May 2015 – Germany At the start of the Danube. The confluence that forms the Danube. Not exactly the Blue Danube! Rathaus in one of the villages in the Danube valley. The semi wild campsite in Tuttlingen. Still a long way to go! Commemoration of a German family who protected a Jew from the Nazis. The start of the gorge on the German Danube. Gorgeous! Gorgeous 2! The Hohenzollern palace in Sigmaringen. Pretty village on the Danube. Rest place for cyclists at the top of a 20% gradient. Our destination for the night – Stephen is not waiting! Fishermen’s quarter in Ulm The Danube between Weltenburg and Kelheim. The Danube between Weltenburg and Kelheim. Still a long way to go to the Black Sea! Grey clouds over Neustadt campsite. Man with funny hat ahead. They have fancy clock towers in Bavaria. Another attractive building. House number straight out of Harry Potter. The Germans have pretty chateaux too! The Duke of Marlborough slept here after the Battle of Blenheim. Walhalla. Their spelling needs some improvement! (There’s no “h” in our son’s name.) Inside Walhalla. A schloss on a hill. Yet another pretty town in Bavaria. Machine selling bike inner tubes. (Makes a change from cigarettes.) Kelheim. Celebrating Ingolstadt’s promotion at football. Celebrating Ingolstadt’s promotion at football. Celebrating Ingolstadt’s promotion at football. Time for a coffee. They have a better class of graffiti in Germany. Breathe in! Another pretty German town! Lunch in Straubing The Danube valley. The Danube perilously close to flooding. On the way to Passau. The banks of the Danube in Passau. Highwater marks in Passau. At the confluence of the three rivers. At the confluence of the three rivers. St Stephen’s cathedral in Passau. St Stephen’s organ – the biggest in the world in a cathedral. Looking down on Passau. St Stephen’s cathedral in Passau.