Germany 25 June: Bayreuth - Schweinfurt

a red carpet for the Peace Run

We started our day in Bayreuth. The city representative for sport, Mr. Möckel, lit the torch.

...a perfect start with some first steps for peace...

Today our Run led us through the "Franken" - region!

Our next meeting brought us to Eckersdorf. Mrs. Pichl, the mayor of Eckersdorf, gave us a warm welcome.

Thank you for the nice meeting!

...where do we have to go?

...running into Heiligenstadt...

Mr. Göller, the deputy mayor of Heiligenstadt, received us with kind words....

Thank you for the warm welcome!

Our next stop was Bamberg, an old German University City...

Mr. Lange, the deputy mayor of Bamberg, received us on the main square...

Thank you for welcoming the Peace Run!

..new friends...

...more new friends....

...we enjoyed running through the beautiful countryside...

..as we approached Zeil am Main, a group of children from the local sport team "rote Teufel" awaited us...

...running through the scenic small town...

...a presentation at the city hall...

Mr. Stadelmann, the mayor of Zeil am Main, led the runners through the town centre...

Thank you for the enthusiastic welcome!

Hassfurt, here we come!

Mr. Werner, the mayor of Hassfurt, received us in the old city hall...

Thank you Hassfurt for the kind meeting!

...a German dynamic duo...

Grettstadt rolled out the red carpet for the Peace Run!

Mr. Vögler, the mayor of Grettstadt, made our meeting a pleasant stay!

...a very special tree!

Schweinfurt, our final today's destination.

Mrs. Lippert, deputy mayor of Schweinfurt, received our team!

...we were invited to attend a typical German traditional "Kirmes". People eat and drink and have a pleasant time with live music - usually a brass band!

Thank you Schweinfurt for the great welcome!

Our special gratitude to the "Kolping Hotel"...

...and the "Hotel Luitpold" for hosting our team!

What would be a great day without great food? The "Trattoria Sicilia" provided a perfect dinner! Thank you all for supporting the Peace Run!