Posted by: travelrat | July 17, 2018


Regensburg 1

Regensburg: 1st April 2018

There now follows a rather confusing succession of quaint, mediaeval towns ending with –burg or -berg. I did make careful notes, and all my photos and videos are date-stamped, so I think I’ve got it right.

First of these is Regensburg. It was the home of Oscar Schindler, of ‘Schindler’s List’ fame;  another noted native was Josef Ratzenberger (Pope Benedict XVI). We only had an afternoon here so, once more, we did our own thing. We started with a longish walk along the quayside … it seemed we had drawn the short straw for mooring places. We slowly made our way to the Old Town … where, outside the Cathedral, a land-train waited.

I haven’t seen one quite like this before; it was, apparently, built locally, with almost all-round visibility, and a commentary in whatever language you wished; you just sat in the appropriate car.  It wasn’t a ‘hop on/hop off’ service, but took us around the most important places to be seen.

That evening, after we sailed from Regensburg, we left the Danube behind, and sailed into the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, for the next stage of the journey.

Regensburg 2

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