The Kölner Dom (or Cologne Cathedral) is a wow.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Monday, October 30, 2023
(Come close so I can whisper.) Koblenz was disappointing.
A horseback statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I holds a prominent location in German Corner, the point of land where the Moselle River joins the Rhine. The statue is overdue for a good cleaning.
There is a tall, complex statue with rowers at the base.
There is a boy who spits water every now and then.
Koblenz does have excellent manhole covers.
I was cold and uninterested, so I went back to the ship.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023
There was only time for a brief stop in the small, medieval, half-timbered town of Miltenberg.
A brief visit was OK, since it was raining and there was a long walk back to the ship.
Friday, October 27, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a charming walled medieval town with many half-timbered buildings.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Bamberg is a pretty Medieval town in Upper Franconia, on the river Regnitz where it joins the Main.
There are nice views of old buildings on the Regnitz.
The bishops didn't give the people of the town any land to construct a town hall, so it was built on a bridge across the Regnitz. Colorful frescoes enliven the town hall walls.
A brewery for rauchbier, a smoky beer popular among some folks in Bavaria.
Alte Hofhaltung was the residence of the bishops in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Neue Residenz, across the cobblestone roadway from Alte Hofhaltung and the cathedral, was the residence of the bishops after the 17th century.