When a lake is as picturesque as the Weitsee…
Sunday Snapshots becomes a two-picture affair.
The first time we visited Reit im Winkl was more or less out of desperation. Since then, it’s become one of my favorite easy weekend escapes. If you want a chance of a day like this though, you had best go early in November. I just checked the village webcams and it is looking distinctly white these days…
Nürnberg has such a pretty and walkable Altstadt that very rarely do I opt to follow the ring round around town. For whatever reason though, on this day I did, and managed to get this picture out of it. Not a bad day.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 2012
Coincidentally, this was the day that I accidentally learned that the iPhone could do panoramas. This came in extremely handy in the Pergamon Museum, which is full of very large, very impressive things to take panorama pictures of. I highly recommend a visit, with or without a camera (phone).
Not dry, weather-wise, mind you. But after all those fest-related posts, it’s time for a change. Today’s picture comes from last year’s trip to Chemnitz/Dresden for our anniversary. We stayed in Chemnitz for a few nights, and took the train into Dresden for a day. One day was definitely not enough, and we pretty much just spent the day wandering around the city ogling all the grand architecture, as you can see in the above photo from the Zwinger palace.
The most German part of this picture to me, however, isn’t the palace. It’s the background. Check out all those cranes. Seems that no matter where you go in this country, what city or village you are in, the cranes are everywhere. Building, building, building.
If Oktoberfest seems more chaotic or rowdy than your taste, consider coming to the fair city of Nürnberg this month. From the 14th until the 25th of September, the Altstadtfest will be taking place, primarily on the Insel Schütt right in the center of town. There you can find all sorts of delicious brews from around Franconia, as well as some traditional cuisine. A word of warning… the menus do tend to be written in Franconian dialect, so if you don’t know what something is, ask the waiter or a neighbor! I once wound up with jellied meat, so… yeah, it can be dangerous. After you’re all fueled up, head to the Hauptmarkt, where you’re find the fall market for all your random kitchen appliance and basket needs. Oh, and more beer and sausage, of course.
Want more info on the Altstadtfest? Course you do!
Altstadtfest Nürnberg (site only in German)
Watch the bottom right corner… wait for it…
Ah yes, it’s a mere six days until the first barrel of Oktoberfest 2017 is tapped, and I have no doubt that the residents of Munich are battening down the hatches (or searching for last-minute flights) to escape the onslaught.
I’m not sure a visit is in the cards for me this year, and to be honest, since I haven’t purchased the deer-covered Dirndl I fell slightly in love with last month, it’s okay. I can hold out for now. But if you are planning on going and need something to wear, allow me to direct you to some other ladies who have you covered with everything you need to know about Dirndl…
Starting Over in Stuttgart: The Dirndl – An Explanation
Starting Over in Stuttgart: 5 tips for buying your first Dirndl
Now that you know what to look for, have a look here for some truly gorgeous fashion if you’re looking for something a bit more unique…
Arts in Munich: What to wear to Oktoberfest
Happy shopping and festing!
When in Amsterdam, a trip to the Heineken brewery is most certainly a must-do. And if last month’s Sunday posts made you long for the mountains, this month’s may make you thirsty. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Thanks to the glory of Facebook, I’ve been reminded a few times this week of what I was doing five years ago at this time. Thus, today’s picture choice.
Five years ago, I was running all over town with my friend Courtney, while we shot an episode of House Hunters International. I still find it funny, and whatever your opinion on the honesty of the show is, I had a jolly good time doing it. It was definitely an experience to have, and I’m happy that I got to take part. For example, I now know that if you wear dangly earrings on TV, some poor sound guy may have to painstakingly put gaffer’s tape on the backs of them to keep them from rattling around and messing up the audio. Which is exactly what you see happening here. Note: not my earrings… way to go, Courtney. 🙂
Though here it looks peaceful, don’t trust the water at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg. There’s a reason it’s famous for its trick fountains, and that means that the chances of you leaving the tour dry are slim to none.
“So anyway Sheryl, what I’m trying to say is… though I’ve enjoyed our time together, and I think you’re great of course, I’m really not sure if we’re….
can I help you, cow?”