01.08.2011 - 01.08.2011 19 °C
Overcast, then a lovely, almost warm summer day.
Up early for breakfast to leave the ship by 9.00 am for our visit to the World War Two Documentation Centre. Big Nazi influences in this town. Of course, the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials were held here at the end of the war. We went to the Zepplin Field where the Nazi rallies took place - just huge. The big eagle has gone but it looked just the same as the photos we have seen of Hitler addressing the crowds.
The Documentation Centre was very well done. We had a Scottish guide and a Slovakian driver which was good. How could a German guide be subjective? However, nothing is hidden about the Hitler / Nazi regime. And they say, this happened then but we have now moved on. I mean, it's no good trying to hide it or deny it. It happened. It takes a very big country to do that.
Came back to the ship for lunch
and then caught the shuttle bus back into town for a look around. Very nice city.
We found an Australian icecream shop and had one.
We passed through the three biggest locks this evening. Sat on our balcony before dinner in the sun - it was even hot!