Not to mention, out of town. Granted, all the cities are a whole lot closer here than they are at home. But the interconnectedness of these cities in our region is still pretty incredible. Lutherstadt Wittenberg lies on the River Elbe, and is just one stop on a bike trail that runs 860 km along this waterway, connecting such cities as Dresden, Magdeburg, Hamburg, and even farther into the West. And it's a beautiful trail, snaking right along the banks the whole way. I have ventured out onto the trail twice so far, although the flooding here recently has made both trips short. I made sure to take my camera the second time, so here are some photos:
A mural of the trail, too long to get all in one shot, but an idea at least.
A view of the Elbe from the trail.
Cobblestone most of the way.
Flooding along the trail, this is where the road ends for now.
My happy bike and sun coming through the clouds.