Dec 14, 2012
Jan 04, 2013
Erik gives us bad news. Because of good rainfalls and snow melting, the rives are rising - the boat will not fit under the bridges. We will stay on the boat in Bamberg and will bus to Rothenburg or Wuerzburg tomorrow. Might bus into Frankfurt on Friday.
Wake-up call 6:15 : After breakfast we bus into Bamberg with Horst our tour guide. Bamberg is a UNESCO world heritage site - most in tact town after WWII - walk past Hotel Messerscmidt, down Lange strasse - end up in Kloster Brauerei - beer and Pretzeln. Can't drink more than 1 beer.Jody, Jean, Reggie, Walter and me walk back to the Christmas markets - lots of wool scarfs, socks ...gets cold here in winter. Down to minus 30! Lots of children around. Low unemployment rate - 3%. Bosch is largest employer. 11:10 bus back to ship. German lunch is delicious. Sausages, pork, mustard, bratkartoffeln, beer.