Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 8: Bamburg

Day 8: Bamberg Today is Sunday.  It is a beautiful, sunny, cool day.  We went on a walking tour of the city with a local guide.  We have these lovely headsets which lets the guide carry on a dialogue without having to yell and it also let's you straggle back and take pictures, but still hear what is being said.  The headset idea is just awesome! Bamberg is a beautiful city which dates back to AD 902 and is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites that we have seen.  What I found most interesting was the information we learned about tanners, which was a huge industry in Bamberg.  Their homes were 3 or 4 stories and were built along the river so they could use the water to clean the hides after tanning and dry them in the upper story of the house where it was warmest.  In the shop windows we saw beautiful leather goods, but because it was Sunday..... all the stores were closed.... so sad.... Saved a lot of money! This afternoon we are traveling to Rothenburg, it must be a long way because we got under way right after lunch but usually we travel at night.

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