Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

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Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

We spent yesterday's Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Volkach on the Mainschleife, where, thanks to the excellent local knowledge of our "tour guide" Brita and her friend Gerda, we were given a compact presentation of some of the local sights.

Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

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Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

We were on our way back from Wassertrüdingen and were driving on the B25 from Nördlingen in the direction of Augsburg when we wanted to go through the tunnel below Harburg Castle again.

A winery and country inn near Abtswind

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A winery and country inn near Abtswind

We were driving with Brita from Kitzingen in the direction of Geiselwind when we decided to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants along the way due to our feeling of hunger.

Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

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Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

The following morning is similar to the previous one with a little research on the internet and a few phone calls to friends and acquaintances. Around noon, Georg will take us on another short tour of discovery,

City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

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City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

The next morning, the owners Lydia and Georg are already away on business, we prepare our breakfast in the kitchen, where we are greeted by the two dogs present, wagging their tails. They are visibly pleased when we open the patio door for a first run into the garden.

From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

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From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

We want to spend the next few days of our preparatory tour with our friends Lydia and Georg in Kutzenhausen, a small village near Augsburg, who have called several times to ask for an exact arrival date. It's a nice feeling when you're expected.

Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

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Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

During our round trip through the Steigerwald, Brita also took us to the village of Wachberg above the Füttersee, the site of an oak tree that is more than a thousand years old and was probably planted there when Charlemagne was born in 742 AD.

Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

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Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

We were again on the road in the Lake Constance region during the Easter days, so we set up a product presentation at the Gitzenweiler Hof campsite, a leisure area not far from the city of Lindau that was very popular during the Easter days.

Night tour through the old town of Nuremberg

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Night tour through the old town of Nuremberg

After a strenuous day at the Nuremberg Camping Fair, we were still so fit that we wanted to use the evening hours for a short tour of Nuremberg's old town.

Passau - The Museum Roman Boiotro Castle

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Passau - The Museum Roman Boiotro Castle

Within our stay at Passau, we wanted to spend some of our limited time exploring Roman trails in Passau, especially since we had heard a lot about Passau's Roman past during our last stay in Regensburg.

Museum Quintana - Romans and Archeology in Künzing

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Museum Quintana - Romans and Archeology in Künzing

After our visit to the Roman Museum Boiotro in Passau, we had changed our plans, also due to the cold autumn weather, and because of that we now wanted to visit the Museum Quintana in Künzing too.

Two days a year - Christmas Market in Iphofen

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Two days a year - Christmas Market in Iphofen

Once again we were guest at Brita, so, after a short over fly of the press releases, we decided to use the Saturday afternoons to go to Iphofen to the opening of the Christmas market.

Stopover Mainbernheim - The city fortification

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Stopover Mainbernheim - The city fortification

Mainbernheim is located on the medieval "Goldene Straße". The Reichsstraße once connected trading cities such as Brussels in Flanders, Cologne, Frankfurt, Würzburg and Nuremberg to Prague in Bohemia.

History and - Mainbernheim is ready for Christmas too!

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History and - also in Mainbernheim it makes a lot of Christmas!

We used our tour through the town of Mainbernheim near Kitzingen not just to explore the medieval fortifications of the city, of course, as well to look at the Christmas customs and Christmas decor, which is found in the windows, at the doors and many facades of the house.

Kitzingen glows - Christmas market and a short history

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Kitzingen glows - Christmas market and a short history

In contrast to the past few years, the Christmas market in Kitzingen should be limited to one weekend anymore, but the motto still is "Kitzingen glows", we were interested and still lack of time able to go, so we passed on the old Main bridge on Saturday evening again.

Iphofen - wine landscape and medieval town center

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Iphofen - wine landscape and medieval town center

During a walk through the vineyards of the Schwanberg, we first became aware of Iphofen, then, together with Brita, had visited some wineries and the local "Vinothek", a very special wine shop, which was followed by a tour of the town through the partial medieval scenery.

Salt production in Bad Kissingen - Graduation Tower

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Salt production in Bad Kissingen - Graduation Tower

Salt was extracted in Bad Kissingen for more than 1,000 years - the imposing graduation tower that we were able to visit in the evening still bears witness to this.

950 years Anhausen - tractors in the center of celebrations

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950 years Anhausen - tractors in the center of celebrations

After the first written mentioning of the town Anhausen in the year 1067, the celebrations for the 950th birthday of the place took place, which Lydia and Georg offered us during our stay as a short-trip destination.

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