Wurzburg, where the boat stopped has a population of 130,000 (but I went to Rothenburg).
Xray machine was invented here.
90 % destroyed in 17 minutes by 238 planes just before the end of war.
Marinburg Palace on hill in Wurzburg. The fortress in current shape was built in 15th century and finished 16th, however area has been fortified already in 1000 BC by celtics.
In 1156 Barbarossa “red beard” married in this church
There are 45,000 churches of just Catholic and Protestant, in Germany
1/4 of population burnt for witchcraft by .
18 years ago it was discovered that people were using salad oil… (canola) for diesel. There is a lot of canola grown here.
Price is 1.42/ litre/ € reg gas ($2.15 CAD/ litre)
38 percent of energy in Germany is renewable. …solar farms, wind turbines even though they only get 65 days of sun/year. 2024 is the year they hope to be free of fossil and nuclear fuels.
It costs 4,000€/ yr hunting lesson… high seats
19% tax on everything except 7% on food
In Rothenburg only 3000 live inside city walls although it is a very large city. That is partly because the accommodations upstairs have to be accessed through the main floor of a business that is not necessarily run by the owner of the building.
They had a sort of “go fund me” after the war to help pay for repair walls. In the wall there are the names of people from around the world that contributed and how much of it….. as in 1 metre or 10 m.
Slots on tower are toilets
Tower inside… 1200’s was hospital … ran by catholic monks
Heritage designation on all buildings here so if there are any update, it has to be restored to same.
Only wrought iron sign holders allowed… no Las Vegas here.
What is so unique about this city is the wall that surrounds it . It provides a wonderful view of the city as myself and 2 other ladies from Victoria found out.