The fairytale continues with a hint of Grimm.
27.06.2010 - 27.06.2010 30 °C
Today I joined the tour to Bamburg on my own as Celina decided to take a day off from the sometimes frantic moving on and from the ship. Today is our last day on the Main River which has wound its narrow and twisted way across Germany. In the morning we piled onto the buses as the old city - largely untouched by the War - is some distance away. It is a Sunday and the place is strangely quiet for a german city with almost all shops closed. We walked as a group to the Old City past the Messerschmidt hotel and up the Langenstrasse to the Rathaus which is situated on an artificial island in the middle of the river which threads its way through the town. The architicture of the city dates back from 700 to 500 years in the Old City and there are parts of the city which remind people of Venice. The Rathaus (TownHall) is covered with Sgrafiito at least 4-500 years old which looks new. We wound our way over the cobbled streets to the Prince Archbishops Residenz and then to to a 500 year old brewery for a drink of the local dark beer. It was 30 in the sun today and we were all glad to be back on the ship to begin our way down the Main- Danube canal finished in 1993 which will take us by its 13 massive locks up over 200 ft and back down to the Danube.