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BAYREUTH

Villa Wahnfried is the name of German composer Richard

Wagner's estate in Bayreuth.  Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)

was the German composer who was inseparably linked with

Bayreuth where he enjoyed his greatest artistic triumphs.

From 1872, Wagner lived in Bayreuth, where Festspielhaus

(the place where the annual Wagner festival is held)

was built specifically for the operas.  Wagner with his wife

was buried in Villa Wahnfried.

Eating out in a perfect weather.  Tried to figure out what food on

the menu in German is.  We ended up by pointing at pictures

on the menu to make orders.


MODLAREUTH

"LITTLE BERLIN"

After WWII, the East-West border ran straight through one little

village.  There were several villages affected but our travel

guide chose Modlareuth.  The pond is on the Eastern side.

The border was decided by more than two hundred years ago.

The old border markers decided the county lines.  In that village

there was a wall with but no check-point.  There was a prohibited

zone on one side of the wall.  East Germans were even

prohibited to wave across.

At either abandoned watch tower, some of the East

soldiers were nearly frozen to death because of no heat.

Some East Germans would invent ways to escape

to the West.  Here is an example of a special shoe

with spike to be used to climb over the fence.

Sara on the Eastern or Western side?  Obviously, on the Eastern

side because on the Western side, there was nothing to show

except some barracks.  West Germans would not dare going over

to the Eastern side.

Mack tried on the East German helmet.

Mack on the old Russian tank giving directions