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We started our riding from the north in the city of Erlangen. When we reached Nurnberg the first big sight we found was the Kaiserburg castle up on a steep hill.

We came down the hill and had a bratwurst lunch in the "old city" section

the Pegnitz river flows thru the old city section of Nürnberg

Ken resting on the bridge over the river

lots of people out active in the pedestrian zone of the old city

more than one cathedral

then we headed out of town south to the Ludwig - Donau - Main canal, with an unpaved (but mostly smooth) path alongside, and sometimes we encountered other cyclists on it.

a couple of ducks sharing the quietness of the canal

a lock on the canal

on our way back into the city of Nürnberg (after an ice cream stop in Feucht) -- we visited the Reichsparteitagsgelände park, and rode among some of its pretty lakes - - some baby swans on shore, and in the water some ducks.

baby ducks, with two mothers

some of the construction in the Reichsparteitagsgelände park is from the 1930's, including the Kongresshalle built next to a large parade ground.

After riding thru the city again, we ran into some routefinding problems and a series of tire problems. With darkness falling, we found ourselves glad to take some food and rest at a convenient establishment along the road into Erlangen.

(not what we were thinking of when we bought airline tickets to Germany)

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