Nuremberg, the Christkindlesmarkt, and the Main-Danube Canal
AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra spent the night tied up at her Hafenstrasse dock in historic Nuremberg, Germany and today guests had a chance to go ashore and experience this beautiful city firsthand.
One of the great things about river cruising are the included tours. Passengers aboard the AmaLyra had the option of choosing to see some of Nuremberg’s Nazi past, including the Zeppelin Field and the Documentation Centre; or a walking tour of the Medieval “old town” of Nuremberg, followed by a visit to the Christkindlesmarket. The walking tour was split into two groups: green for those who preferred to tour onboard the motorcoach, and yellow for those who preferred to get out and walk down from the Nuremberg Castle.
Naturally, all of this took place after a delicious breakfast in The Restaurant. Guests can choose to partake in the buffet that includes almost any hot or cold selection imaginable (even my coveted cold salmon!), or they can place an order from the menu. You can come down and dine when you want, with whomever you choose.
Service is prompt, friendly and engaging, and makes for a relaxing way to start your morning. If you’re used to the larger cruise ships that require you to rush the dining room in order to get seated or elbow your way through endless lines, you’ll be in for a real treat aboard the ships of AmaWaterways: relaxation is the word of the day.