22.05.2013 - 22.05.2013
We did enjoy our very quaint room /suite in Dinkelsbuhl well that is except for the "bloody " pillows what the is with Germans & their pillows ? Absolute crap & ruined my sleep .We were continuing up The Romantic Rd but the bus wasn't picking us up until 3 pm so really had another almost entire day. We saw more of the half wooden houses , corn barns etc then tried to refind the damn hedgehog ( igel in German ) we had seen the day before ( when the shops were closed for a Religious Holiday ) " Bloody hell " we retraced & retraced our steps never did find the silver one . Sorry Zkye xx
Three o'clock arrived & we boarded the bus bound for Wurzburg with a little stop in Rothenburg . Kinda wish we had stayed the nights there instead Wurzburg . Smaller more interesting town & unlike Wurzburg was saved from bombing so consequently not re built . You just don't really know & many people had said Wurzburg was fantastic ....mmmmmm ok perhaps we are getting fussy !
Today we got going only about 10 am after speaking for a while with some Aussies from Sydney . We walked through the town to the Wurzburg Residence Palace & Gardens . We knew there was an English Tour at 11 am so makes it easier than my limited German translation. This is a UNESCO heritage building originally designed for Prince- Bishop Johann Philipp Franz von Schonborn .
Interesting they explain that there was severe fire in 1945 .... More correct the American incendiary bombs blew it mostly to hell. It was however saved from total destruction by a US commander who realised its importance & got the roof covered before rains destroyed frescoes . The Germans realizing they were going be trounced did remove all the amazing irreplaceable tapestries & furnishings before the US invasion .
The place is even more astounding than the Residence in Munich
. Sadly no photos were allowed ...Crap , crap etc all in our heads though .
We left there still looking for the elusive hedgehogs found a Subway had a respectable lunch really quite healthy & without wein or bier. Lunch over we thought we should get to the River Main ...bloody cold 10 degrees breezy & drizzle ...why didn't we bring our down coats this year . We would have cursed them all the way till here. Oh well just " toughen up princess" We started across one of the specky bridges but I gave up half way too cold & windy . Bill stayed at least 15 mins watching a large barge working it's way through a lock . I just looked at the pics ...you can too. We then had coffee / bier in a cool Resturant attached to the bridge. Modern but in a very old setting with a water wheel below it.
Wended our way back to the hotel & having " bed picnic" rolls with smoked salmon ,eggs , salad etc oh and a bottle of Italian Red tonight. Don't get excited our bed picnics simply mean we are too tired to go out for dinner so eat in the hotel room .
Booked our tickets for train to Bamburg tomorrow . Wurzburg ok but really wouldn't recommend it as a must see town .