Travel Blogs from Cham
... the glass maker we visited is called Theresienthal, which is reputed to be the finest maker of exquisite glass in Germany. The company experimented with going “main stream” in 2002 and had to file bankruptcy as a result. In the process a wealthy industrialist brought in Boston Consulting Group to assist with the turnaround, and today the company produces exclusively very high end and collectible glassware ...
Today was a nice morning to sleep in, as we complete our navigation of the Main-Danube Canal, and enter the northernmost bend of the Danube River. It is a beautiful town, whose origins date from the Stone Age, with visible Roman ruins and a well preserved Medieval City (a UNESCO world heritage site).
The Old Stone Bridge was built from 1135 to 1146, and is still in full use today. It is ...
Today started with a short bus ride from the ship to a walking point up to Weltenburg Abbey. Weltenburg Abbey is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. Here we had the opportunity to sample the monks dark beer which has won awards along with a big bread pretzel that went well with the beer. From here we had free time to explore the Abbey and grounds before a short stroll along the Danube Gorge for a cruise through the Gorge. It was then time to had back to the ...
... the lake.
Once organized we jumped in the car to head
to, yep you guessed it, another brewery (!), this time a family run brewery,
Jacob, where nobody spoke English in town and we were really grasping at straws
to find where to go and what to order. A bier garden in the sunshine on another
lake of the area, it felt more of an adventure with a clear language barrier in
a tiny isolated town.
It was again ...
... brass tile set into the walkway with the name of a Jewish family. The family would have lived in the house and removed by the Nazis. Most family members were completely wiped out.
We walked by a wood and stone house from the middle ages being refurbished. It will be open to the public in the next year or so.
After our tour we were cold and starving so we went back to the oldest ...