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From: Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg-Trier

Day 4: Wertheim & Miltenberg (3)

Statue of boys urinating in Miltenberg, Germany

As we walked toward the waterfront to meet our ship, we passed a statue of three boys urinating.

In the past, when the River Main flooded the town, local boys would make water in the water. Now, after 17 years of planning and construction, Miltenberg is protected by a flood barrier, and anyone who wants to widdle can use the WC in the background.

Beer tents at Miltenberg festival

As it happened, the town was staging a festival to celebrate the new flood barrier's inauguration as we walked to Emerald Star.

Brauhaus Faust beer containers

The Brauhaus Faust was on hand to supply the requisite beer.

Lebkuchen stall at Miltenberg festival

Lebkuchen hearts with cute sayings were available for festivalgoers who preferred nibbling to guzzling.

Flutist in Miltenberg, Bavaria

As we walked along Miltenberg's riverfront promenade, we saw an Emerald Star passenger playing the flute on a park bench.

EMERALD STAR arrives in Miltenberg, Germany

While locals and tourists were enjoying the riverfront festival, Emerald Star cruised under the Mainbrücke or Main Bridge.

EMERALD STAR in Miltenberg

The ship headed for a grassy stretch of riverfront beyond the festival tents and waterfront park.

Captan Vasile Mariceanu of Emerald Waterways

After the ship was moored, Captain Vasile Mariceanu personally welcomed Emerald Star passengers back on board.

Bavarian lunch on EMERALD STAR

The ship sailed around 2 p.m., and the Reflections Restaurant offered a "Bavarian Lunch" in honor of the Land or state that we were leaving behind.

Glass-blowing demonstration, Emerald Waterways

During the afternoon, passengers were treated to a glass-blowing demonstration in the Horizon Lounge.

EMERALD STAR galley tour with executive chef Teodor Petre

Later, the ship's executive chef, Teodor Petre, offered a galley tour.

Lock on Main River

Aschaffenburg from EMERALD STAR

At dinner, we enjoyed the scenery along the river while dining on such specialties as Trilogy of Salt Marsh Lamb, Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass, and Eggplant Escalope.

Sunset on The Terrace, Emerald Waterways

We wrapped up our evening on The Terrace, enjoying a moment of reflection as the sun set behind a town along the River Main.

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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