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... had been the location for the filming of the "Grand Old Budapest Hotel" movie, in which an old department store had been refurbished and renovated for the film. I think they now plan on turning it back into a department store. David was pretty chuffed as he loved this movie, so we set off to find the building. First we sat and enjoyed a yummy German sausage and some cherries that we bought at a local market. The buildings in town were about as cute ...
GÖRLITZ or ZGORZELEC?
All depends on what side of the Nysa Luzycka river you are on. You could be in either Germany or in Poland.
So just to be sure we covered all of this quaint old town by crossing the footbridge and taking some pictures on each side.
Part of the reason for this trek to this side of Germany was to see if we could gather some ...
... so the graves were dug up and the bones were placed inside the Ossuary. But when I say “placed”, think patterns and designs. There are huge piles of skulls, chandeliers made of bones, a large coat-of-arms for a prominent family totally made out of bones. It was a bit weird, but very interesting.
But now we are a matter of miles from the Polish border and we have a long drive to Warsaw ahead of us... You will just have to wait for the next ...
Only update were I'm now.
Cut my day a bit short yesterday, because of bad weather. Stopped just short of Goerliz.
120 km, through wet and slippery bikeways, crossing the "Saxon Schweiz", very challenging!
It is 6am now, will have breakfast, the weather looks good, will leave towards Wroclaw Poland, was formerly under German rule called "Breslau ...
... recognition, but it was restored by specialists and returned to Zittau for display in 1999.
Sitting in the darkened church in front of the climate-controlled chamber containing the Veil, we listened to its story via an audio device while our German friends had a loudspeaker commentary. It is a wonderful thing, decorated with 90 biblical pictures plus a decorative border and the pictures are still ...