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:
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.
We lunched in the old cloister grounds next to this church.
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.
The sea is vital to Rostock, and often represented.
The station is gorgeous – and so close to the central city.
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.
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.
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.
The Stasi museum is fascinating: free entry but €4 audio guide. No English texts.
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.
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.