Bamberg (Bom'berg) is a city that was not destroyed during WWII, so it still has buildings built as early as 1237 (the Cathedral).
Way back when they were building the cathedral, you couldn't go to Orchard Supply and buy a yard stick. They put these bolts in a block of stone. The two on the left mark an arm's length (about a yard). The one on the right marks the heel of the outline of a foot.
The weather was rainy, so I'm glad we brought Goretex jackets with hoods! The guides don't seem to be bothered by a light rain. They just stand in it and keep on talking. At this point he's explaining the lady with 4 breasts, one of the paintings on the Town Hall :-)
This town has its Town Hall (construction started in mid-1400's) in the middle of a river. The story is that the Bishop didn't want the bergers building their town hall on his land so they built it in the river, which the Bishop did not own.
We had a beer tasting. Their local specialty is "smoked beer". When you smell it it smells like smoked salmon, but it tastes okay. I still prefer a good Pilsner.
Now we are back on board the ship and will sail this afternoon for Nurnberg.