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... and a poppy, are now stuck on the wall.
We arrived in Wittenburg during lunch, and were quickly taken into town with our guide, Astrid. Visited the home of Martin Luther, St Mary's Church with its twin towers and the market square, before meeting at the Castle Church to get back on the bus. Another day where the guide made the subject so interesting.
As soon as the last person was aboard we set off again, this time for Dessau. ...
Packed and ready to head to the big city, we bid farewell to this peaceful, friendly little town Bad Windsheim. We feel that we could enjoy a longer stay to explore more of this area, which is quite close to the Romantic Road. We've only had a little taste of thi s beautiful and serene Franconian land. But off we go to drive to one of the biggest cities in Europe, Berlin.
Our drive is again through fields and hilly terrain. We mostly drive along ...
... guide as hugely knowledgeable about the castle and a lot of the prisoners held there including the first British soldier to escape, Airey Neave. He went on to become an MP and was murdered by the IRA.
More info on the castle here - http://www.schloss-colditz.com/
On leaving the castle I headed back down the steep & windy cobbled...you get the message...
Yup, took the very same wrong turning......there's a lesson there I think!!!
... with shocks and no panniers. The electric bikes that we see here frequently also seemed a good option.
The route took us high into the hills away from the cities and into the forest to follow mountain tracks. It was scenic and the views of the valleys amazing but it was hard work.
We rode 76 km over 6 hours of riding time. We did a bit of a sprint the last couple of km into Bad Harzburg to try to beat the rain, but didn't quite make it. Still it wasn't nearly ...
... scattered everywhere so you never knew where to step. I took dozens of videos which I'll hopefully be able post to this blog.
We also stumbled upon a key (Schlüssel) in the maintenance room that was actually used to open and use the elevators the floors above. We tried to use a wrench to turn the rusty key in the lock, but it only bent the metal. We stumbled upon lots of rooms that ...
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