We went on a 2 hour guided walking tour.
The Town Hall.
Gorgeous little streets with no cars but many tourists.
The people of Miltenberg are definite in telling you they are Franconian. The Bavarians took them over a long time ago, but they are passionate about their Franconian culture
Bill and Roland were tired after the long walk so stopped by a pub for a Bavarian Beer. Then back to the ship, where we had a cooking demonstration for traditional "Vanilla Kipferl" (type of biscuit). After dinner we had a local glass blower give us a demonstration too. All the time we are sailing onto Würzburg.
Saturday 30 August
Today we had a choice of doing a tour of Würzburg or a romantic bus trip to Rothenburg. being romantics we took the second option.
The sun is out, sun hat on but haven't taken off my jacket yet.
The Cellar Master from the local winery gave us a talk about the history of wine making in Rothenburg.
Then back to Würzburg to board the ship for Bamberg.
Today we had a huge Bavarian Buffet lunch instead of a la carte.
Sunday 31 August
The old city hall built on a bridge.
Just breathtaking, the buildings in this town.
Bamberg is also famous for its beer making and we were taken for a beer tasting. All these tours and feasts were inclusive in the Scenic Tour package. Once on the ship we didn't need to spend any money unless you wanted drinks from the bar. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate were free and available all day.
This morning I went up to the sundeck for a walk but it was closed, and all the railings down, due to low bridges. So I went to the front deck which is lower and still open but much smaller. (photo by Roland)
Lookout! Everyone sit down!(photo by Roland)
They are so low you can touch them. The Captain's bridge is on hydraulics and it goes down like an elevator. (photo by Roland)