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Grand Circle River Tour 8: Würzburg [Sky Watch Friday]

By Shattman
After departing Wertheim, we spent the morning sailing along the Main to the Bavarian city of Würzburg.  The ride was a smooth one; here is a shot I took through our cabin window.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
We docked outside of the city, but within relatively easy walking distance. The way was already filled with wonderful sights. For example, across the river was the mid-18th century Käppele, a church that attracts pilgrims [in German, that is known as a Wahlfahrtkirche]. 
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
   This was followed immediately by the Marienberg Fortress [the Burg]. Note the vineyard below.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Die Alte Mainbrücke [the Old Main Bridge], a medieval pedestrian stone bridge lined with statues of saints and other icons connects the two shores. The bridge is one of Wurzbürg's landmarks and a popular place to congregate, usually while drinking a glass of wine or beer.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
A right turn upon reaching the end of the end of the bridge and a straight walk led us to the Residenz, an 18th century Baroque palace. In the front courtyard was a fountain that had a depiction of a reknowned 15th century German master sculptor and woodcarver, Tilman Riemenschneider. I had seen many of his masterpieces around Bavaria, so I was thrilled to come across this work in his honor.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
The Residenz was well worth the visit, although picture taking inside was verboten. However, I did get this shot through a window to the outside. The twin towers of the Dom are in the background.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
   A related scene shot from street level, and in a different location.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
Working our way back to the ship, we made a purchase for Rosemarie… a spiffy new coat.
Grand Circle River Tour 8:   Würzburg   [Sky Watch Friday]
   Next week week's post will be from Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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