September 9, 2012
We really enjoyed the long sail morning….the scenery on the river is just majestic and the sailing so peaceful. We will have at journeys end traversed a series of 68 locks and canals which depending on other river traffic means that one gets there when the river allows. Here in Würzberg, the Würzberg Residence dominates the hillside and offers wine tastings.
However, we opt for a short bus ride to the medieval walled city of Rothenburg or the “Red Fortress above the Tauber”. Here we walked and shopped the entire city on the ground and in the air by climbing to the top of the city walls and taking the catwalk around. The city which has around 3000 residents was hosting one of their medieval festivals so everyone was dressed in costume. While we were each given 15 Euros for lunch we found a local place and had the most delicious meal for 5 Euros each! Rothenburg has a wonderful Christmas Museum and shop where one could spend hours!