle Lorch, Heimburg, Reichenstein and Rheinstein and the wine towns Rheindiebach, Niederheimbach, Lorch and Trechtingshausen, you'll reach the old spa and the red wine town Assmannshausen. After 10 minutes foot way passed the old wine tavern and half-timbered houses you'll reach the cable car, which will take you up to Rhine hills with the Niederwald monument. You'll reach the Niederwald monument after a further 20-minute walk through the recreation area. It's an impressive monument, which was constructed after the victorious war of 1870/71 against France. The monument reminds of the sad times in the relationship between the Germans and the French. On the trip with the second cabin cable car downhill to Rudesheim you have a lovely view over the vine slopes, the Rhine river valley and the wine town Rudesheim. In the town itself there's enough time for lunch, the visitation of the most interesting wine museum in the Bromerburg, the clock museum or the world famous brandy distillery. In the late afternoon it goes back again to Oberwesel with the ship.