After travelling on a local bus to a nearby hamlet we followed a walking trail back to town through the forests and enjoyed views firstly south to the Karkonosze mountains and then east back over Jelenia Gora.
Our visit to Jelenia Gora coincided with the Constitution Day national holiday in Poland and soon after arriving in the market square we became aware of crowds gathering for the city celebrations. From our ‘ringside’ seats in a street cafe we were able to watch the ceremony before the assembled gathering matched off through the […]
A regenerated city of contrasts: ritzy stables, communist propaganda mosaic, Residenzschloss, Germany’s largest Protestant church which like most of Dresden was resurrected after reunification and the 102m Furstenzug frieze made of 24,000 Meissen-china tiles depicting the profession of Saxony’s rulers.
On our way Dresden we took the opportunity to visit Schloss Colditz and had a very interesting tour with highlights of the French tunnel and the English glider.
Home of Coffe Baum, the oldest coffee house in Europe; musicians including Bach; and Nikolaikirche’s Monday services for peace which assumed a new significance as the peaceful revolution lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Stumbled across this wonderful town of half-timbered buildings. Picture book pretty and situated at the confluence of the R. Werra and R. Fulda. Camp site on a river island. Altogether very pleasant.
Now that April has arrived and Easter is behind us, preparations are in full swing for our forthcoming trip. We shall be leaving home a week before we are due to board our ferry so that we can attend the Murvi Club AGM beforehand. Afterwards we plan to stay a couple of days at the […]
We have a plan .. Well the die is cast. The ferry is booked and the plan is to leave Harwich on Wednesday 25 April aboard the overnight ferry to the Hook of Holland. From there we plan to drive through Holland and Germany visiting Leipzig and Dresden before arriving in Poland. Once in Poland […]