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Sailing the Elbe River near Coswig, Germany. The Fahrschule Lohman on right. (Km #237)
Weather on the Elbe can be very rainy in June and July.
Storm clouds are about to refill the shallow Elbe.
Captain Rohn on a routine deck check.
The 112-passenger Fontane, built in 1991 and refurbished in 2010. Eight rooms with French balconies (200 sq. ft.) and 48 other cabins (135 sq. ft.).
Passengers walking off the great Viking cuisine!
The ubiquitous kite.
Ferry boat am Elbe.
At the state-of-the art ship controls.
No traffic jams here!
Chief Engineer Ullrich on a routine stroll of the ship.
Lamb was often on the terrific menu! Sorry guys!
An agriculture processing plant?
Bike paths line the Elbe in Germany.
Guests enjoy the Meissen Porcelain factory demonstrations.
The Viking horde returns.
Cruising into Dresden.
Guide reveals Dresden's destruction in WW II.
The terrific Viking Fontane team.
Typical Russian housing in the background.
Tasting at a Russian food specialty shop.
Tasting ham and vodka at the market.
Passing vineyards while sipping wine...seems so appropriate.
Beneath the Bastei Bridge.
Paddle Steamer near Rathen, Germany.
Festung, Koenigstein fortress.
Near Rathen, Germany.
Cabin wildlife abounds!
Docked in Bad Schandau, Germany.
Wedding party at Bastei Hotel.
Saxony near the park.
Candi & Artur toast the guests.
This is YMCA?
Chris entertains the guests.
Vladamir kept the Fontane rocking!
Pastyrska Stena above Děčín.
Plenty of clearance under the bridges. Never forced to lower the sundeck roof.