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Jun 24, 2019 - Day 41 - Wurzburg

Day 41 - Monday 24 June 19 - Warzburg Following an early breakfast we walked directly to the Residence Palace. The crowds hadn’t formed and our entry was without event. We wandered the residence noting the extensive renovations that have been made post it’s heavy destruction in the Mar 1945 fire bombing of the city. The first impressive aspect of the visit was the staircase and its self supported vault. The ceiling fresco’s are some of the very few that survived the bombing. In my enthusiasm to photo this magnificent entry, I was advised...

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Jun 23, 2019 - Day 40 - Wurzburg

Day 40 - Sunday 23 June 19 - Wurzburg It is Sunday and we are in no great rush to get under way as we plan to drive the 140km W to Wurzburg to be at our accomodation by 1500hrs. The plan is to drive the first 65 km on regional roads before joining the autobahn for the final leg. We elected not to have breakfast but our entrepreneurial host provided a lovely snack lunch with a small bottle of Australian Chardonnay. Very pleased with our remote location accomodation for the night we were away at 0950 hrs. The first leg of the drive was as...

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May 29, 2019 - Day 7 = Wurzburg & Markgreit

morning tour of Wurzburg Residence (a palace of huge porportions) - couldn't take pictures inside. It had a grand staircase with deep but shallow steps so the ladies could climb or descend with big gowns and trains. lots of frescos and paintings and gold-plated decorations. You can see pictures of the grand gardens around the palace. Optional tour of Rothenburg. 1.5 hours to get there. don't remember how we filled the time! After the walking tour (I must admit I don't listen much because I can't understand the guides so I wander with my...

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Apr 21, 2019 - Easter in Bamberg

2019-04-21.Easter in Bamberg Another beautiful Franconian town, alive for the holiest of days with folks again enjoying spectacular weather. No matter the day, the cafes are open serving everything from ice cream to Rauchbier. A word about Rauchbier. It was "invented" when a brewer's malt was partially damaged in a fire. Rather than throw out a valuable crop, he used it in its smoky condition to brew a batch of beer and the rest is history. We went to a cafe with four new friends after our tour of the town to sample this "delicacy". Imagine...

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Apr 20, 2019 - Wurzburg

2019-04-20.Wurzburg Wurzburg is another medieval city but this one has been restored after 70% of its center was bombed into rubble during WWII. Though not quartering many soldiers, Wurzburg was an important city because of its location on the Maine River with easy access to the railroad as well. During medieval times and through to the early 17th century, this was the home of the Prince Bishop; a Catholic bishop who, because of his service to the king, was granted a secular title. The Prince Bishop, who was obviously an ego maniac, had a...

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Sep 27, 2018 - Wurzburg Town n Bishops Residence

Our included tour of the Wurzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We met with our guide at former residence of the Wurzburg prince-bishop. This vast compound was built over a 25-year period, beginning in 1719. Once again, though, no photos allowed. We were Wow’d by the massive reception staircase and overhead ceiling with its stunning, 2,000-square-foot “Four Continents” fresco painted by Venetian artist Giovanni Tiepolo. We visited and experienced several of the...

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Aug 13, 2018 - New trip

Dear all, Well we left Amsterdam on Monday morning and crossed the border in to Germany. The boarder crossing not as dramatic as we were used to on the other trip. Stopped and visited this Chateau. It had been raining on and off all day but as we travelled this beautiful rainbow appeared. It was a full rainbow with the second one behind. We have settled into the new lovely hotel. Kind regards, Dianne and Paul

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Our Big Trip

Aug 9, 2018 - Wurzburg & Rothenburg

Today we arrived at Wurzburg and from there we went to Rothenburg, probably one of the prettiest places we have been to. The old city is still completely surrounded by the old wall and retains a lot of the traditional architeture of the medieval times. It is also famous for being the home of the original Christmas shoppe Käthe Wohlfahrt. It also has a torture museum as well as a lot of narrow streets and cobblestones. We did a tour and saw more cathedrals as well as the clock tower with a Glockenspiel. It chimes on the hour every hour but...

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Europe Escape 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - Wurzburg - a re-visit

Today we re-visted Würzburg. This time we started off crossing the Main bridge and climbing up to the Marienberg Castle which overlooks the town. It was steep climb! The castle/fortress was started around 1200’s. From 1253 to 1719 it was the seat of the prince bishops who controlled the area. The castle was remodelled in the 1600’s. We explored the castle which gave great views over the Main River and the town but unfortunately there was quite a bit of renovation work taking place on the castle Returning back down we explored the town for a...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Move to Frickenhausen (Policemen and roadworks!)

Today we headed south to Frickenhausen just south of Wurzburg. Before leaving the campground we did our usual emptying of our tanks then went to the local petrol station to fill up with diesel and this time LPG. We were well on time getting on the road. We headed down route 12 and had gone about 19 miles when we were pulled in by the local police who were doing vehicle checks and of course we attracted their attention. A happy hour ensued. They were concerned whether we were legal towing a car. We provided them with all the necessary...

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Sep 10, 2017 - Wurzburg - The start of the Romantic Road

Arriving in Wurzburg it was clear to see straight away what a picturesque town this was. The houses and churches all painted different colours in a traditional German style. We decided to take a stroll through the town centre and up to the fortress over looking the city. This gave us a beautiful view of town, filled with many churches and vineyards disappearing into the distance. We then took a guided tour around The Residence built for the King of Wurzburg. It is a breathtaking building inside and out and is home to the biggest ceiling...

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Sep 10, 2016 - Würzburg

Würzburz En route to Würzburg we got off the train in Leipzig to explore for a couple of hours. We did the Hop on Hop off bus and were less than impressed by both the bus ( no English commentary) and the sights. Whilst waiting our train we got talking with an Algerian asylum seeker who seemed to have left his country because of the best political and economic situation. He had been in Leipzig for 4 months, gets accommodation in communal rooms and €300 - we didn't find out for how long - from the government. He was desperate for work as he...

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Pam's Europe 2016

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