Well, not literally, but not moving ahead anymore. Yes, we had a great time in Regensburg despite the long bus ride to get there. It is such a quaint town that still has that Medieval feel. I want to be happy about visiting the town, but we arrived by bus rather than river ship due to low water levels.
Regensburg was founded by Marcus Aurelius over 2000 years ago and is one of the best preserved cities of the medieval times. It was spared being bombed during World War II. Part of the Roman walls can still be seen from 70 AD.
I crossed the Steinerne Brücke Bridge built in 1135, many of my photos were taken from this bridge, photo below.
This was such a thrill to think some of my ancestors also made their way over this bridge. I could tell you more on this interesting city, but don’t want to bore you with any more of the history.
Back to my river boat problem. The captain keeps us updated and says we are still to be docked with no idea if the boat can resume sailing. Most likely, we will be bussed out of here on Wednesday.
Sunday we were headed further into Bavaria, again by a two hour bus ride. That is four hours of lost time, yet this is a trip we would have had to elect to pay to take. We were not going to take this $80 trip, but the cruise company is including it for free since the boat is stuck in Vilshofen.
On Monday, we went to Nuremburg, and that is an even longer bus ride, almost three hours one way. Needless to say, a few passengers are already grumbling and wanting to be reimbursed for our inconvenience. I am not sure what will happen for the next leg of the trip since places on our schedule keep getting to be a further drive. They have talked on sending us by bus to be housed in a hotel in Frankfurt, but a number of other cruise ships have already taken this option. What accommodations that still remain will be looked into for Wednesday. We were told we may get 5 star accommodations by being late to the “party”.
It has been a bit of a disappointment not to sail to these locations. I have become very fond of sailing on this river ship too. It is also a long trip to get to the Netherlands by bus, but the cruise company is doing everything they can to make us happy. The bus rides are their only option too. Oh, well… an adventure awaits. I will show Nuremburg next post. It was a beautiful city. I was not expecting that either. See you from Frankfurt next.