European Travel and the Coronavirus
Emerald Star Cruise Photos
Day 3: Würzburg
Emerald Star arrived in Würzburg around 10 a.m., tying up along the downtown waterfront behind a floating Chinese restaurant and casino.
The crew quickly set up the ship's gangway.
A sailor brought the ship's bicycles ashore and parked them on the riverside promenade for passengers who wanted to go exploring before lunch.
Our sightseeing tour didn't depart until 12:45 p.m., so we went ashore and walked along the Main riverfront. Across the river, the loomed over the city.
Steps led up to the or Old Main Bridge (left) and downtown Würzburg.
The bridge was quiet at this hour, with only a few dogwalkers and tourists crossing the river on foot.
We photographed Emerald Star and another ship, with a tram crossing the river overhead, from a viewing platform on the Alte Mainbrücke.
In Würzburg's business district, which began next to the Alte Mainbrücke, a florist shop had set up many of its wares outdoors.
It seemed like every block in downtown Würzburg had at least one bakery or pastry shop.
Trams came at frequent intervals, bringing commuters and shoppers from outlying neighborhoods and suburbs.
Dogs and their two-legged companions shopped in the stores downtown (including large department stores).
Later, after we'd returned to the ship and had an early lunch, we went ashore to join the tour bus that would take us to Würzburg's .
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