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We visited Würzburg on my birthday, 27 July 2014.  Weather everywhere nearby Nürnberg was expected to be bad.  Only Würzburg stood out as the option to spend a nice day.   The photo above was taken from a bridge, not the Alte Mainbrücke , with a view of the strategic positioned Fortress Marienberg .   We began the day with a visit to St. Johannes, Stift Haug .  Inside is enoromous, immaculately white and solemn.  A mass was in progress.  Therefore we could not tour around.  Then we took a train to see Veitshöchheim . Returning to Würzburg we were strolling along the river Main and appreciating the buildings on the two sides.   Opposite are the striking Fortress Marienberg and Käppele on top or middle of two hills. We took the challenge of climbing up to visit the Käppele.  The Baroque towers upfront drew our steps closer and closer.   The trip took time and energy.  All sweating in the high summer.  We missed the correct path and ended up passing through a private


19 July 2014 We began the day for Augsburg with a very early train on Saturday since it's the only local train with the quickest speed, 1 hour 10 minutes instead of an almost 2-hour journey.  We had a nice breakfast at a cafe on the way to the town centre. Our sightseeing began with St. Anne Church . It was built in 14th century.  The remarkable ceiling is painted with Baroque and Rococo stuccowork and frescoes by Johann Georg Bergmüller .  It is decorated with beautiful paintings.   The church gets famous, perhaps also because Martin Luther 's stay.   The Rathaus (town hall) is a popular tourist spot in Augsburg. It is renowned for its Golden Hall, with magnificent, pompous portals, coffered ceiling and mural paintings.  It is opened between 10am and 6pm unless there is a private event.   Augsburg Cathedral dated back to 11th century.  The style is Romanesque but with Gothic additions in 14th century.  It is enormous and has many high qu