A place from a fairytale - Not so Grimm
26.06.2010 - 27.06.2010 27 °C
Yseterday we had a bright sunny few hours of magic and humour. Our guide proved to have an instinct for comedy and kept us amused for hours with tales of her personal life giving the lie to the one about German's and the lack of a Humour gene. Celina keeps pinching herself and through gritted teeth admits she is enjoying herself. How could you not when you float for days on end through picturesque countryside which is immaculately clean - followed by birdlife of every description. The rive smells somewhat now that our noses are unblocked but the beauty of these medieval gems helps to offset the odour.
Rothenburg largely survived the bombing of WW2 and it is now considered one of the most authentic of these medieval villages and towns. It is is still surrounded by its 13th Century City walls and full of pastel coloured quaint houses full of colourful planter boxes with bright geraniums like we have never seen in Australia. Delightful old churches with their steeple gables and gargoyles abound. The Market was open as were the numerous cakeshops with their cannonball shaped snowballs and the shops selling sausage and christmas decorations. The beer here is wunderbar and there is plenty of it. Many brands and styles here in Bavaria and Franconia.
We arrived back at the ship for drinks with our friends and then off to a very good dinner with lots of chat. We find the people of our group very pleasant. Currently there is a competition to see how many pairs of earrings and tops Celina has brought with her. One of our ladies swears Celina's suitcase is the equivalent of the Magic Pudding. Today we visit another medieval town in Bamburg then it Nuremburg and Regensburg.