Centro Hotel Astoria
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... leaving I pop into a kind of boots and spray myself with David Beckham.. I'll pick something better up soon.) It's a beautiful little town with a river running through it ,, I'm in a place called Saale the river Saale runs through and used to produce Salt. It also has one of the first universities in Germany here. This is from Wiki """Halle's early history is connected with harvesting of salt. The name Halle reflects early Celtic settlement given that 'halen' is the ...
... 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 ...
... town square for (you guessed it) coffee and cake! We were joined by Joan and David, a British couple staying on our site who we had spoken to inside the castle. As we were chatting a loan drinker on the next table, Johnny 'Scot' invited himself into our conversation, a Scottish expat, he was now a Colditz village resident and ex Colditz castle guide, and contributed a few extra tales included how when Douglas Barder was taken out for excise by an ageing ...
... Lots of information (all forgotten now) and a good interactive section where you could listen to his music and amplify the different instruments as they played their bit of the composition. Very clever man and he wrote a lot of music.
Also home to Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St Thomas Boys Choir and many many more notable composers and musicians.
Unfortunately, my first blog didn't go as planned. I truly apologize for never posting, but what can I say... Well I guess I was having just too much fun. However, plans are evolving to once again visit Germany this upcoming winter. There may even be another shorter trip along the way on this possible vacation, too. Thanks again for reading the rare post that were written, and until next ...