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By Edward Enfield

‘I had idea for a while that there needs to be whatever humorous approximately Germany simply because, aside from hard-drinking kinds on the Munich beer competition, I had by no means heard of anyone going there for a vacation. This was once, for my part, the 1st of 2 benefits. There are visitors who, while in a foreign country, are overjoyed to determine a fellow countryman. now not I. There are fairly adequate Englishmen at domestic with no my eager to run into them abroad.’

So, having in basic terms been to Germany as soon as prior to to do nationwide provider, Edward Enfield units off on his most modern biking journey, wearing few preconceptions yet lots of wit. selecting the path he may still take from concepts scrawled on a serviette, he starts off by way of following the ‘Romantic road’ alongside the banks of the Danube from Passau to Vienna, taking in castles, church buildings and reliable foodstuff alongside the way in which. And, as Edward amply unearths during this captivating booklet, there isn't any position from which to determine a rustic that's pretty much as good, because the saddle of a bicycle.

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You have to be a devout Catholic to qualify as a Fugger tenant, and I presume you have to be German as well, which is a pity, as I can see my wife and me as a sweet little old couple settling very happily into a little Fugger house otherwise. It was quite impossible to find the right way out of Augsburg so I got lost, as at Würzburg. They seem to make 57 Dawdling by the danube a point of not marking the route out of big towns, and I only found it with the aid of several pedestrians, a couple of cyclists, a party on horseback and a jogger.

Then I spent one day in Montreal, where a girl turned up who deserves at least a paragraph to herself. 45 Dawdling by the danube She came, by appointment, to my hotel. She said, with engaging frankness, that she had no idea who I was, but she had a car and had been told by her tourist-board boss to show me anything I was keen to see. This was a pleasant change from all the other people who likewise had no idea why they were to look after me, but pretended that they had, and always arrived with a fixed plan as to what they should make me do.

From Würzburg I was supposed, according to my itinerary, to spend the first night at a spa town called Bad Mergentheim, passing incidentally through a place called Tauberbischofstein which is the sort of thing that towns on the Romantische Strasse are often called. Bad Mergentheim seemed to have a lot to be said for it in the tourist line, such as a castle built by knights of the Teutonic Order, and a fine fountain in the market place. However, my time was mostly taken up in efforts to find my hotel, which proved not to be in Bad Mergentheim 33 Dawdling by the danube at all but in a quiet country place called Markelsheim, a few miles further on.

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