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  • Day12


    October 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Woke up in the beautiful town of Regensburg Germany. 8° at 0900 and clear blue skies as we left on our walking tour of the medieval city.

    After our 2 hour tour, we had an hour of free time to check out the city, and decided to try the bratwurst sausage from the oldest continually open restaurant in the world.

    Back onboard for lunch then enjoyed the afternoon in the lounge with a red or two as we watched the world go by.
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  • Day15

    Regensburg Germany

    August 22, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Sorry to say, but it's been another beautiful day along the Danube River. Today's adventures started with a walking tour through the city and visit the beautiful St. Peter's church. Lunch then our tour and tasting of Bavarian beers, pretzels and sausages! On our Microbreweries tour we stopped at 2 locations for beer and food pairing; excellent!! Found ourselves with an hour before we were to meet our transfer, so after a little more shopping and walking, we ended up at a beer garden near an ice cream shop. Great way to cool down. Weather has been so good, cool in the morning and sunny, not too warm in the afternoon. As we explored Regensburg, the ship moved up river towards our final port in Nuremberg.Read more

  • Day6


    August 27, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Večer přijíždíme do Řezna, ubytujeme se v hostelu a vyrážíme do centra města, které je zapsáno na seznamu kulturního dědictví UNESCO. Především zde ale ochutnávame místní bavorská piva.

  • Day13


    September 10, 2019 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Nobody wants to hear this, but I nearly had a very bad crash today. Literally one mile from the city, my handlebar bolts loosened and I spent a terrifying five seconds or so imagining how terribly this was going to hurt and how hopefully I didn't die, but surviving a crash like this seemed pretty inconvenient, too, and there was just no good way out, and I hoped no one would be put off from cycling forever because of this, etc.

    Luckily, I lost a lot of momentum at the bottom and was able to brake enough to coast to a stop without falling. One of the bolts was stripped, but I tightened the rest enough to get me to my hostel. It should be an easy replacement.

    It was a very stressful end to a rough several days.

    I decided to take a day off to re-evaluate my trip (my initial 80-miles-a-day plan was a bit ambitious given the weather and the climbing....have I mentioned the climbing?), work on my bike, hydrate, figure out the rest of my route, do some laundry, catch up on these posts so no one worries I've crashed my bike (only almost), clear my head, you know, "rest." I wasn't scheduled to do all of this until Friday, but I think it's time.

    Anyway, Regensburg was one of the cities I was most looking forward to visiting, so I am not disappointed to have to spend a little extra time here.
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  • Day14

    Regensburg and BMW Factory Tour

    September 28, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    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

    Baverian lunch then our walking tour

    July 13, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    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.Read more

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    Alex our waiter in his gear for lunch.

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    Regensburg across the water.every town is on both sides of the river

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    sausage factory smelled heavenly but we already had lunch

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  • Day25

    Regensburg, Germany

    July 13, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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.Read more

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    some of the oldest medieval buildings left intact after the war.

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    town hall Regensburg

    Richard n Sheila Travels

    tbe more narrow the street the poorer you were and the lower on the feudal ladder

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  • Day7

    The Ship! Day 4

    October 23, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    MS Savor is absolutely heavenly! Our room AND bathroom are spacious with plenty of drawers, two closets, numerous outlets and a Nespresso coffee machine. We chose this room because it features a loft, which houses table and chairs with a perfect water view.

    The ship itself is new with a beautiful cocktail lounge, a restaurant which can seat all 118 passengers, a smaller restaurant, a salon, massage room, sauna and steam room.
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    Merle Kaufman

    Nice bathroom!

  • Day23

    Sausages and Sopranos

    May 17, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    We went with Heather and Don to get the special sausages and beer they make here. A dining companion next to us was a German man and his wife who work for Siemens and visit Myrtle Beach each year. At dinner Ellen brought her Chinese-American friends with whom I discussed the Chinese language, culture and history. In the evening we heard three singers accompanied be a pianist sing selections by Mozart and Puccini, and also a medley from the Sound of Music.Read more

  • Day32


    May 31, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    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.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Walhallastraße, Walhallastrasse