Hey Scott, your trip sounds like a dream :). I do have another question, though. It was always my impression that the Saxons would have come from modern day Lower Saxony which has land on the North Sea. How connected is modern Saxony (Dresden) to its Old Saxon roots? I've read that Saxon territory has ebbed and flowed over time. Do the three Saxonies have a kind of shared culture, like the New England states in the USA?It's funny that the average person basically just talks about WWII or the Baroque period. I always have to remind myself that very few people care much about the history of the early Medieval - Renaissance. I just assumed the average European would take more interest, but our cultures aren't so that different that I should have expected as much ;D.