Miltenberg

Glass blowing demonstration

Glass blowing demonstration

Following breakfast we were treated to a very entertaining glassblowing demonstration by Karl from Wertheim. Following a craft that has been in the family for several generations, his son now works with him in their shop. His original training was in blowing scientific instruments. A number of years ago he switched to art glass, studying under Chihuli in the US. A very talented artist with a wonderful sense of humour, his presentation was as entertaining as it was informative.

Miltenberg

Miltenberg

By mid-afternoon we had arrived in Miltenberg and were shortly off on a walking tour of the town. The medieval town is quite beautiful. We had a very good tour guide and quite enjoyed the walk about town.

Miltenberg

Miltenberg

Hotel Zum Riesen

Hotel Zum Riesen

With a bit of time to spare before we had to board buses, we stopped for a drink in Germany’s oldest inn, the Hotel Zum Riesen. Since the 12th Century princes have stayed at this tavern and guesthouse. When we entered our friends from another Viking ship, Wayne and Jean waved us over to their table and we enjoyed a visit comparing our experiences so far.

Soon it was time to board the bus for Wertheim where we would meet the Skadi, which had departed Miltenberg shortly after we had disembarked. As the ship had not arrived when we got to Wertheim we had a short, 30 minute tour of the old part of the town.

Back on board we enjoyed another fine dinner followed by a presentation by our Program Director Matthew on “Germany Today”.

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