We were actually starting on the canal that flows south which then connects to the Danube. The canal connects the Main River to the Danube (and actually to the Rhine, as well) and is called the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
Along the drive we stopped at a McDonalds....we got some fries which were great!, just to compare and also some local brews to enjoy in the bus.
The countryside was similar to the upper Midwest, rolling hills but with a hint of larger, steeper mills in the distance.
Once on the boat we got settled in we did a bus tour and also did a little walking in the Town Square.
Nothing caught my eye to take a picture of and as it was Sunday, not much was open. I did scoot across town by foot to the subway station to buy a few cigars for the boat trip as nothing else was open.
Canal is in light blue below, Danube in dark blue.
Location: Central and Southeastern Europe
- Primary Source: Breg
- Location: Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany
- Elevation: 1,078 m (3,537 ft)
- Length: 49 km (30 mi)
- Secondary Source: Brigach
- Location: St. Georgen, Black Forest, Germany
- Elevation: 940 m (3,084 ft)
- Length: 43 km (27 mi)
- Source Confluence: Donaueschingen, Germany
- Mouth: Black Sea
- Length: 2,845 km (1,760 mi)
- Countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine