Took a trip. A work plus leisure trip.
We were deciding whether to work then play or play then work but in the end, we agreed on play then work!
So, that’s what we did! Since my sister is from the Land Down Under, we decided to meet at Changi Airport, Singapore.
We took SQ, flew to Frankfurt, then took the train to Wurzburg (play) which was on the way to Nuremberg (work).
DAY 1 – Enjoy…. the sights of Wurzburg
First stop after checking in and a quick shower, we headed to Schiffbauerin (fish restaurant) on Katzengasse 7 which was just opposite the hotel. We were so famished!
My sister, Elaine did all the food searching. Me? I just eat and be merry!
This restaurant has limited tables therefore a reservation is required in advanced. Having a whole fish to yourself is wholesome and it takes time to debone them because every little part counts. However, we did notice that most of the customers were older generation people. Patience is a must!
Do take note this restaurant does not have an English menu however we were lucky there was a young lady who came to speak to us. We asked for her recommendation and told her we are small eaters. Hence, the soup and potatoes to share. We also ordered a big bottle of Evian which we brought along later for our little expedition.
The total cost of our fine fish lunch was EUR38.80 including 19% tax.
After keeping our tummies happy, we headed to Marienburg Fortress
Sorry there weren’t much pictures on the fortress because it was under reconstruction. We paid EUR9/2 pax but thank goodness our effort was paid off with the beautiful garden and the view.
We now head to Käppele Wurzburg, a Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. It was built by Balthasar Neumann in the mid-18th century in Rococo style.
Another hike for us, this time our legs were aching from all the walking. These stone steps were steeper and uneven. We started from the bottom, from the 1st station of the cross and up to the 14th station. Every station brings us higher to the church grounds. (Apologies as pictures aren’t very clear). My phone was tired too. Haha!
After a short rest, we headed back down to town for dinner. It was a long day. We took so much steps. I need to ask Elaine later.
Dinner was at Backofele on Ursulinergasse 2
After dinner, it was all dark so we headed back to the hotel, crossing the bridge to the other side.
DAY 2 – Enjoy…. the last day in Wurzburg
We started early today as we planned to visit Würzburg Residence, it was quite a walk, we got lost a little but found our way by following people.
We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside once we paid for the entrance fee (EUR15/2pax) hence you all shall make do with pictures of us goofing around the gardens. A magnificent one, I would say. I mean the gardens, not us 2 old ladies.
After visiting the Palace, we headed back to town for light lunch and some window shopping. Light lunch because dinner will be heavy with plenty of wine.
After our quick lunch, we walked around, bought some tea from TeaGschwendner and quickly took a detour to find the restaurants which we will be having dinner. Yup restaurants = 2 because we can’t decide which to patronise. Such dilemma for us, girls who love to eat.
The next day, we indulged in our breakfast and headed for the train station to Nuremberg where work awaits us.
Coming right up PART 2