As you can see, this museum is right next to the Koln Cathedral. Their showpiece is a floor from around the time of Jesus Christ, which was found only in 1941 when Germany was building bomb shelters:
So what did they do? They built this museum over this historical marvel. Another surprising fact is that our alphabet has not changed in two millennia, and more. This etched stone was also created not long after the Year Zero:
Our letters still look the same today!
We had our farewell dinner tonight, although tomorrow night is the final night on the ship. Here is Tauck Tour Director Lynn with the captain of the ship and head of the rest of the staff:
She was a sea of calm when emergencies occurred, and, yes, I have not reported on them yet. I'll review this two-week river cruise after Amsterdam tomorrow, providing the low spots and highlights.
Margaret and Dan from Australia joined us for dinner tonight, which featured salmon, foie gras and beef, with a chocolate dessert:
The cognac added to the red and white wines.