Joe & Marcia - Grand European Tour travel blog

Yesterday we went through the last of about 60 sets of locks (over the course of this trip) to bring us to the height of the continental divide; three provided more than an 80 foot change each. Though our travel distance was only 99 km, it took all night to get through the locks on that stretch. We are now on the "downhill" side of things and will dock soon in Regensberg.

It was our first sunny cruising morning and I didn't mind that we were delayed at a couple of locks.

The walking tour in Regensburg was informative, but we didn't move enough; standing on the cobbles hurts after a while. We learned about the Roman bridge and visited St. Peter's. Afterward we ordered wurst on rolls at the Wurstkuchl (500 year old building, 200 years in the same family) and were told to go outside to order a beer. We encountered "eine Hexe" who told us we could sit only for table service, not for food we'd already paid for and we could not order a beer unless we were seated! (The Seinfeld episode comes to mind, but here I would not make a Nazi joke.)

We saw a "tutorial" on cuckoo clocks, then back to the ship. Entertainment after dinner was "Music along the Danube" performed by a local trio.

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