The name of the cultural tour could also be: “Goethe meets Turner.” When the paddle steamer “Goethe” was put into service in 1913, its namesake Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had long ago left the land of the living. The most eminent German-language poet died in Weimar in 1832. One of his contemporaries was the English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner, who lived from 1775 to 1851. The Brit took his first journey on the Rhine in 1817. Goethe, who was 26 years older, and Turner never met, but it would have been theoretically possible because the poet was also frequently drawn to the Rhine-Main region on his travels.