Europe River Cruise with Italy & Paris Day 21

Europe River Cruise with Italy & Paris Day 21

By Max Seebohm

Categoris: europe | Tags: europe


Bamberg

Breakfast is also the same on this ship still amazing. Today we arrived in Bamberg, after breakfast we were transferred by bus to do a walking tour of the city, a beautiful little city with the river running through the centre. Beautiful old time arch bridges built many hundreds of years ago with lots of beautiful old buildings and lots of history. Willy Messerschmitt was a German aircraft designer and manufacturer who came from Bamberg. He was responsible for building the Messerschmitt BF109 aircraft manufactured in 1934 and was the most important fighter plane in World War 2 with over 35000 being built.

The other thing that Bamberg is famous for is their beer with about nine breweries in town plus about 81 breweries in the area producing about 200 different varieties of beer. Smokey beer is their specialty, this beer has a bacon aftertaste and it is said that after the third one they start tasting alright. Lace is also a specialty of Bamberg.

Once back on the boat is was time to depart to Wurzburg, as soon as the ship departed it was lunch time again, time for more food. In the afternoon we had a gentleman come on board to tell everyone about the river lock system, how and when the locks were built and how they manage the whole river system, very interesting how it is all done.

Tonight before dinner we have a Captains welcome drink with the Captain presenting all the department managers on board, the bar & catering manager, the housekeeping manager etc. and a talk with Bartel our Cruise Director about what’s happening for the next couple of days. As soon as he was finished talking he made announcement that the doors to heaven are open, in other words it was dinner time. As usual it was a great meal and everyone was content when they came out.

We adjourned to the lounge to listen to some music and have a late night snack. You would think nobody could even look at more food but believe it or not some do while others are just as happy to go off to bed, not a bad idea after a busy day sightseeing.


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