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This morning we got up before the sun came up. That is easy to do here since the sun literally was not up until almost 9:00 in the morning! The sun starts to set around 3:30 in the afternoon too! We had a long drive so we actually left the condo at 7:00am to drive to Weimar in former East Germany about 4 hours away. Ted was anxious to get there so he won't have to rush and get ready before he speaks. We made a few stops to visit ...
... of the place and about Hitler.
Lunch at the city Berchtesgaden.
Appetizer: tomato pasta and salad.
Main: potato and trout. Both taste good.
The waitresses are dressed sexily in traditional dresses. There is also a young handsome waiter. We sat outside this time.
We visited friends in the stunning 'state' of Thuringia, going to Jena (famous for its links with the optics industry), Weimar (site of the eponymous republic, and Goethe) and Erfurt (home of some great architecture, the merchants bridge and old quarter) - definitely worth a visit around autumn/ winter time for its colours!
... listen to some of Bach's pieces.
After lunch in Eisenach, we traveled to Wartburg Castle. Our tour guide was a young high school graduate who's impeccable English awed all of us. We were all fascinated that she spoke so well and then she informed us that she has studied abroad in Kansas City, Missouri for a year! Wartburg Castle was where Martin Luther hid out as Junker Jorg and did the famous and ...
... artists live and work. The bridge is lined with galleries, cafes, and boutiques that are favorites to visitors and locals.
The University of Erfurt was where Luther attended university. The Collegium Maius was the oldest building of the university. It was however destroyed in 1945 but has been completely rebuilt.Our city tour ended at the Martin Luther statue where we held our daily devotions.