Our hotel, Hotel Lux, is full of antiquities, including the breakfast bar.
Evie goes European with cucumber to munch on for breakfast this morning
Its a hot day here so back to the room and sunscreen for all before heading out. Grandma also pulls out a present for Evie Bean, a baby rucksack. Still a little small for it yet and not easily combined with the sling, but I think she likes it and it will no doubt go on many adventures with her.
a now familiar walk over the bridge but nice reflections in the river.
After working out our travel plans to get to Passau tomorrow, we went up the old tower for a view of the rooftops.
We continued on into Regensburg old town to walk the streets and enjoy a sit in a cafe where Evie decides the onwards route.
She wants to visit Regensburg cathedral! I never failed to be impressed by cathedrals and this is one magnificent both outside, with its intricate carvings, and inside with its high vaulted ceilings. For a hot day with a baby, it’s also cool within.
From Regensburg cathedral to the banks of the river for a picnic lunch and…. a swim!! Brief but refreshing, this was much enjoyed.
We had booked a boat tour for 3pm. I now wished it had been 4pm so we could have enjoyed the river for longer. But onto the boat it was, with now one very tired and upset Evie, who promptly fell to sleep!
We did a 50 min boat tour, so really just saw the river banks. If I had another day here I think I would have done a longer one as the pictures of the gorge look beautiful, and there is only so long that I can ramble around a town on my feet, even less so on a hot day with Evie on my front. Still, Evie woke in a good mood and was then mesmerised by the ripples on the water from the wake of the boat. This kept her happy for the duration of the journey, as well as making friends with a little German girl, who wasn’t quite sure about the strength of Evie’s grip!
Back into Regensburg for another wonder, we went into the Rathaus (town hall), which had the most amazing acoustics. As I sung a few notes Evie was entranced!
A little more wandering and we came across another church that although a plain building was magnificent on the inside. Apparently there used to be a church for every day of the year here in Regensburg. There certainly are a lot! And then a little bit of Rome.
Back to the hotel where I did a bit of work whilst Grandma took Evie on an adventure across the road to another cafe.
The day wouldn’t end without dinner, which we had in a restaurant just across the road from the hotel, and very scrumptious food it had to (Meier – Ein Lokal). But then (this is a blog about a baby remember), I smelt it before I felt it, but she had already dealt it. Thankfully now just across the road, I left mum to pay and went to clear up the mess. Let’s just say it was a bath for two, and all of both our clothes needed hand washing. Let’s hope they are dry by the morning!