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From: Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg-Trier

Day 4: Wertheim & Miltenberg

EMERALD STAR in Wertheim, Germany

Day 4 began with Emerald Star arriving in Wertheim am Main, Germany, near the A3 Autobahn. (Click here and maximize your browser window for a larger panoramic image.)


MS BELLEJOUR

MS Bellejour, the German ship that had been shadowing us since Nuremberg, was moored on the river's opposite bank.


Barge in Wertheim, Germany

A barge cruised past as our captain piloted Emerald Star into its berth.


Wertheim, Germany

Wertheim was a pretty little town with a population of about 22,000. For us, it was mainly a jumping-off point for an excursion to Miltenberg, a few kilometers down the river, where we'd meet Emerald Star in early afternoon.


EMERALD STAR captain in Miltenberg

Wertheim's waterfront park had been turned into a summer "Beach Club" with refreshment stands and beach chairs for sunbathing.


EMERALD STAR and swan 

Swan in Wertheim am Main

The riverfront setting was bucolic, with swans gliding across the smooth water of the River Main. 


Going ashore in Wertheim, Germany 

Around 9 a.m., we headed for the buses that would take us to Miltenberg, which was a 20- to 30-minute drive from Wertheim.

Some passengers had opted to hike up to Burg Wertheim, a castle overlooking the town, with a transfer to Miltenberg afterwards. (We chose to head directly for Miltenberg so we'd have more time in that historic village.)


Emerald Waterways captain in Wertheim, Germany 

Captain Mariceanu watched the crew unlash Emerald Star from its moorings.


EMERALD STAR cruising to Miltenberg, Germany on the River Main 

A few minutes later, we grabbed this photo from our bus as Emerald Star cruised toward Miltenberg. 


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Emerald Star day-by-day photo diary:
Introduction
Day 1: Departure (Nuremberg)
Day 2: Bamberg
Day 3: Wurzburg
Day 4: Wertheim & Mittenberg
Day 5: Rhine & Koblenz
Day 6: Moselle & Bernkastel
Day 7: Trier
Day 8: Disembarkation (Trier)

Also see:
Pre-cruise stay: Erlangen
Pre-cruise stay: Nuremberg
Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg to Trier