The Rhine River, from Amsterdam to Basel, has been central to European history since the times of the Romans. Later, as a trade route, the river became the lifeblood of the growth of central Europe and its feudal system. In more modern times, the Rhine River and its valley have provided the flashpoints in a series of wars, particularly between Germany and France, which have helped define modern Europe and, most recently, the European Union.
Today, all that history provides a magnificent tapestry for river travelers. Please join Bismarck State College Alumni and Foundation friends and me as we cruise the Rhine River and enjoy the history, culture, cuisine and beauty of that tapestry.