May 12, 2023 was a special day.
It wasn't so much the weather that made the day special - it was warm but slightly rainy - but rather the density of experiences of the day.
The Alumni- und Förderverein and the Institute of Computer Science had invited to a joint excursion to the Rhine.
More than thirty alumni - some from former department times - and employees of today's institute had gathered in the morning at the landing stage of the Köln - Düsseldorf shipping line in Wiesbaden. A boat trip from Wiesbaden to Assmannshausen followed by a hike over the Niederwald memorial to Rüdesheim was planned.
The ship was on time and glided quietly down the Rhine along the magnificent Rhine backdrop.
Many of the excursionists have already used the boat trip to exchange memories, pictures and stimulating discussions. Several had not seen each other for decades.
In Assmannshausen, a good restaurant right on the Rhine was reserved for lunch.