5 July Farewell to the cruise ship 7:00 – All bags had to have coloured tags and placed outside the cabin doors by then. This meant an early start and breakfast. Some people were making their own departure arrangements; some were taking the extension to Prague by bus; we were going home to Melbourne … Continue reading “Homeward Bound”
29 June Today we went through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim and entered the River Danube. We later saw Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities.
28 June Today, we took in a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. We saw the storybook 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946.
27 June This morning we cruised through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. We explored this UNESCO World Heritage city with our guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm.
26 June Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards.
25 June Miltenberg is a picturesque village on the Main (pronounced “mine”) River, which creates a realistic feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times owing to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. This was a late sleep-in day, as it is a long journey from Rudesheim.
24 June This morning we cruised through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Around almost every bend there were stunning vistas of castles perched above steep, vineyard-covered slopes.
23 June We had some free time on board before arriving into Cologne. Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral.