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Regensburg

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  • Day47

    Regensburg

    August 3, 2017 in Germany

    Overnight in Regensburg. Staying at a really lovely Hotel 'Hotel am Peterstor'

  • Day14

    Regensburg and BMW Factory Tour

    September 28, 2017 in Germany

    Today was our first morning on the boat. It's kind of easy to forget that we're on a boat really. It was a bit of a sleep in for us since we were in motion and not able to get out and starting running around a town even if we wanted to. The breakfast buffet was quite extensive and Tyler is still grappling with the tendency to overeat now that there's so much included food at hand. After breakfast there was a presentation by the cruise director Ibi. She explained day by day the activity options. A few of us got dozy, but that's ok as we had already read the information packages and made a lot of our selections.

    We were still cruising in the morning so we had more spare time throughout the morning. Before we knew it, it was time to eat again. Again lunch had tonnes of options; the popular choice at our table was fish with rice. It was very tasty.

    The boat was a little late arriving to the dock at Regensburg but we were all ready to disembark to carry on to the afternoon activities. Rae and Celeste decided to spend the afternoon in the town of Regensburg but the rest of us opted for the BMW Factory Tour. We got an extra brief city tour (extra short since we started late) and then it was on to the bus to drive to the factory. Just seemed like an opportunity not to miss and we were so right!

    We met our tour guide Stephanie who walked us through the various areas of the factory. After a short informational video we started the tour. Absolutely no photos allowed on the tour which in a way was good as we could just really take it all in. We started in the body shop seeing the "robot garden" where the robots would weld together about 5000 individual parts on the body of each car. Then these frames move on to what she called the "petting zoo" (no shortage of interesting names to describe what they're doing). The petting zoo is where the staff use some type of gloves to feel the surface and make sure there are no defects in the body of the car. There were lots of interesting things that we learned and watching the numerous robots working away was mesmerizing. The next stop was the paint shop. We learned about the 5 layers of paint that they use and the different colours of the filler layer. Again we watched the robots, this time spraying paint on the body of the cars. This was termed the "robot ballet." There was another short video (the seats were BMW car seats... comfy). Next we walked past a huge building that stores the painted car bodies until it's time for assembly. Again super interesting to see the complexity of the system to build the cars.

    The last and most impressive stop was the assembly building. We saw the BMW associates installing the tires, doors and parts of the interior. This was where the most human work seemed to be needed. It is amazing that they have everything lined up properly so that the correct door comes down right on time with the matching car. We were warned in advance not to take the BMW decals from the assembly line. Of course we wouldn't have anyway, but I was amazed to see that we walked right past an open case of them! The tour was result very impressive and I'm sure we only got to see a small portion of it! There was a quick stop for the gift shop and then back on the bus to get back on the boat.

    Immediately when we returned to the boat, there was a lecture about the construction and technology of the canals. Very interesting and I didn't know anything much about it before.

    We got dressed for dinner (Tyler decided on lederhosen because he stained his good pants with gravy on his birthday, but I took the opportunity to wear the nicer clothes I brought.) Tonight was the captain's reception and welcome dinner. We were introduced to the leaders of the different groups of the staff. Dinner was a multi course meal. The main course was steak and was very tender and cooked properly. It was a relaxed and enjoyable meal. After dinner, we retired to the Captain's Club, a room where they have board games and lounging space. Much quieter than the bar lounge. Rae and Brett journaled, Tyler played Metroid, and I worked on this post. Another great day!!!

    Brooke & Tyler
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  • Day25

    Regensburg, Germany

    July 13, 2016 in Germany

    A well preserved medieval city that escaped bombing in WWII. Old sausage kitchen first opened in 1135! Our ship looks bald now .. everything on the top deck is laid flat, furniture stowed, even the bridge is squashed down, as we have numerous low bridges in the next few days.

  • Day25

    Baverian lunch then our walking tour

    July 13, 2016 in Germany

    waiters dressed in traditional clothing do not call Bavarians "Germans" they don't like it! if Bavaria was a separate country from Germany it would be the 8th most powerful economy in the world. Schindler came from Regensburg.

  • Day13

    Friday is Regensburg

    September 1, 2017 in Germany

    So we had to overnight in Passau last night as the water level is low. But it has rained overnight and all day today. And pretty cool too! About 11c. Anika the guide took us to for walking tour of the old town. Very beautiful Bavarian city of 150000. We had lunch of beer, roast pork, boiled potatoes and veggies. Then Apple strudel of course! We now have an hour and a half bus ride back to the ship which hopefully has been able to make it's way some of the way towards Regensburg. Not sure how tomorrow will pan out as we are supposed to spend our day in Nuremburg.
    Tonight's dinner will be German. Bratwurst, sauerkraut and probably strudel!
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  • Day32

    Regensburg

    May 31 in Germany

    This lovely village on the Danube had amazing archtecture and lovely people.

    The feast of Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ, is celebrated country wide in Germany, meant there was no shopping, beyond window, to be done. Perfect for Ed, frustrating for Barb.

  • Day23

    St. Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg

    May 17, 2015 in Germany

    I awoke around 6 am and went to take photos on deck. Lecture at 10 am on the history of architectural styles. We passed by the Cathedral of Regensburg, dedicated to St. Peter, in the morning, then toured the interior in the afternoon. The Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St Peter, is the most important church and landmark of the city of Regensburg, Germany. It is the seat of the Catholic diocese of Regensburg. The church is the prime example of Gothic architecture in Bavaria. It was opened in 1520.Read more

  • Day23

    St. Emmeram's Benedictine Abbey

    May 17, 2015 in Germany

    St. Emmeram's is an over-the-top Baroque church whose ornamentation defies the imagination. One of the saints depicted in an ancient painting is St. Wolfgang, teacher of William II, the founder of the German nation. It houses a Benedictine monastery founded in 739 AD. It is built on the site of the grave of Emmeram, a Frankish bishop.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kreisfreie Stadt Regensburg, Regensburg, Ratisbonne

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