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Sep 7, 2019 - Miltenberg

One of the photos is a view from our stateroom down the length of the ship when we are in a lock. We were provided a glass-blowing demonstration in the lounge. The artist worked in industrial/medical glass but found art glass more interesting. The glass is unique in that it is Pyrex and the objects are very strong as well as beautiful. (Items were for sale, which is something Viking does not provide routinely, as most ocean cruises do.) After lunch we arrived in Miltenberg and took a brief walk on our own before returning to the ship to...

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May 28, 2019 - Day 6 = Miltenberg & Wertheim

rainy day, mid afternoon stop at Miltenberg seems like a good place to buy a scarf for Susie - look like quality scarves Deb took my picture while trying to pose like the little figurine outside a residence and someone came out of the door! bus to Wertheim - a nearby city could hardly see the river that rises and floods the town every once in a while

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Apr 29, 2019 - Well Then, Must We Grow Up?

This was to be a big day so we got an early start on breakfast. We had two excursions scheduled - the first was a “Hike in the Würzburg Hills” and the second a tour of the “Würzburg Residenz” palace. We bussed to the start of the hike at the Käppele, a grand hillside church and former monastery. It featured a series dramatic statues giving tribute to the Stations of the Cross, covering several acres overlooking the Main River and Würzburg. We started at the top and worked our way down, causing me to wonder how much of a hike we were really...

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Apr 28, 2019 - Miltenberg

We woke up to our ship bumping up against the locks somewhere on the Main River before dawn. Dennis was fortunate enough to go right back to sleep. I was not as lucky. We weren’t due to arrive in port until about 3pm, so we were able to enjoy a leisurely morning and early afternoon. A local glass artisan provided a lecture and demonstration which was funny and informative. Of course he had merchandise for sale and we did our part to help the local economy. Once we docked in Freudenberg, we were bused back to Miltenberg for a walking tour...

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Apr 19, 2019 - Miltenberg

2019-04-19.Miltenberg Miltenberg - Or...the town not famous for anything, at least according to our guide. Today was Good Friday and the start of the German four day holiday lasting through Easter Monday. We didn't arrive in Miltenberg until around 4:00 but the streets were filled with people enjoying the 75 degree sunshine. This is a town that was not bombed during the war so its medieval architecture, including its half-timbered homes, is intact and quite lovely. The streets were narrow, winding and absolutely charming though bustling...

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Aug 8, 2018 - Miltenberg

at some time during the night we entered the Main (said Mine) river. After breakfast we had an amazing demonstration of glass blowing by a Mr Ittig, he talked about how the galss blowing started out as making scientific instruments and the family has branched out into making Christmas decorations as well as sparrows (the sparrow of Ulm) and a combination oil and vinegar dispenser - also known as the Jägermeister Bomb - long story. Hans got one of the ladies up to make a christmas decoration made of the colours of her chosing and at the end...

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Europe Escape 2018

Dec 9, 2017 - Miltenberg

We arrived at Westheim this morning and we were up early and had breakfast then set off by bus to Miltenberg. We had the same guide as yesterday. She is originally from London, but her husband is German and her mother was German. She has lived here for 38 years. When we arrived at Miltenberg we set off walking up the main street past half timbered mediaeval buildings with a distinct feeling of Grimm's fairy tales about them. We learned the history of some of them and had several wrought iron signs interpreted for us. A sideways figure of...

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Jul 13, 2017 - Day 5: Miltenberg, Germany

Day 5, and we've moved from the Rhine onto the Main now. Our first stop on the Main is Miltenberg, a scenic riverside town full of cobblestone streets and colorful Bavarian-style buildings, most of which have been repeatedly flooded. As a result, the first story of most of the buildings appears markedly different from the upper stories, as they have been repaired and reinforced to better deal with future flooding. Of particular interest (to me) during our walking tour of the downtown was to pass the local Faust Brewery right in the center...

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Jun 11, 2015 - Day 33 - Freudenberg & Burgstadt

Day 33 - Thursday 11th June, 2015 - Freudenberg & Burgstadt [sorry for the lack of photos - we are just too busy enjoying the trip] Today we arrived at Freudenberg before we were out of bed. Had a restrained breakfast and a walk into the village before a glass blower from Wertheim came to do a demonstration and sell his products. Most impressive funny man. He is a 5th generation glass blower and had originally made a stunning escape from East Germany settling in Wertheim. Wertheim is a centre for glass makers suppling all over Europe and...

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Swiss Trip 2015

Jul 28, 2014 - Miltenberg, Germany (Cruise Day 5)

7/28/14, Monday We sailed most of the night and some more this morning along the Main River. After lunch, we headed into Miltenberg to see some local sites. This town is known for its half-timbered homes and is one of the most picturesque and best preserved medieval cities in Germany. We saw the old Roman walls, the ancient hotel “Zum Riesen” (the Inn at the Giant) believed to be the oldest inn in Germany (built about 1500) and the Mildenburg castle built about 1200. This is the area of Germany known as Franconia, very well known for its...

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2014 European Trip

May 16, 2014 - Shipboard and underway

Hi all Here we are Friday 16th sailing along sipping wine....mmmm. Here is a very condensed version of our last few days .Amsterdam was wet, but wonderful, did a canal tour, loved the house boats. Sailed the Rhine while enjoying the Captains welcome cocktails. Next day was the city of Cologne....not my favourite city but my what a beautiful cathedral ohh and hot chocolate !!!! That night we dined with a princess in her castle, truly an experience and delicious food. Still on the Rhine we arrived in Rudesheim became a typical tourist...

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Europe May 2014

May 10, 2014 - Koblenz to Miltenberg

Saturday May 10 - Miltenburg (Wertheim) Last night while we were having dinner the ship turned eastward and entered the River Main, a tributary of the Rhine. The Main is much narrower and has been canalized in parts. We entered our first lock while we having dinner, and passed through at least four or five more locks during the night and another early in the morning. The Viking ships are designed to 'just' fit widthwise and lengthwise, and with the walls of the locks only inches away, we could easily touch them. We took our time getting...

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