|We went to Regensberg which is one hour by train south of Nurnberg. Another old city that wasn't extensively damaged in WW2 so it retains it's crooked- street-Medieval feeling. We wander around some, but the heat was too much so we decided to take an hour long boat tour on the 'brown' Danube.
The bridge you see was built by the Romans. It is too low for modern river boats to go under so the Danube was re-routed and that's the tour that we took.
We've been in Regensberg at Christmas time and the bridge turns into a market with every imaginable food and decorations for sale.
The Danube, like the Rhine, was lower than normal this year. The previous year the rivers in Germany flooded and caused massive damage. This summer a drought had lowered the water level so much that boats were going two thirds empty so as not to hit bottom.
There are two photos of the huge cargo boats - one of them has a child's playpen on top - it's hard to see. It's a metal cage inside of which are the kids toys. Families work and live on these barges and kids have to play somewhere!
On the way back to Nurnberg on the train we slept until we got to Amberg. Another small city, mostly untouched by WW2 bombing, that we wandered around. A lovely little river runs through it.