Monday, April 25, 2005

Wurzburg

Here we are, still on the river Main, in Wurzburg (Vertz'boorg).



The weather today is very rainy.  That didn't bother me as we were going through the locks on our way to dock in Wurzburg.



The rain didn't even bother me when we visited the Prince-Bishop's Palace.  We were inside a palace built for a bishop.  It has over 400 rooms, and the fancy ones we saw were spectacular... Tapestries done in the 1600's.  A woman would work on one sq. meter for about a year and a half... and these tapestries covered huge walls.  The paintings and stucco decorations were wonderful.  The showiest room was called the "mirror cabinet", a room covered in gold and mirrors.



Wurzburg Garden At Prince-Bishop's Palace Wurzburg Garden At Prince-Bishop's Palace


The garden was nice, but it was raining and not good for strolling.



Wurzburg Winery in a Hospital Then we went to a Winery which wasn't a pleasant experience.  We stood out in the rain listening to the local guide, then decended to a very cool, damp cellar.  We tasted three wines - a dry, a medium, and a desert wine.   Afterwards we found a dry room to sit in to wait for the bus to come get us, but a winery employee kicked us out.  Then we went and stood outside in the rain again (under a parking overhang) and waited about 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.  Neither Jan nor I are warm yet, and we've been back in the boat and our cabin for about 1/2 hour.


They tell us tonight is midevil music, instrumental.



Cheers, Diane



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