After the morning trip to the Black Forest, we decided to take a walk through the little city of Breisach which is in the Rhine Valley situated halfway between Freibrug and Colmar. It is in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The city dates back over 4,000 years!
We started our walk from the dock to the center of town. From this location we could see our destination, the cathedral, St. Stephansmunster situated on a hill, high above us.
As we hiked up the hill to the cathedral, on narrow cobblestone roads and paths, we had to pass under Hagenbach Tower.
The tower was constructed in 1319.
It was originally a prison for citizens and where Governor Peter of Hagenbach from Burgundy was imprisoned in 1474, prior to his execution for murder, breach of oath and rape.
St. Stephansmunster looks out over the town and the Rhine River. It was built from the end of the 12th century on into the 15th century. The cathedral houses numerous treasures and artwork. As the construction of the cathedral spanned centuries, Romanesque and High Gothic elements are evident. Taking pictures inside the cathedral was not permitted.
We left the cathedral on a winding cobblestone street. As we headed back to the ship we enjoyed visiting the hotels and shopping areas.
It was so much fun to have time to explore the city of Breisach, Germany!
I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer. Thank you, Susan for hosting us!