Kostrzyn nad Odrą – today called „Polish Pompeij“ . The barbarian royal beheading of Prince Fritz‘ lover Hans Hermann von Katte made it famous and haunted for ever after.
Gębice – Schloss Amtitz – home of Berlin’s filmstars and celebrities during the allied bomb raids in WWII
Zabór, castle of German’s last and fake Empress Hermine
Zamek w Siedlisku overlooking the Odra river
Krobielowice: Generalfeldmarschall Blücher’s Alterruhesitz and burial site
Nysa was Silesia’s strongest fortress until Napoleon’s trops destroyed the city.
Best place to stay in Czech Rep.
The castle of Nové Město nad Metují is gifted with a large collection of dwarfs
Karłów Rock – in Polish the spirit of the mountains is called Krakonoš, in Czech his name is Liczyrzepa and we call him Rübezahl.
Kłodzko fortress in the ‚Glatzer Land‘, home base of Romantic Poems and Grimm’s tales.
Zamek Książ is a underearth giant. There is a less than a tenth only peeking over the moutains.
Muskau Castle – Prussian loved weird Earl of Pückler; Worldwide celebrated founder of Pückler Icecream.
Żagań, Johannes Kepler wrote the first ever Science Fiction novel in the castle’s library.
Neuzelle Monestary Brewery is the final destination of 13 castle’s journey
♫♪♫ REISEN UND FREUNDE 13 Castle Cycle Challenge Deutsche Leitkultur Blog by Christian Raum Berlin June 13th 2020
Are you curious to visit lost places and spooky castles, forgotten battlefields and the plundered grave of an heroic Admiral and – further more – a lovesick giant’s stronghold on top of rough mountains. In case you still have no plans for this year’s summer holiday … Why not ask your bicycle to travel with you along 13 castles, fortress and lost cities in Silesia, Sudeten and Bohemia?
Boarders are open again, so why not jump over the river today? You will be 14 days or so on the road…
Start in Berlin and ride 100 Kilometers East, cross the River and walk through the ruines of Küstrin. From there on it is an enjoyable journey along the river, through the hills, up into the mountain and back to the river again… last stop is the world famous Neuzelle monestary brewery waiting with an unbeatable beer to be served to the thirsty cyclist.
In any mentioned place accommodation is provided and food in Poland and Czech Republic is quite enjoyable.
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Thanks to MISTER “Ninety miles an hour, girl, is the speed I drive” SICKBOY!!! … and to ….