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... us into the town via Poland first - that was pretty cool approaching the bridge in Poland, then crossing the bridge bringing us into Germany on the other side!
We checked in to our attic room in the lovely old Meridean Hotel, unpacked and settled then headed out for some sightseeing. I'm so glad we came to this town; it's really nice and I agree with what I read on the internet somewhere, that it's a hidden gem! I also happened to read ...
... that was used in the Oscar winning movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was formerly a department store in the day and is now being renovated like so many other old buildings in this city. Spectacular!
Even though we struck out on genealogy we discovered a most beautiful intact medieval town, undamaged by the war.
A town to be remember and returned to. ...
... in such a hurry in Gorlitz. The first ice-cream isn't great so we bought the 2nd one. Both are just 1 euro each. The towers are pretty and the city is romantic (of course I wasn't feeling romantic). Overall, Bautzen was a nice surprise. Originally I planned to stay a night in Gorlitz but after checking that the walk from the station to the hotel was such a distance, I stayed an extra night in Dresden. Good that Motel 1 in Dresden was nice :)
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 ...
We've started our blog with a little tour limerick: An orchestra of seventy-nine, Travelling through Germany in rain and shine, Mr Kirkwood conducting Percy Grainger, Mr Roper, Coleridge-Taylor; Getting a standing ovation (applause!) so it must have been fine! Having a great week, had a lovely time in Dresden yesterday evening, looking forward to the final ...