Our Day in Nuremberg, Germany

While we’re already back home and back to reality, I didn’t get around to sharing our last day of the cruise in Nuremberg, Germany.

Saturday and Sunday were a little busy because of the Captain’s Farewell Dinner and packing Saturday night and then flying ten hours back home across the Atlantic and traveling five hours on the roadways (two in Germany and three from Chicago to the Quad Cities) for over 5,000 miles Sunday!


When we started our Nuremberg tour Saturday afternoon, we stopped by Zeppelin Field, which had been a central part in rallies for Adolf Hitler.  Since the fall of Nazi Germany, the area has lost its flashy look from the 1940s and is rather bleak, just like the times it symbolized under Hitler.

On a happier note, we visited another castle that overlooked the city and the site where the Nuremberg Trials took place in 1945-1946 to prosecute prominent members of the military and political leadership of Nazi Germany.


And, before we headed back to the boat for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner, we had a drink in a small cafe.


I’ve always been intrigued by what a Campari and soda would taste like so I ordered one and it was HORRIBLE.  (Campari is a bitter infusion of fruit and herbs in alcohol and water.)  Yuck!  It was too bitter for me.

Ray is such a gentleman.  He gave me his Jever beer and it was much better and he said he didn’t mind the Campari and soda, but he might have just said that. 🙂

That was the last tour of our trip before the two-hour bus ride to the airport in Munich, Germany, and our trip back to reality.

I hope you enjoyed the little updates and I’ll be posting all of the pictures this week on Facebook.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lou Jensen on October 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for the tour of Germany- I enjoyed it a lot!!!! Glad your back safe!


  2. Posted by Connie Huizenga on October 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I am glad that you had the trip of a lifetime and that you are now home safely. I look forward to seeing pictures of Germany. Visiting that country is on my bucket list.


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