Travel Blogs from Bad Koetzting
... to meet up with our ship in the town of Passau. It was a beautiful ride, with a well maintained bike path in place all of the way, and a fun stop at a local beer garden (for some very tasty Weiss Beer) in Vilshofen about halfway along the way. Interestingly, this beer garden also bordered the runway of a small local airport, and a number of single engine planes took off and landed during the hour we stopped to enjoy the local ...
... and there was a massive thunder storm. Ger had to pull over in a parking stop in order for the storm to pass over. The rain was so bad that he had to drive up onto the footpath next to the toilet door so that Mick could get out!!! After a nice ...
The main, and really only reason for our visit to Pilsen (or Plzen) was … you guessed it …. for beer!!! Apart from the beer, Pilsen has a nice old town, and is the European Capital of Culture for 2015. It is also on the Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in Europe for 2014, so it has to
have something going for it!!!
There is a nice main square (Republic Square) which has the obligatory big old church, ...
... subject of signs, it's very pleasing to see very few traffic or other signs around, no sign clutter!! There's a lot to like about this part of Germany, the people are helpful, friendly, courteous to cyclists and go quietly about their work. The only downside I can see is their smoking habits, everyone smokes! There are cigarette vending machines in hotels, in the streets and even the side of the road, a pack of twenty costs ...
... sauerkraut and Lana turkey medallions all washed down with beer! A lot of high school kids dressed up in Bavarian costumes and yelling & shouting, we suspect High School maybe finished! Our accommodation along the Danube has varied from private guesthouses to four star Hotels. All have been excellent, great hosts in the Gasthaus to informative staff at the Hotels. And they all speak English, to varying ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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