Hotel Villa Ritter
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... town and lots of restaurant line the bank .
The weather was bitter and David and I bought jackets , instead of wearing our jacket liners . We looked so bad in them , but look more respectable now . The weather has been cold and most days have ridden with out liners in
Back to the restaurants , they look after you , energy chair had a blanket for your knees , if you still look cold the staff will bring another for your shoulders .
We have every ...
... comfy chairs and socialized with some of the other passengers. We met several really nice people from all over. We have people from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Latvia, Ireland, and Mexico. Hors D'oeuvres were served while we waited for dinner.
Dinner began at 7:30 and every single passenger on the boat went to the dining room and ate all at the same time. We had a delicious 4 course meal. All four of us agreed the ...
... 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 ...
... all day ;-)
But to be fair the town was a magnificient little czech beauty with its picturesque buldings painted red/ yellow/ green and pink. Beautiful architecture really.
We at least started the tour with good old Becherovka brewerie tour which included 3 morning shots to wake us up. That was rough haha!
In the end we ended up sitting in a park bathing in sun, enjoying the +10 degrees and drinking good cheap czech brews.
Weitersglashütte - Staudamm - Carlsfeld - Eibenstock
22km net in 4h08
up 1234m, down 1455m
this area became victim to the winter gale "Lothar", however it didn't make the rangers rethink that a multigenerational and more biodiverse forest may have prevented a total ...