We left Wurzburg by bus this morning while the ship sailed on to Schweinsfurt to pick us up later in the day. We headed south to the town of Rothenburg of der Tauber (by the Tauber River). There’s another town in Germany by the same name so they distinguish them by the rivers that flow by.
We witnessed something unusual as we stopped for a toilet break: A free public toilet! Otherwise, an attendant would be asking for 0.50 Euros.
Rothenburg proved to be a very well preserved Medieval town. In fact the wall is so complete that one could walk on top of it all around.
While there, we visited their Torture Museum and the Christmas Museum. The first was euphemistically called the Medieval Crime Museum. We knew better. We couldn’t take flash pictures there so lots of them didn’t come out. At the second museum we were not allowed to take any photos. However, we got a few in before we knew the rules. This is basically a giant Christmas decoration store and not a museum, in our humble opinion. Lunch in the cellar of our restaurant was delicious. I think we are all becoming Germans…at least our stomachs are.
Back on our ship, Michal presented a lecture on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal which we will go through the next few days. As for dinner, we had a special surprise. Well, maybe the pig(s) cooked were more surprised as we enjoyed them very much. The evening was highlighted by a trivia contest. It was much fun and everyone got a prize for participation. What fun!