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Old 11-08-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I understand that, but the short distance in that length of time would kill me.
I'm glad you enjoyed your time and there's a lot in the region to enjoy.

Did you make it into Strasbourg, in Alsace?

I hope you made it to Bernkastle and Trier on the Mosel.

Did you get some great chocolates in Belgium? The home of frites is Belgium. Great museums in Antwerp, the home of Peter Paul Rubens... beer and museums in Brussels. Did you get to Brugges or Ghent?

I live in Germany and travel to those places for long weekend trips; that amount of time would drive me bonkers.

A boat trip is just not my cup of tea.
Strasbourg was delightful, Bernkastle & Trier were magical. Our ship passed through the lock near Strasbourg at 5:50Am, the French strike closed the lock at 6:00AM, somebody likes us!!! The chocolates in Antwerp were sinful, along with their incredible beers and delicious fries.We unfortunately didn't make it to Brugges or Ghent.

This was our 2nd trip on the Rhine and Mosel and I've become a German travel advocate. The country is incredibly beautiful, very friendly to US tourists and simply a wonderful place to visit. We will return often.

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Old 11-09-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Then there is (was ?) the one in Sweden, that goes from the south all the way to Stockholm.
This is the one:
Göta kanal - en av Sveriges mest kända turistattraktioner
And a smaller one:
www.dalslandskanal.se
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Uhmm ... The Goeta Kanal goes east west (or the other way around).
I was thinking of the one that starts down south, I think in Helsingborg, and then goes north via Stora Vatten (the lake north of Joenkoeping ? - is that Stora Vatten or Lille Vatten ? - anyway that lake west of E-4) I think, all the way to Stockholm.
I always wanted to go on that one.

Dalslandkanal - Is that not where they have those canoe races ???

Geesj, too long ago, to remember (1957-1961)
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:55 AM
 
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Uhmm ... The Goeta Kanal goes east west (or the other way around).
I was thinking of the one that starts down south, I think in Helsingborg, and then goes north via Stora Vatten (the lake north of Joenkoeping ? - is that Stora Vatten or Lille Vatten ? - anyway that lake west of E-4) I think, all the way to Stockholm.
I always wanted to go on that one.

Dalslandkanal - Is that not where they have those canoe races ???

Geesj, too long ago, to remember (1957-1961)
It is Göta Kanal,but it starts in Göteborg (Gothenburg),not Helsingborg. It is also the only one that goes via Vänern and Vättern to Stockholm.


Dalsland has canoe marathon.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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It is Göta Kanal,but it starts in Göteborg (Gothenburg),not Helsingborg. It is also the only one that goes via Vänern and Vättern to Stockholm. Dalsland has canoe marathon.
Thanks for the info.
How could I have that wrong ... ???
I did a stint (stage ?) for Volvo, in 1959.
Even after living and working in Göteborg, for 4 months,
I did not find out about that possibility until the early 80's when I lived in Germany ...
May be some day ...
I really would like to do that trip.
Really, just looking at the video clips !!!!
Who would NOT like to do that ???
Just *google* for Göta Kanal.

The *trailer* for *Kanal Kampen* is funny !!!
I happen to speak a bit of Swedish !!

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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Both Göta Kanal movies has some excellent footage,parts of them could really be used for advertising.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Strasbourg was delightful, Bernkastle & Trier were magical. Our ship passed through the lock near Strasbourg at 5:50Am, the French strike closed the lock at 6:00AM, somebody likes us!!! The chocolates in Antwerp were sinful, along with their incredible beers and delicious fries.We unfortunately didn't make it to Brugges or Ghent.

This was our 2nd trip on the Rhine and Mosel and I've become a German travel advocate. The country is incredibly beautiful, very friendly to US tourists and simply a wonderful place to visit. We will return often.
A nice trip is the Romantic Road. Stunning and you end up in the Bavarian Alps with King Ludwig's castles.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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A nice trip is the Romantic Road. Stunning and you end up in the Bavarian Alps with King Ludwig's castles.
Uhmmm ... On a boat ?
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:43 AM
 
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Nah, but you can combine with a boat trip. The Altmuhl!
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