Victor'S Residenz-Hotel Leipzig
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Today was spent in Leipzig- formally a part of communist East Germany. We had (fancy) coffee at the Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum, a coffee house with a coffee museum. We also visited the Thomaskirche, a church where Martin Luther preached and where Johann Sebastian Bach was choirmaster and is now buried (his original burial place was destroyed in ...
Left a little earlier today, trying to get into a routine, although have to get used to waking up an hour earlier. Thanks to British summertime, not to worry sorted bags bit better than yesterday, ie there is more room for me. Singer the sewing machine ran well today and the tyres should last till we hit lands further afield. Chain needed oiling but ...
This morning we got up early and caught a train to Leipzig where we were planning on spending three days. When we got here we were not overly impressed at how tourist friendly the city was....or that the internet is 6 euros per day. We did go to the Schumann house where Robert and Clara lived for the first 4 years of their marriage and heard a concert ...
... guide as hugely knowledgeable about the castle and a lot of the prisoners held there including the first British soldier to escape, Airey Neave. He went on to become an MP and was murdered by the IRA.
More info on the castle here - http://www.schloss-colditz.com/
On leaving the castle I headed back down the steep & windy cobbled...you get the message...
Yup, took the very same wrong turning......there's a lesson there I think!!!
... the people who influenced him at the time. His good friend, Philipp Melanchton, was a professor at the then newly established university in Wittenberg, and his house is also on our tour. The university was granted by the then Elector of Saxony, Frederick the Wise.
Lucas Cranach the Elder also resided in this town, the renaissance painter. We hear how the entire courtyard where he conducted his various enterprises ...
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