I decided to stay in Nuremberg one more day to actually see the sights of the city.
But since I wasn’t so fond of my hotel (door banging and shouting late in the evening, the broken shower head holder, a general weird feeling,…) I decided to move to another hotel. Breakfast was not included and so I headed over to the next hotel shortly after 8 AM.
There, I could leave my luggage and the bike and made my way on foot to the castle.
I walked in the old castle ditch which could have been really nice since it’s green and in the shade but, unfortunately, there was a lot garbage lying around, I even watched a rat passing me quite relaxed in broad daylight and didn’t feel especially safe and secure….but as I mentioned, it was in the shade and not too hot yet – and I made it to the castle safely 🙂
Today I already left the Saar again and cycled East towards the Pfaelzer Wald (= forest). I also cycled the shortest stint of my tour (about 32 km) – and I found a new app (more precisely, Dieter did), Naviki, which seems to work better than the one I used before. Let’s see 🙂
The ride from Neuss to Bruehl was one of the nicest during my trip so far: the weather was cloudy but almost dry, the cycling paths are in excellent condition and the guiding system here is directly from heaven 🙂 also, the flourishing nature all around me made this a real holiday.
Once again, I started in beautiful sunshine. I cycled from Frecrkenhorst to Warendorf on the 100 Schloesser (=castles)-Route.
After a rather tough start into the day, first some authority “issues” with the cat during breakfast, then an incredible confusing way out of Bielefeld and and almost real mountain (on top is a restaurant, named “Auf’m Berg” (=on the mountain) and the road’s name was Bergstrasse (=mountain road)), the hardest part of the day was already over shortly after 9 AM
The weather forecast predicted strong winds, so I decided to leave early, just in case.
Due to the pessimistic weather forecast and because my friend Sören arrived only today, I decided to also stay a second night in Verden, the horse’s and rider’s town.
After five days of cycling and new surroundings every day, I was ready for some rest and so I spent the day in Bremen – and I liked it :-)))