The Autobahn...and Schloss Wurzen
Trip Start Apr 28, 2010
58Trip End Jul 08, 2010
We were on the autobahn because our GPSs decided to take us on a tour of every single village in a 20 km radius of Prague, when we actually wanted to go to Germany. After going through some places so obscure even the Czech government doesn't know about them we had to reset the horrible gadgets to include the motorways and make some time up. Through some tunnels in CZ. Out the last one - we're in Germany. 130 speed limit for a few kays, then - the big "no limit" signs
There'a lot of pictures of our hotel in Wurzen on this page. Well, it's not everyday we get to stay in a genuine medieval castle. We were stoked. It has it's own Wikipedia page. You'll have to hit translate up the top. And it's beautiful. Inside the fabness continues. The dining room walls and shelves are lined with the stuffed carcases and hides of various animals like wild boars which we presume were hunted by past owners and residents. The breakfast room was laid out with enough serious German breakfast food for a small army. And it was excellent VFM. A lot cheaper than we had any right to expect and it included this vast selection for brekkie in the tarriff.
It was built between 1491 & 1497 and has had a pretty colourful history since. Anya the waitperson, who was very good to us with our non-existent German, dug us up some information in English, a lot better than the Wikipedia page. It's "interesting" history continued from 1945 through the existence of the DDR - the old East Germany. There's a photo of a plaque in German which gives that recent history
There's also a few pictures of the beautiful town of Wurzen for people to enjoy. Really lovely town. Almost no English spoken in this part of the world that we came across. Anya had to work hard to understand us which still means she can speak at least two languages to some degree and we can't. We still got by fine.
After this, we head for The Netherlands.