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Sep 28, 2018 - Wertheim a Charming Tiny Town

Storybook Setting of This Charming Town -- Explore Wertheim, a tiny town that has played a strategic role at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The evening before we toured, we were favored with the performance of a world renown glass blowing artist. He invited us, after the tour, to visit the glass shop of his friend, which we did and picked up one cute sparrow item to add to our collection. We joined our guide to experience this quaint village that is squeezed into a narrow triangle in the shadow of Wertheim Castle. We...

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Apr 24, 2018 - Exploring the Tauber and Wertheim

After a day of rain (we were glad as we needed a rest!) we headed out to explore the Tauber River. It was a nice drive despite the occasional roadworks! Although not large the river runs through some pretty countryside and once you were alongside the river there was little traffic. For cyclists there is a dedicated bike path on the other side of the river. Just where the Tauber meets the Main river there is the small town of Wertheim. We stopped and explored which included walking up to the ruined castle above the town, walking by the side...

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Jun 10, 2015 - Wertheim Germany

After breakfast we disembarked for a walking tour of Wertheim, a charming fairytale town located at the meeting of the Main and Tauber Rivers. Because of its location the town is prone to flooding. Overlooking the town is the ruins of a castle that one can reach by climbing 350 steps and another 180 to the top of the tower. The medieval townscape included beautifully restored half-timbered houses built in Franconian style. The main square was charming. At the entrance to the town is the leaning tower of Wertheim, Spitzer Tower, a quite...

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May 30, 2014 - Wertheim, Germany

Located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers, just a short distance from the meeting of the Main and the Rhine, Wertheim is a very picturesque town of 25000. Known for its glassworks, wine and castle ruins. Wertheim Castle was built in the 12th century, expanded in the 15th and 17th centuries and destroyed in the Thirty Years War in 1634. It still remains the town's landmark, overlooking the narrow streets filled with half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the church and Abbey. Wertheim, like Pisa has a leaning...

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Sep 14, 2011 - Wertheim, Germany

Today a short visit to Wertheim. Wertheim is a much smaller town than most we have visited. It has a small medieval town centre with a cosy market square. There is a ruined castle on the hill overlooking the town. I climbed the hill, and all the steps to get to the top of the tower. The view was pretty spectacular, but the climb was a challenge!! Today we passed through at least 10 locks. Every time we go through a lock we lose our internet connection, so keeping up on the Trip Journal is quite a challenge!!

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Aug 23, 2011 - Happy Birthday John!

Happy Birthday John Nordgren! With some supplies I borrowed from the front desk, John woke up to find his cabin door festooned with a poster and balloons declaring this special day. Our location today was Wetherim where the Main and Tauber Rivers meet. As has become our practice, we skipped the group tour and wandered up the hill to tour castle with Brenda and John. But first we did some shopping. Last night a local glass blower from this fairytale town was on the ship demonstrating the art of glass blowing and displaying some of his...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Happy Birthday To Me

August 23, 2011 Well, here it was, my 63rd Natal Day and I woke up to a big poster and balloons on our cabin door, courtesy our neighbours, Cheryl and Robert, aided by supplies from the ship’s crew. When Brenda and I returned from breakfast, our bed was decorated with cute towel sculptures constructed by our stateroom attendant, Kristjan. I also received lovely cards from the Smiths, Helen and my loving and lovely bride. I later found I had many welcome emails and Facebook wishes from friends and family…thanks everyone! Our port this day...

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