Today we left the hotel very early to meet our tour guides at Heidelberg castle at 8:30 am. They showed us around the castle ruin and told us about its' history. We also learned a lot about Heidelberg and its students fraternities as well as the nobel family who built the castle, Prinz Frederick and his wife Elisabeth Stewart. The castle is also home to the largest wine barrel in the world with a capacity of 56 000 gallons wine. Mark twain, who lived in Heidelberg at a time when the barrel was empty said, "despite its size, no empty wine barrel is impressive".
We then walked down to the old market square of Heidleberg for lunch and some shopping. Afterwards the bus took us to Bamberg, which is this year the city which won an anual competition for a grant of the state of Bavaria to recreate their city park. The dancers performed as part of the festival which was great honor and was well appriciated by the visitors.
After the performance we went to Bamberg's historic center for a walking tour to the cathedral and the famous rose garden, which is part of the former Bichop's residence.
A fantatstic dinner, typical German of course, was theculmination of the day.
Off to perform for the troops tomorrow!