We now have just a few days left until we drop the bikes at BMW in Leipzig on Monday. This is about 250 km from Prague, but there is enough time to make a small detour to Sinsheim to see our dear friend Wolfgang. He is stopping here in his home town on the way from Hamburg to Corsica. It is almost a direct straight line for us for 570 km.
We did 2 hours on the highway and then put all the avoidances back on the GPS to get onto the small roads. Germany is so amazing for riding. Beautiful roads thru stunning scenery and picturesque villages. We then got back on the highway for the last 2 hours and unfortunately ran into some very bad traffic. We did a little “driving like the Italians” to get past the almost standstill over 10 km long. We arrived to the home of Wolfgang’s brother and sister-in-law and we were welcomed like long lost family.
Yvonne had prepared a very special dinner for us including Dampfnudela or steamed German dumplings!
We of course then had to go out for ice cream.
Werner had a big day planned for us. Actually Wolfgang had emailed me to say that we must stay more than one day we had planned, since Werner had a very full itinerary for us! Traveling in style!
We bagan with a visit to the Auto & Technik Museum. They have both the supersonic Air France Concorde and the Tupolev Tu-144 on display and which you can access. There are 300 vintage cars, 40 race cars, 200 motorcycles, and 50 aircraft among other things.
They even have a Canadian water bomber that when you go inside it is set up to make you feel like you are diving down for water.
The super slide is accessed from the door of a plane mounted on the roof of the museum.
This evening we drove over to Heidelberg for the annual illumination of the castle and fire works. We were very lucky secure a parking space and then got some tickets for an evening dinner cruise for the fireworks. We did a bit of a tour of the city, which has one lone thru road, which is a pedestrian zone.
We took the funicular to the castle.
Today we have another almost straight shot 478 km north east to Leipzig.
Of course we had huge German breakfast as a send off!