Sunday, June 12, 2011

On the Road: Deggendorf, Germany

Lynn Johnston, creator of the For Better or For Worse comic strip, Doug and I enjoyed a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest near the small village of Baernzell. Called the "green roof of Europe," the Bavarian Forest is Germany's first and oldest national park, established in 1972.

Later in the morning, we visited the corporate office, production plant and museum of Theresienthal glass, located on the outskirts of Zwiesel on the historic Glass Route connecting Passau and Prague.

Theresienthal designed elaborate glass for the courts of the Russian czar, King Ludwig of Bavaria and the French court.

After a busy tourist day, it was a pleasure to have dinner on the upper deck of the River Princess. Executive chef Manuel Marques spoiled us with his wonderful cuisine during our 15-day Danube - Rhine river cruise.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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