Germany 26 June: Schweinfurt - Aschaffenburg

into the "Spessart" forest

...a perfect running-morning in Germany as we left Schweinfurt behind...

...near Schwanfeld we met some local runners....

...a nice group of runners - the mayor of Schwanfeld gave us a first welcome!

...on the road again....

..what a scenic country-side....

...spectators....

...the road to the meeting was nicely marked...

...the last steps...

...quite a crowd awaited the arrival of the Peace Run...

...it was time to pass the torch officially to Schwanfeld...

Schwanfeld is the oldest village in Germany - dating back 7.500 years….

...kind words...

...our runners were invited to sign the golden book of Schwanfeld.

...the mayor led the community on a symbolic lap for peace!

What a cheerful meeting! Thank you Schwanfeld for the outstanding warm welcome!

...as we approached Marktheidenfeld, local runners joined in....

...the river Main....

The deputy mayor of Marktheidenfeld welcomed us on the main square...

...a quick group picture. Thank you for the heartfelt welcome!

Our next stop: Castle Mespelbrunn, very picturesque located in the Spessart forest...

...a quick presentation....

Thank you for the welcome!

..our last meeting of the day: a football festival at Haibach.

Lots of kids gathered on the sport field....

...everyone was eager to hold the torch....

...take a step for peace!

Thank you Haibach for the fun!

We arrived in Aschaffenburg. All our gratitude to the "Punjab Tandoori" - Restaurant for the excellent Indian-Pakistan food!

Also special thanks to the Hotel "Olive Inn" in Aschaffenburg...

...and to the Hotel "Zum Goldenen Ochsen" for hosting our international team!