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Oakleys’s Travel Diary

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Location: Nuremberg , Germany

MapOn the way down we walked over beer vaults, huge underground cellars used for beer storage and during the war for the safe keeping of art treasurers etc. given that 90% of Nuremberg was totally destroyed. Being a Sunday most of the shops were shut hence very few people which meant walking around was a pleasure.
We visited two churches and being very ecumenical one Catholic and one Protestant, a rather ornate waterless fountain and watched a mechanical animated tableau on the top of a church which takes place at 12 noon each day.
After dinner there was an informal presentation by Nicholas Hammond, who played Fredrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He spoke about the making of the movie and the misfortunes and fortunes of the Von Trapp family after they escaped Austria.
On balance I would have liked more time on the Nazi era and the German people rather than Medieval history and cobblestones.