BAMBERG BACON, GERMANY
Trip Start Dec 03, 2008
73Trip End Oct 14, 2009
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We arrived in Bamberg in time to get a bus out to our hostel but only part way there, we would have to wait another hour for the other bus
Bamberg is awesome by the way. Lonely Planet described it as one of the best towns in Germany and we HIGHLY agree with that. Probably the best town in Germany (and that says a lot). There are a bunch of canals that run through the town and that are lined with old buildings and lots of bridges. It is definitely one of the most scenic and romantic towns we have been in. There are a lot of parks, churches, a palace, a monastery and of course, the 9 breweries.
Our hostel let us take 2 bikes from their shed and we rode into town
The second full day we went out to the shed to get two more bikes. The one I rode the day before was really uncomfortable so I picked a different one that had no bike lock. That day we rode into town and saw the few things we didn't see the day before. Like climbing to the top of the town tower that was part of a castle to look over the city (again). After all that, we went to some of the breweries so we could to try their famous beers. We couldn't make it to all of them but the ones we did go to all had pretty good beer, were all in old traditional Bavarian buildings and were more like beer halls. That night we rode back and I had my wonderful new bike that had a light - true happiness. When we rode up to the hostel, the chef ran outside straight for us. It was somewhat understood that the chef was the owner of the hostel and he was a pretty sarcastic guy, so when he came up to me and said "That's my bike", I took it as he was joking around and that he owns all the bikes. I replied with a "Yeah, its a nice bike". He said he couldn't go home that afternoon and was waiting for it. Oh, his personal bike! I quickly got off and said sorry, explaining that it was in the bike shed with all the other bikes and unlocked. He seemed kind of mad but not at me. He just wanted to go home. How embarrassing. We had to ride back into town to get dinner so again, we had to take the old uncomfortable one...and it was even darker, and know I had no light. Damn! My bum hurt the next day. But that night we actually had to change hotels because the hostel was hosting about 50 8th graders! They came the night before and made more noise then I thought possible. We were happy to leave. So we changed to another hotel just down the street.
The next morning we got the bus and were off to Heidelberg.