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So after a very late night last night it was up early today to head out for a 9 1/2 hour excursion. We were headed to the spa town of Karlovy Vary- about 20 kilometers from the German border. The town was originally settled by Germans but now is heavily populated by Russians. There are 16 mineral water springs in the town, in addition to the many hotels and "sanitariums" where one can bathe in the mineral spring water. Each tap has ...
This is a beautiful Spa town . The hotels are spectacular , perched on cliffs .painted in beautiful colours Most were built 1880 when taking the waters was popular , but has been a spa town for hundreds of years .
There are many fountains of hot water for people to drink . They recommend that you use a teapot shaped cup to sip the water as you walk slowly .
They eh all looked silly , but the cup vendors happy .
there is a river flowing ...
... absolutely fantastic. They also served complimentary wine and continuously refilled it throughout the meal.
Tonight we will spend the rest of the evening in the lounge meeting more of our fellow passengers. I am definitely the youngest one on the boat- probably by about 20 years. I get the feeling I stand out quite a bit but that doesn't bother me.
Tomorrow is a tour of mid-evil Nuremberg, then at lunch we sail towards Regensberg!
... The night was spent around a campfire over which we cooked delicious Klobasa (Sausages) and Marshmallows.
The morning bought sunshine and after a lazy breakfast we made the short walk to Hartenberg Castle where we were warmly greeted by the Castle owner, Béďa. He gave us an interesting tour and history lesson which included; stories of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's visits to the castle, how the castle came to ...
Fichtelberg is our destination, but we're not going to the city. We're looking for an iron mine located somewhere outside this village. We divide ourselves in two groups. One of them will eat in a traditional place while the others visit the mine, and then we'll swap. I am in the group that went to the mine first, and we spend much time trying to find the mine (I ...