The city of Wertheim is located in the confluence of Rivers Main and Tauber in Franconia, Germany. It's visitors can enjoy
the city's majestic castles, discover the local glass making industry or walk its quaint narrow streets.
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George: Fairytales really do come true when you visit Wertheim at the confluence of the Rivers Main and Tauber. The river looks placid now but it has been known to rise much higher. You can see just how high on this wall. Above the river, there’s another castle, this one has a commanding view of the valley below. This is a region of glassmaking. 21000 people live in Wertheim, 3000 of them work in the glass industry. Carl Itig and his family are among them. He makes glass products. He demonstrates his craft for visitors and he sells his creation in his wife’s store which just happens to be next door. Carl: I’m not a chief manufacturer, we have chief manufacturers or chief distributors in town. They sell stuff from China or it’s made in town. The people can—I have open door all the time in my studio, they can walk in and see what we do with five employees and my family. George: Wertheim is quaint and it’s quieter than other towns. A classic postcard place that delighted on US visitor. Female: I am absolutely thrilled. It’s the first time I have ever set foot in Germany and I’m 81 years old. I think it is fabulous. I love the architecture, the colors of the building. It’s just phenomenal. It takes my breath away really. George: The kaffeeklastch got its start in Germany and around Wertheim, residents invite visitors over for coffee and cake and some entertainment too. Maria Keren has been hosting foreigners for two years now. I asked her why do you do it? Maria: Because I like to meet people. I want to make the world smaller and I had American friends since I’m 12 years old and that way I want to have more friends, get some more friends. I hope. It’s my favorite cake. I make it for the Americans all the time.