Danube Christmas Day 5

17 December 2015 Thursday

Our day tour started around 0900 hrs in the morning. The tour bus send us back into history of Nuremberg.

The first site : Zeppelinfeld. This was the place where Nazi Party Rallies was held when Hitler was in power. Today it boasted empty grandstands with occasional tour buses bringing visitors for a drive pass.

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A short distance away is Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). It resemble a giant stadium externally.

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Inside the building, a giant Colosseum. Empty and run down.

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It began to rain. We had umbrella and continued with our guide through Nuremberg castle.

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Looking down from Nuremberg Castle

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We were given earpiece so that we could hear what the guide said.

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we could hear the explanation but most people are more interested in photographs taking.

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Exit the castle

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From Nuremberg castle, it was a short walk to Christmas Market.

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It was wet and cold. It was crowded. Cheers…. as we had Hot Gluhwein.

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Cheers ….Altstadt

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We spend awhile to walk through the stall and shopping images using our camera.

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We brought packs of Gingerbread.

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1200 noon, the bus picked us up…and drove passed Heilig-geist-spital. An interesting building / restuarant. A place to visit if I ever make a trip to Nuremberg again.

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We were back to our cruise ship Amasonata.

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We were told Amasonata would be making its ascend up to the continental divide. I managed to capture the process of going through the lock.

The cruise ship approached the lock.

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The cruise ship entered the lock

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when in position, the crew member secure the cruise ship

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secured !

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water was run into the lock to lift the cruise ship.

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near the top

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reaching the river level.

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and the cruise shipped moved on

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1700 hrs…. approaching Continental Divide

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Continental Divide… this is the highest point of the river or the summit of European watershed. Theoretically, water flow away from both side of the divide

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To mark the crossing of continental divide, the cruise had blend its own cocktail called “Continental Divide”… for everyone on board.

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The cruise was going through quiet river. Water was not flowing away from either side of the continental divide. Water was very still at this section of the river.

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Sunset.

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Dinner time…

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End of Day 5… a very relaxing day… an exceptional experience to be on a cruise going through a lock. The lock design is an engineering wonders.

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