Monday 1 September
This is the parade ground where Hitler had his annual gatherings.
Most of the city was destroyed during the war but the city has retained its historic charm.
The city scape from the castle on top of the hill. Most cathederals in the towns we visited were wrapped in scaffolding and being repaired. They are all so old and air pollution reeks havoc.
Castle outer buildings
I wonder who carries the key to the door.
Town square fresh produce market.
Nuremburg is about half way through the cruise and it is where we meet our sister ship (Scenic Emerald) coming from Budapest to Amsterdam. The crew were quite excited to see their friends.
Tuesday 2 September
We sailed through the night and the morning until we reached Regensburg. This settlement dates back to 500BC.
David and Goliath mural representing the towns fight with the Romans.
Roman structure still standing.
We saw a reenactment of a rich merchant's wife reading a letter from her husband who was travelling to the Orient looking for trade. The stories of what they saw were mystical.
We woke up to a blue sky and we were coming into Passau a border town btween Germany and Austria. Here we had the choice of a bus tour to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov or stay in Passau for a walking tour. We have been to Salzburg and Bill wasn't feeling the best so we opted to stay in Passau as the bus trips were about 2 and half hours. Helen and Paul went to Salzburg. Roland and Verena stayed in Passau.
As we left Passau you could see where the two rivers merged. The Inn River is a greeny colour and the Danube River is blue. We sailed to Linz where we would pick up those who went on bus tours. There were only 25 of us left on the boat.
The front deck.
The sun deck and YES the sun is shining.
This is the life!!
(the last 4 photos by Roland)