We covered a lot of miles today, but we did make stops at three significant places. The first place was the Dachau Concentration Camp which is just north of Munich. Visiting the camp is a very sobering experience when you realize how horribly some humans treated other humans. Unfortunately, some atrocities are still committed today. We were able to walk around, seeing several original buildings and some re-built buildings.
After leaving Dachau, we drove north to the city of Nurnberg. The city is infamous for being Hitler’s “home” city and for the war crimes trials after WWII. Much of the city is rebuilt and is now a vibrant/modern city. Outside the city we stopped at the Zepplin-platz or the grand stands where Hitler held many rallies for his supporters. It is currently used for watching car races. We had some time in the center of the city to find some lunch.
Our final stop was Leipzig, Germany, where we are staying for the night. Leipzig is known as Bach’s home town and as the place were protests about the Berlin Wall began several years before the wall came down. After checking into the hotel, we had supper at the Ratskeller restaurant. It was an excellent meal. We then went on a short walking tour past Bach’s church and much of the center of the city.