My last full day in Germany turned out to be one of my favourite days. I was alongside the Danube most of the day so it was really peaceful and calm. The river looked exceptionally beautiful today. It reminded me silver and blue Christmas tinsel.
Being a Saturday (not that that matters to me right now), there were lots of cycling clubs out whizzing past me and my pannier laden bike.
Starting by riding through Kirchroth and Offenberg with rows of wild flowers between the calm wide stretch of the river and me. coming to Deggendorf where they have made it into a sort of beach with families sitting in deck chairs under sunbrellas having picnics.
It was really hot and no matter how many times I apply suntan lotion, i’m getting fried from being under the sun all day. It’s not like you can go and ride in the shade.
Along the Danube trail in Vilshofen, is the Donauplanetenweg(the Danube Planet Trail) where you can see models of the solar system at a scale of 1:1 billion.
|My bike under the sun Donauplanetenweg|
Passau is where three rivers join so it’s very lush and looks like a vintage postcard.
Save some energy for the climb up to the hostel. It’s very steep and cobbled. I think you should win a speed boat or a suitcase full of money if you make it up to the top. I didn’t even try, I was sunburnt and starving.
|Eating dinner, dangling over the castle's grounds|
The DJH Jugendherbergen hostel is within the grounds of the Veste Obserhause castle so it’s very scenic and the view is amazing.
I’m kind of sad that this is my last night in Germany, it’s been such an adventure and everyone has been so nice.