Elbe paddle (day 6): Torgau to Wittenberg

Today: 57km | Total: 254km

I have left my home state of Saxony ultimately behind me and am now cruising through Sachsen-Anhalt. Today set a new record in terms of distance at 57km. Hard work honestly and hardly any breaks (partly because there wasn’t much significant to stop for). Anyway, made it to the city of Wittenberg – home of Martin Luther and basically the cradle of protestant christianity. One third of the way now. Time flies.


The scenery was pretty much the same all the way. More grassy embankments, loads of animals from cows to storks and prey birds. Some ducks as well. Still not much traffic apart from a group of canoe club travellers (which i overtook) and a fast kayak (well …). I had expected rain, but rather managed to stay dry while being surrounded by thunder further away. Amazing athmosphere.

Bodycheck: Hands feel a bit rough, bottom better since i sit on my inflatable now, muscles getting used to the regime, sun added colour in exposed spots (a lot), but no sunburn. So all good folks.

The city of Wittenberg is a beauty. Finally i saw luther’s church with 95 theses and enjoyed the 25th wine festival. Now i am tired. Need a bit of rest. Tomorrow off towards Dessau. Probably make it a shorter day though.


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