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Todat we had breakfast at 8am and following breakfast we had a guided walking tour of Passau.
The tour started at 9:45am which included a walking tour of this historic town.
Passau is known as "The City of Three Rivers". It lies at the Inn, Danube and Ils rivers. It is the last major German city on the Danube at the border of Austria.
Passau (previously Latin: Batavis or Batavia) is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as ...
... U dwau Maryi" or the 2 Mary's meals & 2 beers for €16, down the river front.
Watched several people in canoes go down this river, there was a type of weir at edge & several people fell out, walked up to the castle stopping at the old draw bridge as it is now a home for a few brown bears & one came out to play, the village is on 2 banks of the river, streets are narrow & cobbled, lovely to see.
Back to the boat which moved ...
... shot in the garden against the backdrop of the palatial residence. We then crossed the Danube on a 'love locked' bridge - couples place locks on the side fencing and throw the keys into the water, locking in their love. The main tourist area dates back to I think the 14th century - cobbled roads, narrow laneways and courtyards with garden cafes and shops. Interesting tid bit - Maccas were refused permission to display their ...
... home in the afternoon in time for a siesta and the Tour de France on telly.
And now we're off home.
A glance at the featured map would lead anyone to think we were jet setters with nothing better to do with our time or money; but our zigzagging journey thru' Europe worked for us and we've thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Best of all we've been able to enjoy time with family and friends in the Netherlands, England, France and Croatia. That's the good ...
... High and by the end of the day, the students were wearing their US shirts!! After the classroom visits we met with the principals of KuMax, Maria Ward and Cleveland High School! It was lovely! We discussed formal things about the GAPP exchange and had some coffee and cake. The evening was spent at a student performance at Maria Ward Realschule. The play was about the life of Maria Ward - she originally came from England. As a catholic nun she sought out to educate the ...