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So today the “bergs” have become the “burgs”! It all gets rather confusing – I think it’s got something to do with towns or mountains, but who really cares! Wurzburg is on the Main River; we went to nearby Rothenburg on the Tauber, an old walled city.

The walled city of Rothenburg.

The walled city of Rothenburg.


These storks nest here every year, above a house in the centre of Rothenburg.

These storks nest here every year, above a house in the centre of Rothenburg.


Kathe Wohlfahrt is a world-famous Christmas decorations shop - now a chain of shops.  Inside, it's a one-way maze, rather like Ikea.  You can't get out until you are carrying lots of stuff to buy at the cash registers at the end!  And perhaps I should mention that it's crowded.

Kathe Wohlfahrt is a world-famous Christmas decorations shop – now a chain of shops. Inside, it’s a one-way maze, rather like Ikea. You can’t get out until you are carrying lots of stuff to buy at the cash registers at the end! And perhaps I should mention that it’s crowded.


Time for a beer in the Baumeisterhaus in Rothenburg, before heading back to the ship.

Time for a beer in the Baumeisterhaus in Rothenburg, before heading back to the ship.

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