Wurzberg

After breakfast we boarded a bus that took us to into the centre of Wurzberg, known for its baroque and rococo architecture.  We were taken on a tour of The Residenz, a palace with a large fresco on the ceiling over the large staircase depicting the 4 continents, ornate rooms with gilded trim and mirrors.  It was destroyed in WWII in 1945 but the ceiling over the staircase painted by Venetian artist Tiepolo was saved.  The rest has been painstakingly restored.  We had a look at the chapel and then toured the large garden with sculpted yews, statues, fountains and a rose garden in full bloom.  

Next we walked to the centre of town where we were free to wonder.  Janet and I walked to the bridge over the river with statues and good views of the castle (different from the palace).  On our way back we entered the large cathedral and sat for a while in the cool looking at the organ and interesting stained glass and statues.  The bus took us back in time for lunch.  We had turkey and gravy, some noodles dishes, salad and icecream.      

We sat outside on the deck reading and drifting off to sleep until 3 pm when Brum gave a talk about the optional tours available on the rest of the trip.  This ended just in time for tea.  We returned to the skydeck until supper.  I had ravioli and Janet had beef tenderloin.