Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I Miss the Opportunity to see the Interior of Naumburg Cathedral

Most Christmas markets in Germany are located right outside the town Cathedral, which makes it convenient to both sightsee and shop in just a couple of hours. In many towns it's a quick walk from the train. Not so in Naumburg, where the magnificent Naumburg Cathedral was begun in the 13th century. I lost the vote to take a taxi and then walk back, but everyone lost the opportunity to see the interior, thanks to early winter closing hours.

The walk was pretty grim, past derelict Gothic housing and ugly East German housing blocks, up a steep hill with plenty of missing cobblestones. With knees and hip still complaining from the climb up the Cologne cathedral tower, it was not such a good afternoon.


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