We cycled into Nurnberg, Nuremberg today. It was a long day and we covered 66km, ending up getting lost in a muddy trail in the forest. Even with 2x GPSs and 3 detailed maps, it easy to mistake a turn off. The cycle tracks vary from mini roads to single lane dirt/gravel tracks.
It's an interesting city and has been totally rebuilt since ww2 when it was flattened.
We had enough time to look at the market square, imperial castle (kaiser burg) and rathausp
Tomorrow we look at the Nuremberg rally museum and Hindenburg airfield ,where the zeppelin to New York left.
Then we head towards Bamberg, about 60km away along the river. It is which is supposed to be well worth a visit. We have accommodation just outside and summer and nice weather make getting accomodation more expensive.
The river cruises are all holted as the rivers are too high, and a lot of boats cannot get under bridges. Prague is badly flooded and Robyn and Geoff are worried a lot of the paths will be cut.
We took a longer route in Nurnberg so as to come in along the bike path next to the canal. This is a big industrial city and we navigated successfully via GPS to avoid the main roads. With our hotel in sight (1.4 km to go), the afternoon tea rule was envoked and we stopped for more cake.
Our hotel is from another era, now residing in the red light district. We walked to town square and admired the rebuilt church, walked past the Rathaus (town hall) and up to the medieval castle.
Dinner was in the tourist area, before heading back past the Staedtler shop (of coloured pencil fame) back to our room in the read light and Casino area
Summary: 66km (undulating & they the woods). Sunny