Day 5: Bamberg, Germany

Trip Start Dec 14, 2012
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Trip End Jan 04, 2013


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wake-up call 6:15 : After breakfast we bus into Bamberg with Horst our tour guide. Bamberg is a UNESCO world heritage site - most in tact town after WWII - walk past Hotel Messerscmidt, down Lange strasse - end up in Kloster Brauerei - beer and Pretzeln. Can't drink more than 1 beer.Jody, Jean, Reggie, Walter and me walk back to the Christmas markets - lots of wool scarfs, socks ...gets cold here in winter. Down to minus 30! Lots of children around. Low unemployment rate - 3%. Bosch is largest employer. 11:10 bus back to ship. German lunch is delicious. Sausages, pork, mustard, bratkartoffeln, beer.

Erik gives us bad news. Because of good rainfalls and snow melting, the rives are rising - the boat will not fit under the bridges. We will stay on the boat in Bamberg and will bus to Rothenburg or Wuerzburg tomorrow. Might bus into Frankfurt on Friday.
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