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CRUSING DAY - Miltenberg
We are now on the Main River and as we cruised into Miltenberg we had a glass blowing demonstation on board the ship.
Miltenberg was founded in the 13C and was situated at an important trade and smuggling route along the Main River. It is a village stuck in time and looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale. Its ...
... who first used X-Rays) was a Professor at Wurzburg University. The highlight of Wurzburg is the so-called 'Residenz' built for the price-bishops of the Sconborn family. It is a beautiful baroque palace - one of the largest in Germany.
In the 13C, local bishops were given the status of 'Price-Bishops'by the ruling emporer. This made them not only a religious ruler but they also became head of the secular society and ...
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It was starting to get dark by 5pm in Würzburg because it was the 21st of December. Winter solstice or Wintersonnenwende is the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter. We have only been getting 8 hours of daylight and being mostly overcast, not a whole lot of sun either! It is supposed to be about 5 degrees colder too, but I guess you can blame that on climate change.
That just ...
... our meals. Thanks to Lily we met some lovely people from the town seated at the next table. They helped us with the 5 varieties of snitzel on the menu, recommended a beer for Clint & dessert for the kids.
Snitzel all around - delicious!
It was a lovely atmosphere & a great experience to stay in a smaller town rather than in the larger, more touristy ones.
We enjoyed the night, and no wifi.
... until I saw the train from Seckach. The Bundesland of Bavaria (Bayern) is the largest in Germany and like Baden-Württemberg, made up of two historically different regions of Franconia (Franken) and Bavaria (Bayern). Just like you wouldn't call someone from Stuttgart as Badisch, you wouldn't really call someone from Miltenberg Bayrisch, rather Fränkisch.
That is of course not to be confused with the Fränkische ...