We planned our time in Nuremberg this morning. We tried to get an idea of the location of our hotel, the Azimut on Pirckheimerstraße. It is just beyond the periphery of the tourist map provided by Viking.
I went on deck to watch the passage through a lock, this time descending toward Nuremberg.
I got a picture of the lock mechanism and got sprinkled in the process. Unlike many other gates, this one lifts up and drips on the ships as they pass under!
The ship tied up about 11:50 AM. After lunch we boarded the bus for our tour of Nuremberg.
The guided tour was good, moving from Nuremberg castle (pictured above) down to the “beautiful fountain” in the Hauptmarkt.
Nuremberg center was bombed during the war and reconstructed from photographs and blueprints.
We each had a beer at the Café and Bar Celona (Get it? Combining German charm and Spanish efficiency). This is located along the Pegnitz river, which runs right through the center of town. We waited a long time for our beers and after about 40 minutes managed to pay and tour a little about the center before our rendezvous with the bus.
We looked inside the St. Sebaldus church, the oldest in the city, now a protestant church.
Nearby in Winklerstraße there is a famous cake shop, the Café Neef.
After our walking tour we rejoined the bus, and had a nice dinner aboard ship. The next day was disembarkation; unlike others we were not flying out, because we had planned to stay an extra day in Nuremberg before flying on to Paris.