The first of six exceptional settings on this tour was the 12th century monastery ( a UNESCO monument) in Maulbronn, Germany. The concerts usually happen in the cloister, unless there's rain. Intermittent downpours during the afternoon made it wise to move the concert indoors, where it took place by candlelight - something Eric remembers fondly from the last appearance here about l0 years ago. Several things are traditional for us in Germany - it rains, and the audience greets us as if they knew us and ends on their feet.