What a great day to take a walk through Germany. The only real decision I had to make all day was whether I needed a long or short sleeve shirt.
After watching a great win by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, I had a good rest last night in Forchheim. You know things are good when you sleep all night with the windows open and have to cover up with a blanket. When I started walking this morning, it was 48 degrees and a 10 MPH breeze in my face from the north. I was a little underdressed at first but it warmed up as the day went on. After a good breakfast at the hotel, I was on the trail at 8:15. I say on the trail because I never actually set foot on a road all day. I walked either gravel or paved trails from start to finish. There were several small towns along my route, and since I only had a 15 mile day, I took my time and sat down for a couple of rests and lunch.
I made it to my destination of Bamberg about 2:00. With a population of 77,000+, Bamberg is another beautiful, medieval walled city, dating back to the 10th century. I walked into the city center from my hotel and the town was very busy. The Regnitz River runs through the middle of the city and one of its most recognizable buildings, the old town hall, is built on an island in the middle of the river.
Tomorrow I walk 17 miles north to the town of Bad Steffelstein. It’s forecast to be a beautiful day; 48 for a low, 68 for a high. Loving this weather but there’s rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday. We’ll see. Thanks for reading. JB.