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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg October 10th 2018

Breakfast then departed for city tour 9am. Started at the Palace, visit the Court Chapel, walk through the gardens then through the town to the marketplace. On our own to explore the shops. Pio bought some bread & chestnuts. Then back to ship for lunch. After lunch walk around town. Julius hospital & wine cellar, marketplatz, pharmacy & Muller.... read more
Wurzburg palace
Palace gardens
Palace garden

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg October 9th 2018

After breakfast bus into Bamberg, started the walking tour then went exploring on our own. Such a beautiful old town, cute shops, bridges, all picture perfect. Stopped for morning coffee and visit to pharmacy. Shopped at gift shop then quickly back to shuttle bus and ship. Leaving 12noon for Wurzburg. Very relaxed afternoon cruising, stunning shoreline, trees changing colour for Autumn.... read more
Little Venice. Medieval row houses, Bamberg

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg September 22nd 2018

Dag 25 – Rondreis Roemenië – vrijdag 21 september 2018 – 1ste terugreis dag tot Wenen (537km)Prachtige autostrades doorheen Hongarije. Buitentemperaturen 32°.Overnachting 'Reisemobil Stellpltaz Wien', een perfect uitgeruste camperparking aan de rand van Wenen, op 300m van een metro-halte en 3km van de Autobahn. Perfecte plaats om Wenen met de MH van hier uit te bezoeken. We komen hiervoor zeker nog eens terug. Dag 26 – Rondreis Roemenië – zaterdag 22 september – 2de terugreisdag tot Albertshofen (nabij Wurzburg D) 590km De Oostenrijkse autobahnen kosten wel de prijs van een Vignet voor 10 dagen, maar liggen dan ook perfect.Tussen de Oostenrijks-Duitse grens, geen paperassencontrole, wel iedereen langzaam door een sluis voor visuele politiecontrole van de inzittenden. Wij zagen er OK uit en mochten zomaar door. Morgen Dag 27 – zondag 23 september 2018 – 3de ter ... read more
Grenscontrole EU-burgers.
MH-parking Albertshofeen (nabij Wurzburg)
MH parking Albertshofen

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg September 5th 2018

This morning we slept in a little late, waking up finally at about 9am. The free breakfast stopped being served at 9:30, so we quickly got dressed and went down to the cafeteria on the ground floor. Breakfast consisted of various types of meats and cheeses, breads, cereal, yogurt, fruit, and coffee/tea. While we ate, I uploaded yesterday's blog and photos. Our first priority today was to climb up the the fortress above the hostel called Festung Marienberg. It was quite a long climb, but well worth it. The fortress consists of several courtyards and surrounding buildings, including two or three museums, a conference center, a chapel, a restaurant, a cafe/ice cream/souvenir store, and a nice small garden behind it all. The museums were mostly artwork, so we passed on them. The chapel was being renovated, ... read more
The Kapelle from path to fortress
Looking up at Festung Marienberg from path
Main entrance to fortress

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg September 4th 2018

Well, first of all, let me say we did end up getting the flight on Monday to Ramstein. They had 44 seats and didn't quite fill them up. The check-in process started a bit later than 4:20pm, and dragged on a lot, mostly due to the fact they although others seemed available, only one Air Force agent was calling on and checking in each passenger. Some where past the midway point, they did add a second agent. Manoli and I were called up about half way through the process, due to the number of active duty and others in higher categories than us. After checking in our two pieces of luggage (80 pounds between the two), we waited for the call to pass through security, then a few minutes after that, we boarded the old Bluebird ... read more
DJH Jugendherberge Würzburg
Looking down river at the cruise ships and locks.
The Mainbrucke (bridge)

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg May 19th 2018

This day was dominated by the marriage of Thomas and Marie, the reason we were in Wurzburg. The formal commitments began in the Wenzelsaal Room of the Wurzburg Rathaus in central Wurzburg. After champagne and canapes all guests made their way to the Nikolaushof Wurzburg, perched high above the city of Wurzburg, with awesome views across the valley and over the river and city itself. A truly magnificent setting for such a celebratory occasion. Here it was food, drink, laughter, conversation, fun and welcoming from the German to guests/family to Jane and I that we were at ease immediately. A truly brilliant day. We were honoured to have been invited to share such a happy occasion.... read more
Thomas and Marie

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg May 19th 2018

Didn't step out until 3pm and then to be greeted by the many church bells ringing. Either was us they were greeting or it happened to signal 3pm. Sunshine and people joyfully interacting with life was all around us. We made our way to the fountain square where a market was in progress, continuing on past until we were meandering our way through laneways hemmed in by beautifully and ornately painted walls and fascades and cobbled paths and roads until we reac...hed our destination of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Residence Palace, built from 1720-1744. We took our time walking and gawking at the beautifully manicured gardens and clean paths and families strolling together enjoying what we were enjoying. Wurzburg has everything ... and all so close ... and all so well presented ... and all ... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg May 17th 2018

I'm in love ... with ... Wurzburg. We went for a stroll to find somewhere cosy to eat and not too far from our hotel. Well, we found the cosy place to eat, "Il Felice", an Italian restaurant. The food was 'molto bellissimo'. If Jane wasn't present I would have had my meal all over again. No, I'm saying what I had. Then, we strolled ... and ... I ... fell ... in ... love ... with this beautiful Bavarian town on the Main River. I just clicked pic after pic, without thinking really, as I was just marvelling at buildings and views this stroll was throwing up, only 5 minutes from our magnificently located hotel. And, we have 4 more nights to go!... read more

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg May 16th 2018

Again, it was the generosity of the Elliott's that had us at Manchester Airport well in time for our flight to Frankfurt. Chatted the whole journey with two English sisters so before we knew it we were landing. Waded our way through the mobs, found the train into Frankfurt and connected with the main line to head us in the right direction of Wurzburg and our accommodation at the Maritim Hotel. We struck it rich again.... read more
Travelling Light. Ready to walk.

Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Wurzburg May 10th 2018

I have developed a theory about life, at least about that which Phil and I share. It's that the different strands of our lives separate and return over time. So it was with great delight that we were able to see Niko and Katia again. Niko was our first exchange student, who came to us through Sky's high school at the time, the International School in Sydney. He came from Germany when he was 16 years old, 28 years ago, just before Lucien was born. His sister Katia stayed with us 4 years later. In 1996, we think it was, Phil was able to visit their family in Germany when he went for a scientific conference for his work. The whole family was most welcoming to him and the visit was a highlight of his trip. ... read more
Niko, Martha and Phil
Another cuppa after a tour of our cruise ship
How can we say goodbye after such a short visit?

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