Day 19, May 22 (Gotha to Eisenach)

Last day. And cut my plan short by two days because of the train strikes. Made reservations a few days ago just to be sure. Plan to spend two extra days in Copenhagen.

Today amounted to 18 mi and 1000 ft climb (29 km and 317 m), much through blossoming trees and lush forests and some great views of towns below. Arrival at Eisenach was by train (as per plan, since they wanted you to take the 5-min train ride to avoid highway).

At Eisenach, am staying at a very Spartan Lutheran hostel that’s part of a charity / care facility. Made up for the Spartan side by splurging at the Wein Haus (bottom right of pic), still a part of the original entry into the city now being renovated. Of course, Luther had a connection and hence large statue.


  1. ChrisB — 05-22-2015 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on your last day! We have really been enjoying the photos and adventure.

  2. Joyce Summers — 05-23-2015 at 6:13 pm

    Beautiful last day of your walk. Too bad the need arose to cut it short, but two extra days in Copenhagen may may turn out to be a wonderful Plan B. I have enjoyed walking with you, Kurt, on the Via Regia, through your posts and pix. Danke schön!