The town with the least population (23,400) on our Viking River Cruise, but the town with the most charm, Wertheim.
Village of Wertheim
The confluence of the rivers Tauber and Main play a significant role in the lives of the residence. Severe flooding is an ever present event for those who live in the city center. The worst flood took place in 1882.
Oldest flood level.
Obviously flooding happens close to the river.
Flood level near the Main River.
Another mark showing the flooding.
Flood level of a house in the town center of Wertheim.
While we were walking around with our guide, Ursula, one of our group members, Phil, asked Ursula a question:
Phil: What causes this flooding?
We all had a good laugh at her dry wit.
On the hill above the town sits the Wertheim Castle. Now, it is only a shell. Visitors can walk up the hill and walk around if they wish.
Wertheim Castle. Only the shell exists.
A broader view of the Wertheim Castle.
Stories about Wertheim:
A woman wanted to spy on her neighbors to see what they were doing, but she didn’t want to get caught spying on them. So she asked her husband to build her a small window from which she could do her spying without being seen.
A narrow window used for spying on neighbors without being seen.
A strange looking statue sitting in a niche of the side of a building. Not even our guide could explain what it was.
A strange looking statue..a dog?
The most narrow house in the town. Starts narrow at the bottom and is cantilevered as it goes up.
There is a master glass blower who has a gallery in the city center. He and his family do some beautiful work. Be sure to go in and find a glass item that you will love. Hans will pack and ship it to your home free of charge.
Han’s glass gallery
Hans creating a Christmas Ball.
The oldest Jewish cemetery, established in 1405 and used until the 20th century, in Germany is located just outside Wertheim’s city center.
A wonderful community. The pace was leisurely and comfortable.
About the Author:
Annie standing by the train that took us from the boat to the center of town.
Bruce pretending to pull the whistle’s chain – Wertheim
In 2010, Annie Coburn created Fab Placez. In 2014, she changed the name of her website to FAB Senior Travel to better define her target audience, mature travelers. In order to provide diversity of locations and topics for her subscribers, she publishes travel articles from other writers, as well as her own.