Travelled : 132 kilometres from Zwickau to Bayreuth in Bavaria, then 74 kilometres from Bayreuth to Bamberg still in Bavaria.
Visited : Bamberg
Stayed : Grunewaldstrasse Stellplatz Bayreuth €4 + €1 each for water and dump. N49.94523 E11.59315
P+R Heindrichsdamm (Bamberg) Stellplatz €12, all the usual but electricity is €.50 @ kilowatt. N49.88528 E10.90278
We travelled through the late afternoon drizzle and rain to Bayreuth. It was the birthplace of composer Richard Wagner and he also built a grand opera house here as well. We find the stellplatz easily enough but its a good 15-20 minutes walk to the altstadt. It’s Sunday afternoon and we can only hope for better weather in the morning. The stellplatz itself looks brand new, set against the backdrop of a stream and a public reserve its a very nice place to stop. Mind you it would be even better if it would stop raining.
After a good sleep, hoping for the weather to break we wake to the sound of drizzle on the roof again. It doesn’t improve and we go for a walk in jackets with an umbrella passing a little bakery to get some croissants and rolls for lunch. Have I mentioned one of the great things about Germany are the little bakeries scattered through the towns and villages. They seem to survive despite the onslaught of Aldi and Lidl. Nice change from Belgium and Holland where it’s only supermarket bread. I digress, its now 10am and the weather hasn’t improved. So we decided to service the Hymer and continue south.
One of the wonderful things about motorhome travel is your itinerary can change just like the weather. The Lonely Planet gives Bamberg an A+ and my sister Jeni told me she had a friend who had recently been there, so Bamberg it is.