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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. ...
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 ...
... Czech border. We started in Oybin, a pretty little village with an impressive pile of rocks topped by a fortress. It was a fairly steep walk up, but we stopped half way to visit the little chapel where Mario's parents had recently renewed their marriage vows. It is absolutely beautiful inside, with columns painted to look like marble and creeping plants to decorate the pews. The altar screen is lovely, as is the organ, ...
... to see the difference in the styles of houses we passed, unlike any we'd seen earlier: many were roofed in tiles with a curved bottom, and the first storeys were often covered in patterned tiles of grey & white. A lot of the houses appeared quite old but looked very attractive.
We arrived safely and parked the caravan next to the house of Mario & Katrin, friends who we met whilst travelling in Botswana in ...