Travel Blogs from Leipzig
Great drive in on fast roads.
The scary 2* turned out OK, clean and OK.
Taxi to the Marriott pretty much straight away (they have a big sports bar) watched the footie, had a few drinks and food, hung out there until past midnight and got chatting to the DHL crowd that were staying there, good night!
Day 2, sat in the sun …
... of not only the castle, but the whole town over the past 25 years. And the whole of East Germany too. All that remained was an uneventful drive to the campsite at Leipzig, passing through the town of Grimma which was surprisingly attractive.
Forgotten Stats: I have neglected to keep a tally of visits to Eiscafes, surely one of Europe's best ideas, which we really should adopt. As long as UKIP don't mind.
Beers had : nothing new today, but an old friend in Konig PIlsner.
... the castle they had an ice cream. Willow said she could not imagine as a child sitting in the square below Colditz Castle eating ice cream. She has read a book called " The Colditz Story" by a man who got all the way home, called Pat Reid.
We found a really quiet campsite near Leipzig with open loos and short grass. It is raining quite hard. What will the night be like?
On June 11th we will travel to the US for the first time. We are flying with a turbo prop to Amsterdam and from there to JFK. We will stay a week in NYC before continuing to LAX and from there explore California and some of the US' southwest.
So we will update this soon :)
... of porcelain and playing cards! And yes, Altenburg has a famous culture of playing cards and the game of 'Skat' was invented here.The Schloss- und Spielkartenmuseum (castle and playing card museum) inside the castle hosts an exhibition about Altenburg as a ducal residence, and a historical playing cards collection respectively.
Throughout the castle, baroque ...