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This is a beautiful Spa town . The hotels are spectacular , perched on cliffs .painted in beautiful colours Most were built 1880 when taking the waters was popular , but has been a spa town for hundreds of years .
There are many fountains of hot water for people to drink . They recommend that you use a teapot shaped cup to sip the water as you walk slowly .
They eh all looked silly , but the cup vendors happy .
there is a river flowing ...
... absolutely fantastic. They also served complimentary wine and continuously refilled it throughout the meal.
Tonight we will spend the rest of the evening in the lounge meeting more of our fellow passengers. I am definitely the youngest one on the boat- probably by about 20 years. I get the feeling I stand out quite a bit but that doesn't bother me.
Tomorrow is a tour of mid-evil Nuremberg, then at lunch we sail towards Regensberg!
The following day we were told that we would be going horse-riding which was a welcome surprise. Most of us had not ridden horses before so it was a fun experience. We were only walked around at a pleasant pace but it was enjoyable riding around pretending to be Jan Zizka leading the Hussite Army into battle.
It was great to be able to spend a weekend with Czech speakers, who helped us with our very ...
... all day ;-)
But to be fair the town was a magnificient little czech beauty with its picturesque buldings painted red/ yellow/ green and pink. Beautiful architecture really.
We at least started the tour with good old Becherovka brewerie tour which included 3 morning shots to wake us up. That was rough haha!
In the end we ended up sitting in a park bathing in sun, enjoying the +10 degrees and drinking good cheap czech brews.
Weitersglashütte - Staudamm - Carlsfeld - Eibenstock
22km net in 4h08
up 1234m, down 1455m
this area became victim to the winter gale "Lothar", however it didn't make the rangers rethink that a multigenerational and more biodiverse forest may have prevented a total ...