Then we continued our bus trip to Heidelberg. We visted the Heidelberg Castle on the summit of the Jettenbuhl Mountain... Lovely views of Heidelberg from this old ruin of a HUGE castle (or was it a palace?).
Then we walked through the old town and visited the university, even the "jail" where misbehaving students were kept as pennance for minor offenses, like insulting a professor or throwing rocks through windows. (There were no women students at this university until 1900.)
This monkey is at the end of the old bridge in town. He's holding a mirror. I don't remember the story of the monkey in Germany, but I think it has something to do with vanity. The head is empty so people can stick their head inside and have their picture taken :-)
We bussed back to Frankfurt where we reboarded the ship. We are now on the Mains river, going through several locks on our way to the Danube.
This has been a good day :-)