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Today was spent in Leipzig- formally a part of communist East Germany. We had (fancy) coffee at the Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum, a coffee house with a coffee museum. We also visited the Thomaskirche, a church where Martin Luther preached and where Johann Sebastian Bach was choirmaster and is now buried (his original burial place was destroyed in ...
... oil fine. Fun chasing the Czech arctics on the faster roads they seem to be limited to about 70mph. Finished earlier today just over 400 miles but is either somewhere I now on route Colditz straight into a hotel out for snack and beer or push on an extra 70 miles to Dresden and struggle to find a hotel. Sorry put pictures on next day. Plus on digital ...
... of Robert's lieder. Again, there were no English translations, but it was cool to hear Schumann's music in a room where he used to present his music to the publicl. But we definitely overestimated how much time we would need to spend here so we have changed our plans a little bit and will be hopping on a train to Prague tomorrow!
Don't freak out mom.
Left Sommerda at 9am, took the back roads and covered the 100 miles to Colditz in 3 hours. Colditz Castle sits high above the town up some very steep and windy cobbled lanes, the sort of thing that on a motorcycle needs to be done quite briskly, they tend to be so uneven that getting you feet down if you stop can be a bit tricky. With that in mind I hooned it up to where I thought the entrance to the castle was. I was lucky on two counts, I found the entrance ...
... of the opening lines of the hymn most associated with Martin Luther and put to music by J.S. Bach in Cantata form: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, ein gute Wehr und Waffen". The inscription is laid in over 270,000 tiles! It's impressive to be standing at this very same location where such significant historical events unfolded five centuries ago.
Our guide informs us of many other interesting details relating to Luther's ...
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