There was quite a bit of snow when we were in Basal. It made everything look beautiful.
A little town called Kaysersberg in France was a nice stop for us to look at the unique tall narrow houses.
The highlight in Strasbourg was the sightseeing tour by glass-top boat along the city's canals. The Christmas markets were quite attractive too:
To see the Gutenberg Bible and the printing press was the highlight in Mainz. I even got the chance to operate the press! And they also have a Christmas market.
I was able to walk quite a bit in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old city that stands at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. I was quite impressed by this pair of grandma and grand daughter, Velma, the grandma, is very graceful and charming. We talked about Martin Luther in a very spontaneous manner. It was very interesting!
The Christmas in Cologne did not have much decoration on the "roof" of the booths.