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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 ...
... It is the home of of Germany's famous (and original) Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store - open 365 days a year and that's where Ros headed while I spent time walking the streets taking photographs. It was snowing and about - 3 degrees.
It was good day out followed by a degustation dinner in the ships exclusive Eriebnis Restuarant that I enjoyed but Ros didn't as much.
Cruising to Miltenberg overnight and in the ...
With school and work both wrapping up this week for me, it was a bit hectic and I didn't get the chance to do much else. Having said that, we did take a look at the Christmas market at the Heidelberger Schloss. We parked up at the hotel and walked down the road to where the madness was. There were cars and people everywhere.
The market was only on the city side of the castle wall so it was packed with ...
... 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.
... a doner.
Of course had I realised that the town was so small, then I wouldn't have rushed through like I did! Of the 3.5 hours I had in Miltenberg, I spent the last hour hanging around the train station and waiting like a dozen other people. Even in Germany there are some small towns which have bad connections and trains only come every hour or longer here.
I left Miltenberg at 3:20pm and arrived home ...