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Dec 21, 2019 - Nuremberg

We had a very busy first day on our Christmas Market cruise. Started off with a short core and stretching exercise session in the lounge, before breakfast. (We will see how long this lasts!). Then after breakfast, off on a bus tour of Nuremberg, which included a walk through the historic city and the Imperial Castle. From the castle, we had a terrific view of the old city, surrounded by the wall and moat. It is hard to believe that 90% of Nurenberg was completely destroyed in a mere 90 minutes during WWII? The old city medieval wall and...

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Christmas Markets

Dec 20, 2019 - Nuremberg

December 20 Today we leave our lovely hotel for Nuremberg and the start of our cruise! We had purchased train tickets from Vienna departing at 10:15 and arriving Nuremberg @3:30pm; however in order to catch up with Martha (she had arrived yesterday) and to be sure to not miss the ship we decided to try to catch the 9:15. Arriving at the very large Vienna train station we searched for Rail Europe office only to find the first class lounge. As we had purchased second class the gentleman was not too eager to help us with our “inexpensive...

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Christmas Markets

Dec 8, 2019 - SawChristmas markets in Germany

Guten tag, I've been in Germany for the last few days visiting the cities of Stuttgart and Nürnberg and enjoying the delights of their Christmas markets. It's been a wonderful trip but now it's time to return home to loved ones. You may have heard that there's been a French national strike that has crippled transport in addition to other services. It officially began on the 5th of December but long distance trains were affected from the evening of the 4th. Luckily, my train left France for Germany late morning on the 4th. It was delayed...

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Aug 9, 2015 - Bamberg's Old Town

Würzburg, Germany Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the "Franconian Rome". Atop the most significant hill is a magnificent, four-towered Romanesque cathedral from the 13th century. We took a walking tour of the Altstadt (Old City) and loved it. While not quite a village with 70,000 people, it felt more like a small town than a large city. Only 4.6% of the town was destroyed in WWII because there was no significant industry here so we were able to see authentic old...

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European Adventure

Aug 8, 2015 - Hitler

Nürnberg, Germany Our river cruise negotiates the Main-Danube Canal, the highest point of any commercial waterway in Europe, which ultimately links the North Sea with the Black Sea. To navigate the waterways, we will pass through 68 locks. A lock is a place where boats that are travelling up or down a river or canal can be raised higher or lower. Locks are built in places where the level of the water in the river or canal suddenly changes. This may be because there is a waterfall there, or because a dam has been built, or because there is...

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Dec 14, 2013 - Nurnberg

It was a quick trip from Wurzburg to Nurnberg Friday morning. The train only stopped for a couple of minutes, so I had to hop on and work my way down a few cars to find my seat. My hotel is a real change. Instead of a more traditional hotel, I’m in a chain hotel (Ibis). Kind of big and impersonal, but I love that elevator! After settling at the hotel, I put on another long sleeve t-shirt, because it is really cold today. It was a short walk into the old city where I had a great schnitzel and warm potato salad lunch. Then it was a meander up...

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Dec 3, 2013 - Nuremberg

Thursday: Our train left Salzburg at 11am and we arrived at Anne’s in Erlangen mid-afternoon. The rest of the day was spent relaxing. Friday: Again, we took the opportunity to catch up on routine things like washing. That evening we all went in to Nuremberg for the official opening of their Christmas markets. The Christkind was due to appear on the balcony of one of the churches at 5.30 and well beforehand half of Nuremberg began squeezing into the square in between the rows of market stalls. We ended up jammed like sardines in one aisle...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Nuremberg, sightseeing and football

Dietlinde gave us a ride to the edge of the city of Nurnberg so that we could avoid the bus and train ride and have more time to look around the city before the soccer game. We caught the underground to the city centre and did a walking tour of the old city and castle grounds. It would have been nice to have more time to spend here so we will have to return some day. Nurnberg was one of the cities where Hitler rallied a lot of support for the Nazi party. It is also the site of the trials of war criminals. In mid afternoon we took the tram...

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Sep 20, 2013 - Sightseeing in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

We took the bus and train from Neunkirchen to Rothenburg in the morning. It is a beautiful old city, small enough to see most of the sights in an afternoon. It reminds me a bit of Banff with an abundance of souvenir shops and tourists, tour buses, etc. The entire old city is walled and it is possible to walk around on top of most of the wall and see inner city as well as the view of the newer city outside the wall. I accidentally put the pics in with Nurenburg so go to Sept 21 to see them.

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Oct 8, 2012 - “Shhh…my boss will be angry!”

8 Oct 2012 What!!! Blue sky!! No rain! What’s going on – maybe this is a dream? No, it was a fine day – air crisp and cool, but sun pleasant. We went for breakfast expecting a small continental breakfast. No, we got it wrong. It was a huge buffet – let me tell you about it. 6 juices, coffee, tea (numerous varieties) Maybe 10 cereals, 5 yoghurts, stewed fruit, fresh fruit platter, fresh fruit. Cheese platters, meat platters, antipasto platter. Salmon, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon and salads. Rolls, breads, croissants,...

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Oct 7, 2012 - He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich

7 Oct 2012 A quiet travelling day today – awoke around 8 – overcast but dry for a change – J went out snooping while C showered – found a café BAG GO open 1 block away – coffee, croissants, pastries, etc. That should do for brekky. We went down a bit later and had scrambled eggs, fresh rolls, and coffee. Then back to the hotel. We decided that we would get the 11:52 Munchen train that would get us to Nuremburg. And checkout was 12. So we had time to spare. C had a nap while J went walking. It was cool and crisp (like a Hobart winters day)....

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Aug 19, 2012 - Nuremberg at 98 degrees

We are now on the Danube River. This morning's city tour was changed to 12:30, after lunch. After an hour bus ride we got to this large city that was 95% bombed out during WWII. We were driven to the former Nazi Rally Grounds building that Hitler built to impress and intimidate at an annual gathering of Nazis. It is basically a huge circular opening surrounded by massive walls. (I've forgotten how many soccer fields it would hold, but more than one would think!) From there we went into the city to the Imperial Castle. This is a complex on...

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