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Miltenberg

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  • Day31

    Miltenberg

    April 25, 2017 in Germany

    We arrived in Miltenberg two hours earlier than scheduled (no queues at the locks!) and I was keen to go ashore to explore. Gunther, our guide, said that it was only a small place with one street but I was needing to strech my legs anyway. What a lovely surprise it was, the one street was a delightful old village road with houses built in 1600's down narrow cobblestone lanes.

    It was very fairytale like and we seemed to have the area to ourselves. Quaint shops were in the first few hundred meters and as the road narrowed it turned into hotels and pubs. You had the impression this area would come alive in the evening. Even further on the street turned into the residential area where people lived with modernised interiors to these lovely old houses.

    A few of us climbed up to the remains of the fortification wall and towers that surround the upper edge of the town. The view of the town was rewarding and the park like gardens behind the wall were very green. As we walked back to the boat we were amused to see a statue of three boys doing their business outside a public WC.

    That afternoon we were bused around in groups of 6 to 10 and hosted with locals in their homes for afternoon tea. I thought it would be a bit awkward but it turned out to be very interesting and our hosts very friendly.
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  • Day31

    Locks galore

    April 25, 2017 in Germany

    We left the Rhine river and started cruising the Main river. The sunshades on the sundecks were lowered and the deck closed as we entered a section of river with 30 plus locks and many low bridges.

    We are getting used to locks but they have not lost their fascination for me yet. The river boats like ours are all made the maximum width and sometimes when we are in the locks only a few centimeters are free on each side. It's odd to look up and see a wall next to your window instead of pretty scenery.

    The photos below show some we went though during the day, taken through the front lounge window.
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  • Day30

    Germany/ Miltenberg

    August 16, 2017 in Germany

    Did walk tour through the town. Very picturesque and old. This is a lovely town and the oldest in the Bavarian area.
    Old area ( Franconia). The houses on the hill side are actually built into the rock mountain. All these houses have underground cellers for storing beer. Lots of local wine and beer makers live here and store their booze in very deep cellers.

  • Day29

    Half-Timber Buildings Miltenberg

    July 17, 2016 in Germany

    A very high concentration of these half-timber houses here in Miltenberg, Bavaria. The colored timber frame is erected and provides all the strength in the building. The white areas are then filled with straw and traditionally plastered both inside and out with mud - guess they'd use cement plaster now. Not a lot invested in plumb and level lines to the framing as some pics show. It just needed to stand securely...which interestingly, they do, despite what our "modern" specs call for. I wonder how many plumb and level buildings built in 2016 will be still standing in the year 2,600? And looking as good as these??Read more

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