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Travel Blogs from Bamberg
... must have tickled Lee's fancy somewhere and somehow to have caused a giggle explosion. Perhaps look for an explanation on Facebook, she has been there for a while lately. Me I've been to the European Economic Community talk. European Economic Community, the history, the challenges and the future was the title and some expert with a masters degree in history came and spoke to a capacity audience who sat enthralled and captivated for the ...
... their drinks in any incident. Nuremberg has some fascinating sites and history. We were offered a WWII tour (around the rally square, courtrooms used for the war trials, former SS headquarters ...) or a tour of the castle and medieval streets but were we lured by the traps set for unwary tourists? No way, we went shopping. Well really we met Karsten, had the 2 biggest pieces of cake we've seen and then we went ...
Walking tour this morning. Another pretty city of 70 000 people.
Famous for beer - particularly "smoke beer" - rauchbier - which tastes like bacon! An acquired taste we are assured.
There seems to be no fortress & no city wall!
There is a cathedral, though & we walked up to it behind our guide (who ploughed on regardless ...
Friday 6th September
sailed overnight towards Bamberg.
there are 34 locks to navigate along the Main - and many low bridges - the wheel house can be lowered to accommodate.
the ship is comfortable. Cabin is small but lounge, sun deck and restaurants really comfortable.
we are now leaving the Franconian vineyard district and entering the Bavarian beer district. ...
Friday 6th September
we sailed overnight Wurzburg to Bamberg - 129 km.
there are 34 locks along the Main each taking 1/2 hour to progress through. We climb up stream to a peak of 460 metres above sea level - this is the reason for all the locks. An interesting exercise - there are also many low bridges - the pics show the wheel house disappear to ensure its not ripped off!!!!!!
all the area we have passed has been ...