About Peter Masannek
With a very light drizzle, we start on freshly planed dirt roads on totally flat terrain. Later we realize that we are cycling on the Salt Trail. The villages shake us up on the run-down pavement. We reach Merseburg and a nice lady explains us what there is to see. So we push up to the renaissance castle high above the Saale. Unfortunately, the cathedral does not open until 11 a.m. And there you could also read the Merseburg magic spells. In the city center, we are amused by a cheeky organ grinder at the Expresso.
Now we are on the Saale cycle path, but we only see the river sporadically. The valley is wide and flat. Every now and then you can see slopes. In Halle we visit the Moritz Church, the Market Church and the Cathedral. All three are late Gothic hall churches, the cathedral is the oldest. The connection between the two church towers is unusual, thanks to a passage at a lofty height and the mighty, single bell tower on the market.
October 6, 2020
- 01:5221.6 mi11.6 mph625 ft575 ft
The Elbe is much wider here than I thought. And everything is flat. Across from the Krümel nuclear power plant, a stormy rain front caught us. We were soaked from behind. Almost as far as Lüneburg the weather was changeable and very windy. After coffee and cake at lunchtime, Peter said goodbye to his Germany tour. I went to the friendly guesthouse and started my sightseeing tour through the half-timbered and brick town without a luggage.
May 24, 2020