Rhine River, Speyer, Germany (2011)

Photo below: Rhine River, from the west side, looking to the east.

"Speyer" used to be spelled "Speier." My distant KEIM ancestor left Speyer and moved to Pennsylvania in the very early 1700s. His daughter (Elizabeth Keim, b. before 1723) married the son of my HOFFART ancestor who had left Schwaigern in 1729.

Photo below: Looking across the Rhine, from the west so the east bank.

Photo below. Bridge on 61/E31 as it crosses the Rhine, east of Speyer.

From Speyer and the Rhine River, I drove to Saarbrücken and took a fast train to Paris, where I went up the Eiffel Tower.

2011 Trip