A wet day in Bautzen
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April 10th, 2010 – by: princeza_9
I'd checked the Bautzen website on Friday to see if they listed times for things, and to my surprise, there was nothing planned for the weekend at all. I checked my datebook, and I'd written down that there was supposed to be something for this weekend.
At the train station- cue the 2nd hurdle. I'd bought a Saxon ticket (good for a day's travel in Saxon, Saxony-Anhalt and Thurungia- all for only 20Euro). Then I realized that the train pamphlet I'd picked up from the station a couple weeks earlier wasn't entirely right. According to my pamphlet, trains run to Bautzen about ever half hour or 45 minutes. I was waiting for more than an hour. But a coffee and Tintenherz was a great help to pass the time.
The train ride was okay, nothing special. In Bautzen, finding the Altstadt wasn't all that hard. It also helped that they had handy little signs in German and Sorbian that pointed the way.
It turned out to be a private tour! Despite the occasional downpours (one complete with hail!), it was still nice to see the city, and hear about it's history and the Sorbian people. And of course this was all in German. Yay me! The tour lasted about 90 minutes, and by the end I was done. I headed into the Bautzner Senf-laden (Mustard Shop, Bautzen is famous for its mustard) and from there went back to the train station.
I'd like to go back and see more of Bautzen when it's drier and warmer. Maybe, but there are other places to see...
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