More of Würzburg

Saturday 1 July 2017

After visiting the Residence we headed back to where the car was parked.  These are some of the things I spotted on the way.

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Vineyards in front of the Marienberg Fortress.

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In 1582, the University of Würzburg was founded by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. The Prince-Bishop of Würzburg ordained that a monumental building should be constructed for his university together with a university church.  This is the tower of the Neubaukirche (newly built church).  At 91 meters high it is the highest church tower of Wurzburg.

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This shows part of the old university and the Neubaukirche.

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This is one way of seeing the sights of Würzburg !

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Several colour windmills added some colour to this little garden.

Time for an afternoon indulgence.  The hot chocolate was nice, but the icecream sundae was better !  The topping was Amarena cherries.  Absolutely delicious and a favourite with me.

The outdoor area we sat in was busy with lots of people.  This tour group arrived on Sedgways.  An effortless way to move about.

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Wurzburg is a busy place on Saturday.  This car pretended it was a Smart car and squeezed into a small space.   One thing I noticed about the cars is that I didn’t notice any old cars.

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Right near where Christoph parked was this green space complete with a small fountain.

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On our way from the city centre to where Christoph’s parents live, were some flyovers, similar to what is in Wellington, however these seemed bigger and longer.

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Trains run on a prompt timetable, so people waiting can rely on them to be on time.  However not in this case.  A car somehow lost control and ended up on the train line, thus bringing the train schedule to a temporary halt.  I don’t believe anyone was hurt, but the car was well and truly stuck.

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The next blog is about my homestay in Wurzburg with Christoph’s parents.

 

 

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