Balance Hotel Leipzig-Alte Messe
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I boarded a coach at 11:15 after spending the last hour and a half in Barney's Cafe and Bar watching football with Barney and generally mocking the players diving and missing the goal in broken English and German. I was early for my coach and stumbled upon this place ordered a beer and settled in. the TV kept freezing as it was an Internet game but it was obviously par for the course as Barney just kept resetting it. I finished my beer the game finished and I toddled off to my ...
A new plan has been hatched. We were doing a vaguely formed "drive around cities of old East Germany". After looking at driving distances we realized that Prague was quite reachable so we reset plans for a Leipzig, Prague, up through Poland to Bad Muskau back in Germany. Being predictable is boring. Rental car pickup had a 45 minute line due to using a smaller outfit which seemed to have a longish processing time. Even with 3 staff it took a ...
... there was an audio guide in English and we discovered the castle dated back to about the 14 century and such characters as One Eyed William and Bearded George all played a part in the castle's long and sometimes troubled history. There were torture chambers, towers and a creepy damp cellars (with a ghost!) Restoration work on the castle only started around the time of the reunification of Germany which seems to ...
... 500 prisoners, there were approximately 300 escape attempts and 31 prisoners made it 'home' and usually sent a cheeky postcard to the camp commandant and sometimes left an equally cheeky message as they left saying such things as 'I can't stand the COLD anymore in Colditz- auf Wiedersehen! The escape museum contained amazing items made from scrapes such as a sewing machine which the German's permitted to make theatre costumes but the prisoners used 'out of hours' ...
... of people there getting their beach holiday ( weekend) in. Saves going to Greece!!!! Many people showing of their wares – lumpy bits and dangly bits. Some young but many past their use by date.
Lots of parks around the area too so did a bit of walking. The parks are a bit like forests – just trees. But at least it was a bit cooler walking in the shade.
Move on in the morning to ...