Rostock and Leipzig: the final IndieGermany podcast

This Rostock and Leipzig podcast starts in Hamburg, passes through Rostock down to Berlin, then takes a day trip to Leipzig… Just like us! This is the last leg of #IndieGermany and we’re sorry to see it go!

To listen, hit play below or find episode 282 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud:

Rostock

We followed the tram tracks from the station for 20 minutes, and found the main market square.

We followed the tram tracks from the station for 20 minutes, and found the main market square.

Lots of fruit and food stalls with other shops and restaurants around the outside.

Lots of fruit and food stalls with other shops and restaurants around the outside.

We lunched in the old cloister grounds next to this church.

We lunched in the old cloister grounds next to this church.

And made our way to the Petrikirke: over 200 steps to the top.

And made our way to the Petrikirke: over 200 steps to the top.

It does afford great views over the city and towards the beach.

It does afford great views over the city and towards the beach.

The sea is vital to Rostock, and often represented.

The sea is vital to Rostock, and often represented.

Leipzig

The station is gorgeous - and so close to the central city.

The station is gorgeous – and so close to the central city.

Squares and streets each show elements of a rich cultural past.

Squares and streets each show elements of a rich cultural past.

We popped into the Mädler Galerie - one of the most prestigious of several arcades.

We popped into the Mädler Galerie – one of the most prestigious of several arcades.

And then popped down to the Auerbachs Keller - the same place were Faust is shown a good time by the devil, and where Goethe did a lot of his drinking.

And then popped down to the Auerbachs Keller – the same place were Faust is shown a good time by the devil, and where Goethe did a lot of his drinking.

There are panoramic views from the Panorama Tower in the main square.

There are panoramic views from the Panorama Tower in the main square.

But things are much prettier up close!

But things are much prettier up close! We did this walking and bus tour of Leipzig to make it happen.

The Leipzig cards helped us get around, but only offered discounts - no free entries.

The Leipzig cards helped us get around, but only offered discounts – no free entries.

Leipzig is the home of Bach, and you can hear the St Thomas's Boys Choir every weekend.

Leipzig is the home of Bach, and you can hear the St Thomas’s Boys Choir every weekend.

The Stasi museum is fascinating: free entry but €4 audio guide. No English texts.

The Stasi museum is fascinating: free entry but €4 audio guide. No English texts.

The zoo is HUGE.

The zoo is HUGE.

And the new Gondwanaland exhibition really interesting.

And the new Gondwanaland exhibition really interesting.

We spent the late evening in Karli, but had to get on the train before things really picked up.

We spent the late evening in Karli, but had to get on the train before things really picked up.

As a last treat, we indulged in a Leipzigger Lerche, then it was back to Berlin.

As a last treat, we indulged in a Leipzigger Lerche, then it was back to Berlin.

To listen to the stories behind the photos, hit play above or find episode 282 in iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

This is the last leg of #IndieGermany – a five week trip that turned into a six-week one! During the trip we used excellent German Rail Passes from ACPRail: they were worth 10 times their weight in gold, giving us flexibility and great travel days.

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2 Responses to “Rostock and Leipzig: the final IndieGermany podcast”

  1. Self contained beach houses Noosa July 23, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Great article, Craig and Linda. Traveling in Rostock always make me think of the fresh produce.

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