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From: Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg-Trier

Day 3: Würzburg (3)


After the wine-tasting, our guide led us downhill to Würzburg's city center, pointing out sights along the way.

Würzburg business district with tram

We then had nearly two hours of free time, which we spent exploring the city's lively downtown.

Couple in Würzburg, Germany

It was a warm, sunny day, and a couple took advantage of the weather by eating ice cream on a fountain in the Marktplatz.

Tip: Eis, or ice cream, is a bargain in Germany, whether you prefer it in a cone or a cup.

In late afternoon, the Alte Mainbrücke (which had been nearly deserted earlier) was packed with people, most of whom appeared to be locals on their way home from work, school, or shopping.

Alte Mainbrücke and vineyards, Würzburg

A couple enjoyed wine on the bridge with Würzburg's vineyards as a backdrop.

Würzburg: Old Main Bridge and Main River

"All aboard" time was 6:15 p.m., so we left the Old Main Bridge behind us and returned to our ship.

Uniworld RIVER AMBASSADOR in Würzburg

Emerald Star departed Würzburg at 6:15 p.m, followed by a Uniworld ship, River Ambassador.

Marienberg fortress in Wurzburg, Germany

We left the Marienberg fortress behind as we cruised toward Wertheim.

Würzburg Alte Mainbrücke and River Main from EMERALD STAR

Soon, Emerald Star passed the Alte Mainbrücke and Würzburg's Altstadt.

River cruising in Wuerzburg, Germany

As we got ready for dinner, we watched the ship's progress on the bowcam channel of our cabin's TV.

Deutsche Banh regional train and vineyards near Würzburg, Germany

On deck, we grabbed this photo of a Deutsche Bahn regional train passing vineyards near Würzburg.

Barge on River Main

Village on Main River

Swans on River Main

At dinner, the passing scenery included barges, bucolic villages, and swans.

Swan decoration on dessert plate, EMERALD STAR

More swans decorated our dessert plates (in this case, with "white chocolate mousse, soaked brown bread, and currant jelly").

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Emerald Star day-by-day photo diary:
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