Day 11 July 2, 2017 Wertheim and Miltenberg
A quiet Sunday morning with ship docking early just across street from Wertheim. Your early bird photographer got off and explored town at about 6:05am. Overall town square was empty with a slight mist. Interesting light. Back on ship for the 7:00 am for exercise and breakfast then back to town with group. So some areas photographed twice
The two images of information signs – map and aerial – show the start of group tour. Our guide told us that in rainy years the town was flooded from both sides – Main and Tauber Rivers. We docked on the main and started tour at Leaning Tower (a prison known as Tower of Terror). At one time the walled city had 18 towers. All towns of the era had a vibrant Jewish section and Wertheim was no exception. Once again we saw the Stolperstein memorial plaques. On the way to the glass blowing factory we passed the Smallest House – built in 1520 and an interesting clock which had only one hand. Our guide explained that to the rich time was not that important. Knowing hour was enough – no need for minutes.
We enjoyed the glass blowing show, presentation about glass objects and shopping in the store. Then short bus ride to Miltenberg. Brief guided tour then about an hour of self-exploration. Dave and Patricia joined the famous Miltenberg trio (that’s his index finger).
Along the river was a flock of Mute Swans and some Egyptian Geese.
Several of us walked through the street fair and found a Bavarian Band – Local clothing and instruments. Interesting instruments, outfits and sound. The Amadeus Princess met us here and we were back on board for lunch. Lots of opportunity for my street photography in both town and scenery as we headed towards Frankfurt.
Fifi, Kathy and Lorelay’s karaoke were the night entertainment highlight. We passed through several locks that night and I stayed up anticipating our passing through Frankfort about 11:30pm. From Wurzburg (yesterday) to Frankfort (tonight) there is about a 500 meter drop in elevation. The locks looked so different at night under lights and Frankfort at night was impressive. The first “big “city since Budapest but much more modern – at least the part we passed through. Modern high rise buildings under bright moon. Beautiful way to end long day. First photo at 6:10 am, last at 11:53 pm