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Viking River Cruise – Day 7 – Regensburg and Nuremberg

Today was a very rushed day. We visited both Nuremberg and Regensburg. I don’t feel like we really got a chance to look at either, so will need to return to both of them 🙂

When you enter Regensburg (from the bus park!) you cross a very old stone bridge to get into the historic centre. I thought this town was particularly beautiful… even enough that it did cross my mind I could live in a city like that. It was beautiful but appeared to have lots of “stuff” to see and do, and plenty of cute little places to eat!

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Admiring the medieval buildings.We took another guided walking tour from a lovely lady (I have to admit I’m getting a bit tired of this!) and learned lots of interesting things about Regensburg. It dates quite far back, and many of the medieval buildings managed to survive the bombing of WWII.

We took another guided walking tour from a lovely lady (I have to admit I’m getting a bit tired of this!) and learned lots of interesting things about Regensburg. It dates quite far back, and many of the medieval buildings managed to survive the bombing of WWII.

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There were many beautiful towers that merchants built to show their wealth.

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This cool building is now student residences!

Our tour ended up at another church… SURPRISE! <insert sarcasm here>

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This was actually one of my favourite cathedrals we’ve seen because it felt old. I think they started building it in the late 1200’s and continued building on to it for hundreds of years. Aside from the gorgeous stained glass windows it didn’t seem too glitzy, which I also appreciated.

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This is just a tiny piece of the cathedral. As usual photos can’t show it. You need to come here yourself!

After spending some time in the cathedral we all headed down to the sausage kitchen which was highly recommended by Terry our “Cruise Manager”. It lies right beside the river and the stone bridge and the sign says “Historische Burstkuche”. I thought the sausage was quite good, but perhaps not as exciting as Terry made it out to be 🙂

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Sitting on the steps enjoying some sausage 🙂 (I’ve discovered I’m in love with special mustards 🙂 )

Special note: If you buy one here, it is for takeaway, do not attempt to sit at the tables. There are however some nice steps right nearby to sit on if you prefer to sit while you eat your snack 🙂

After this we headed back to our bus for the trip to Nuremberg.

When we arrived at Nuremberg our tour guide “Lisa” (wow I’m popular here!) joined us to tell us mostly about Nuremberg’s role during Hitler’s Regime. We spent a lot of time on the bus going past different spots and learning what kind of crazy egomaniacal man Hitler really was.

Despite being heavily bombed during the war, Nuremberg has a beautiful medieval walled area. I’m not sure how much of it is original… but it looks original 🙂 We were just so tired and hot and cranky at this point that we didn’t end up having a chance to look at this area. I guess that will have to be for next time 🙂

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One of the unfinished stadiums Hitler built to house his rallies.

That evening the cruise line provided a nice buffet dinner in the hotel with entertainment. There were two girls singing opera and a guy playing some Mozart on the piano. It was quite enjoyable!

*Note – we didn’t end up with many photos of Nuremberg or any of the evening because we just ended up being too tired 🙂 This is a whirlwind so far. I’m looking forward to the two weeks on the beach in France!

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