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Since a lot of us are at home with cancelled cruises I thought I would start a thread showing some of the places we may miss.  I am trying to stick to places on River Cruise intenaries, however, if this is allowed, I am not adverse to seeing interesting tours from anywhere....a great way for us to share places near and far?

 

Jazzbeau, if this isn't allowed, please feel free to delete.  

 

Versailles Palace https://artsandculture.google.com/search/exhibit?p=palace-of-versailles

Hall of Mirrors: https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/palace-of-versailles/cwE5CwK49O0y5Q?sv_lng=2.1204786&sv_lat=48.8051117&sv_h=197&sv_p=0&sv_pid=hNvuL7DMigMQkjP6BRku1A&sv_z=1.0000000000000002

 

Louvre https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs

 

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/rijksmuseum/iwH5aYGoPwSf7g?hl=en&sv_lng=4.885283712508563&sv_lat=52.35984312584405&sv_h=137.1893814386357&sv_p=19.455637068883064&sv_pid=fOVcUXQW2wpRf33iUmxEfg&sv_z=0.0075828653323672945

 

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam (scroll down to view each floor)  https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

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Thanks Daisi.

 

Here are some 360degrees photos of Rüdesheim: https://www.ruedesheim.de/fileadmin/Website/www.ruedesheim.de/kamaleo/index.html 

 

And this is the Cathedral in Speyer: https://www.dom-zu-speyer.de/en/rundgang/the-virtual-cathedral/ 

 

Trier in 360degrees photos: https://www.stadtpanoramen.de/trier/index.html 

 

notamermaid

 

 

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Thanks for the link on Dresden.  My parents had a friend who was from there, came over after the war, so unfortunately never saw it re-built.  It looks beautiful....another one to add to the bucket list!

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Google Arts & Culture, either as a wedsite or better as an app has a long list of museums and galleries you can visit.


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Thanks for the tip, gnome12. I have had a quick look, certainly worth further exploring.

 

notamermaid

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It looks like Keukenhof is going to be online too.

 

 

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1 hour ago, gnome12 said:

It looks like Keukenhof is going to be online too.

 

 

OMG......I was going to post something about these gardens!   I visited them in April 2016 and they are

simply magnificent:classic_smile:

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Not directly on the route, but very much visited pre- or post-cruise is Berlin and if you are into museums and art, this is the place to go, open 24/7: https://www.smb.museum/en/home.html

 

If you ever happen to be in Berlin on the museum island I highly recommend a visit to the Pergamon Museum.

 

notamermaid

 

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Notamermaid,

We were supposed to be on a Paris to Zurich Viking cruise right now, so I will have to satisfy myself with some of the links you provided. Wish we were there.

 

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, lackcreativity said:

Notamermaid,

We were supposed to be on a Paris to Zurich Viking cruise right now, so I will have to satisfy myself with some of the links you provided. Wish we were there.

 

Thanks.

 

lackcreativity,

my pleasure. And thanks again to @Daisi for the idea.

 

notamermaid

 

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notamermaid...just dreaming of our Danube cruise next year, and looking at all the virtual tours & YouTube videos I can to get to know the areas.  

 

Just wondering, the ship (Avalon View) was supposed to have been launched earlier this month, which I doubt happened.  Any idea as to how to find out when it does get launched?  Would love to see the interior as we will (thinking positively) be on it next year.

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Daisi,

 

I found one industry website that published a statement by AvalonWaterways (Pamela Hoffee) that they had cancelled the christening in Ybbs/Austria. No new date was given. Best to find out details further into Spring from Avalon directly, probably.

 

notamermaid

 

 

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Thanks.  As I said, we are just curious about the interior mostly...we are booked and going as long as it's sailing!

 

Hope you managed to get out to enjoy some of that nice weather, we have almost all our snow gone, and now comes the rains and we are watching for flooding here.

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20 hours ago, notamermaid said:

Not directly on the route, but very much visited pre- or post-cruise is Berlin and if you are into museums and art, this is the place to go, open 24/7: https://www.smb.museum/en/home.html

 

If you ever happen to be in Berlin on the museum island I highly recommend a visit to the Pergamon Museum.

 

notamermaid

 

I couldn't agree more notamermaid.  We were lucky enough to spend five days in Berlin about five years ago and the Pergamon was a massive highlight.  I can still see those amazing gates!

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Good morning,

Absolutely agree the Pergamon  is remarkable.  We spent an afternoon there a few years back.  After all that has gone on in the Middle East, am so glad that it was taken to a museum.  If you are in Berlin, Museum Island is a great place to spend time.

It is quite cold here in southwest Ohio.  April is playing her weather tricks.  Stay safe and well.  Pat

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17 hours ago, Daisi said:

 

Hope you managed to get out to enjoy some of that nice weather, we have almost all our snow gone, and now comes the rains and we are watching for flooding here.

Yes, thanks. Plenty of time to get outdoors as I am not working (tourism put on hold in Germany). Explored a path along a railway line that I did not know, the path I mean, adorned with early blooming trees. Even saw a tiny lizzard.

 

Talking of exploring. @djh1959 The Ishtar gate (a reconstruction) is virtually accessible through Google: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/monumental/4gJCLa_AtizZIA 

 

notamermaid

 

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wow that house is very lively and colorful

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As an excursion this would have been great this year - Ghent in Belgium. The exhibition about van Eyck had to close, but you can take a virtual tour here: https://vaneyck2020.be/en/van-eyck-from-home/

 

Ghent itself remains a great place to visit for its art when we are allowed to go on cruises again.

 

notamermaid

 

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