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... had published a walking tour of the city that we decided to try, starting at the Marienplatz. Our first stop was the old Hertie department store. We couldn't go in as it's being restored, but the lobby was used as the lobby for the movie, "The Grand Hotel Budapest." We gave it a peak through the windows and confirmed it was the same one.
We continued walking, visiting the simple Evangelical Church of our Lady, although with ...
... walking and crossed the pedestrian bridge into Poland where we tried to work out the conversion of the Polish currency into Aussie dollars, then into Euros. Prices seem quite cheap as we'd heard. Might have to do a bit more shopping! Was quite a long walk back to the hotel and as usual we were pooped. We appreciated a rest and I enjoyed a Radler beer, mmmm could get quite used to these.
Later dinner at a nearby burger specialty bar - was good!
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 ...
We went to Goelitz and Bautzen this day. We didn't depart from our hotel until after 1pm. Goerlitz was about 1.5 hours from Dresden. We had only about an hour to walk in Gorlitz because mom wanted to visit Bautzen. What a rush!!!! We took the tram in Gorlitz... walked through a nice park... saw the river where Poland was on the opposite side... asked for directions from an old man across the street and he kindly stopped and crossed the road to help ...
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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 ...