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Sinwell tower

I decided to stay in Nuremberg one more day to actually see the sights of the city.
But since I wasn’t so fond of my hotel (door banging and shouting late in the evening, the broken shower head holder, a general weird feeling,…) I decided to move to another hotel. Breakfast was not included and so I headed over to the next hotel shortly after 8 AM.
There, I could leave my luggage and the bike and made my way on foot to the castle.

I walked in the old castle ditch which could have been really nice since it’s green and in the shade but, unfortunately, there was a lot garbage lying around, I even watched a rat passing me quite relaxed in broad daylight and didn’t feel especially safe and secure….but as I mentioned, it was in the shade and not too hot yet – and I made it to the castle safely 🙂

Miltenberg

On day four of my “many-rivers”-tour, I decided to change to river number four: the Main.
After a perfect stay in the hotel Krone in Hirschhorn, I took the train from Hirschhorn to Mosbach (Neckar). I arrived there after a half hour train ride at around 9 AM, pretty late to start a stint in the shape of an upside down U and on a sunny day 😉

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Castle Zwingenberg

Breakfast at the hotel Sonne (=sun) started early, so I was on my bike already shortly after 8 AM. I cycled the way along the Neckar which I had taken the day before by foot to Bad Wimpfen.
The temperatures were comfortable and so I cycled along the river and had a wonderful view on the castles which are located on the heights on the left and on the right of the river bank.

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It is soooooooo beautiful
First sign of the “Hilly country”

After the breakfast at the a little weird guest house (and the tiniest room I stayed in), I started into a beautiful morning: it was already warm and all the tourists were still asleep or at least not on the road ;-).

At first, I cycled along the Blies, a little stream, to Zweibruecken where I got seriously lost….probably because there was a market (I think it  was a fish market) on the marketplace which probably hid some signs….after cycling around for about half an hour or so, I found the cycling path along the stream again BUT now it was covered by gravel and crowded by people and just not as nice as before.

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Mosel dam
mosel dam

Despite the very nice room and a delicious breakfast, my bad mood was back (maybe I was sensing the events of the day already). I also had to do some shopping and it took some contemplating on which side of the Mosel I wanted to continue, so I started relatively late.

I was also a bit bored because the landscape was the same as the day before, still beautiful but not new 😉

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And there is cobblestone in the middle of the forest

After a surprisingly refreshing night, I woke up around 5 AM when they started to prepare the market on the square in front of the building which also didn’t really bother me.

I wasn’t in a hurry because I wanted to go shopping and the shop didn’t open before 9 anyway.

After a tasty breakfast and successful shopping for sun screen and body lotion, I was on my way around 9:30.

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