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Published: August 6th 2016
It’s Sunday morning, I rollover and think am I dreaming. Don’t ask Kirsten she’ll pinch you.
Nope I’m still on vacation. Woo Hoo!
We’re still in Bamberg and after breakfast we go on a walking tour of Bamberg. Stephan our guide is a student working on his masters’ degree at the university of Bamberg. We walk through the old town, seeing and hearing about all the attractions. The Slaughterhouse, Cathedral and the famous Raucher Beer. It’s a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. The Rauchbiers of Bamberg in Germany, Schlenkerla in particular, are the best-known of the smoked beers.
We make it back to the boat and have lunch. The ship begins sailing, as we take off, everyone is watching out the windows as we sail down the river.
Kirsten and I spent the afternoon on the bow of the ship...watching Europe drift by. Drinking cappuccinos and eating cookies.
Before we knew it was 6 PM, dinner is at 7 PM and we wanted to get ready. As we’re walking into the dinning room Kirsten asks “any more surprises?” You never know…
had the halibut and Kirsten had the chef Chris suggestion; lamb. Our wait staff could not have been any better. I felt like I was eating at Capital Grill. Over the top.
After dinner Claudia gathered everyone in the lounge and played a game called Liar Liar!! Our group lost…
After dinner and the game we both were ready for bed. I was out within seconds.
The next morning I woke up as always before Kirsten, I looked over and she was still asleep. I got dressed and slipped out and went to the bow of the ship and had coffee and read the news. Blah! Blah! Blah! Nothing new.
By being up early, I watched as we arrived in Wurzburg. The castle or what ever it is up on the hill overlooking the city. There is a bridge crossing the river into the city and has statues of saints and kings lining the bridge.
Wurzburg and the surrounding area is famous for their white wine.
After a nice breakfast on ship, we all piled off the boat and took the city walking tour. Now this is our third or fourth tour by this
If it’s not Baroque, it’s Romanesque. If it wasn’t bombed it was because god protected it. If it was bombed it’s been rebuilt using the original brick.
If the fresco survived it‘s because the Germans built it and did it PERFECT.
Every town has their patron saint. I’m sure there is something of his or hers buried in the cathedral. At least I hope so.
Ok you get the idea, by this time I’m looking for the beer garden. Yea!
After the tour we strolled back to the boat for lunch and an over due nap.
After our lunch and nap we walked up to the fortress or whatever it is called. All I know it was way up there on top of the cliff over looking the city.
At last, we walk back down to the cool bridge, had a glass of local wine, and Kirsten Face timed Omi. Me…. I’m drinking and had some ice cream. Caroline said there is an ice cream shop on every corner. She’s right, so we had an ice cream cone for her whenever we found an ice cream shop.
Back on the boat,
I had the vegetarian Goulash (yuck) and Kirsten had a steak. Oh Yea…. plenty of wine.
For tonight’s entertainment, a glass blower came on board and made glass art. Yep, you guess it, Kirsten found her way to front of the ship and helped sail the boat. Me I just sipped my wine and counted stars.
Tschuss (German for goodbye)
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