Etap Hotel Wurzburg Ost
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25th May 2003
Weisbaden – Wurzburg
Etap Wurzburg (41€)
Fine 22 degrees (windy)
We had a late start after watching the Eurovision contest last night til late. We decided to detour Frankfurt and go straight to Wurzburg. This small city was very interesting. We first walked up to the Marienburg Fortress, …
... tea or coffee and a pastry at the museum cafe nearby, then caught a bus to Freudenberg, where we had lunch in a vaulted underground cavern. We had salad, chicken stuffed with sausage, homemade noodles and a sort of solid custard dessert with what I think was lingonberry sauce, and were entertained by a singer.
David had gone on a visit to an organic farm, which he really enjoyed. It was a dairy farm in part, and they saw the milking machines, ...
... that people were strung up in so that their fellow citizens could throw stones and rotten vegetables at them. There is an interesting clock on what was a tavern and is now the Tourist Information Office, with windows that open on the hour to show figures inside drinking. The castle garden, just outside one of the gates, has really lovely views back to the town.
Although rain was threatened for the afternoon, we stayed dry but became ...
Our tired legs tell us we have done quite a bit of walking today, with excursions both morning and afternoon.
Another relatively early start. Hard to get used waking up in the dark in October. Still dark until about 7 am. This will change on Sunday when Daylight Saving ends. But not for long as we get closer to winter.
Once it became light enough WOW! what a vista from our window. The castle/palace up on the hill surrounded by vineyards with houses ...
... with me! Once we parted from the tour guide, we needed to do some personal shopping--hit the apothecary for some toothpaste (as Allen would tell you I go through lots of toothpaste and underestimated how much I would need this trip) and a German grocery store (yes, Jill was still looking for snacks, crackers to go with her peanut butter she brought from home). Amazing that 90 percent of the city was destroyed in 1945 within 17 minutes ...