July 13 – Mainz, Germany

On our way to Mainz, we stopped at the Coburg Castle, the largest surviving medieval fortress in Germany. This was also where Martin Luther took refuge when the King had ordered his death.
That evening, we had the once in lifetime opportunity of watching the World Cup in the country of the winning team with hundreds of thousands of crazy Germans! We stood outside in a town square in Mainz and watched on a big screen as the Germans beat Argentina 1 – 0 in overtime.