I forgot to mention another thing I like about river cruises. The fact that a local tour is included at each stop; could be on foot, by bus or even boat, and believe it or not ...we were even met by a tiny train once. But, outside of Strasbourg, we were offered an excursion (that you could pay extra for). There was a choice of a trip to a winery or one into the Black Forest ...which is the one we chose. First stop was the above cuckoo shop where we tasted a local wine and were served a delicious Black Forest Cherry cake that was sprayed with brandy.
As you can see my husband Tom had fun trying on various hats from the gift shop. This stop was a bit too touristy for me, but I really enjoyed the rest of the trip that day. Come back tomorrow, and I will show you pictures of Vogtsbauerhof... an Open Air Museum giving you insight into rural life in the region back in the 16th through 18th centuries.