The Westin Leipzig
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... arrived we walked through one of the largest and most fabulous train stations in Germany. It also must be one of the coldest! We don't know how, but it was easily ten degrees colder inside the station than it was outside. Did someone accidentally choose cold AC instead of heat?! Our first stop was one of two well known churches in Leipzig, St. Nicholas church. It was quite beautiful, however viewing was very limited. There were even ropes ...
... which is where he played freshly composed organ pieces every Sunday. Bach composed thousands of pieces of music throughout his lifetime.
It was in this city that we realized Germany has lots of extravagant bookstores with amazing assortments of books new and old. Needless to say, we spent loads of time in bookstores...
Trains from 9am-5pm to get to the other side of Germany. Loooong trip via Frankfurt and Cologne, but it was very interesting to see the countryside. It was Beautiful through the Rhine Valley. Castles galore! Grape vines, barges and little villages/old houses. And now... WE ARE STAYING IN A CASTLE FOR THREE NIGHTS! It's very ...
... single carriageway roads. Finally, we got to Colditz! I reckon we lost an hour with all the satnav problems, but that still gave us time for a reasonable visit to the Schloss Colditz. Grandpa was very pleased we managed to squeeze this visit in.
Colditz Castle was rather understated really, a reasonable musuem but not a lot of detail and it could have been brought to life a bit more.
By 5pm we were heading away to our hotel here on the outskirts of Leipzig. We came across ...
... following the exciting victory, I decided to walk downtown to get a feel for the local reaction. The moment I stepped out of the door, I could hear firecrackers in all directions and for quite a distance. That was an indication of an impending relatively wild night—at least for a couple of hours. I walked to the train station which was a real hubbub of activity. People were returning and/or leaving on a variety of trams from the front of the station. The older part of the city ...