Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Holiday in Germany

How have your summer been?

I have just been 12 days in the southern Germany with my parents.
More specifically driving The Romantic Road and a visit to Stuttgart.

My favourite things:
  • Some beautiful embroidered chasubles. They were at "Marienberg" ( an old fortress), in Würzburg, the first city on the "romantic road".
  • A beautiful candle stick formed as an Iris. It was at "The old castle", which holds the Wuerttemberg State Museum in Stuttgart, which is where we ended our German trip.  
  • Generally I like details, and there was plenty at the different castles and museums we visited.
  • We ate ice cream, a lot. My favourite, was soft ice with smarties in a cup, from Mac D.
  • Apparently Chanterelles are in season, which proved to taste rather well. 
  • During those really really hot days, I found that a Hugo Spritz was just the thing. - An elderflower drink.
  • Knitting away on 4,5 mm needles, it felt like I was racing ahead, compared to my normal 2,5 mm needles. It went so fast I even had time to knit the top I was knitting twice! ( Had to unravel it just before I was finished, because I hadn't measured my gauge!)
Also had one of my weirdest food experiences ever ( though it didn't trump the baked Waldorfsalat I once got in Sweden) . I got something called a "knödel". Sorta mashed potatoes in round form, but with the weirdest texture. Simply had to give up on it!

Visiting the Mercedes- Benz museum in Stuttgart - Which was my fathers choice. Surprise there!
Really it was okay, because as you see on the picture I entertained  myself :)
Listening to "Persuasion" by Jane Austen and knitting.
We were there for 4 1/2 hour (including lunch)... sigh.. 
I took my revenge however, when we went to the Fashion museum at Ludwigsburg Residential Castle. Not that we were there for nearly as long!

We had a rather hard time getting understood talking English. Which shocked me a bit. Though I guess it makes sense because they tape over everything with German voices. Where as in Denmark we just put on danish subtitles. (except of course small children TV). Also I happen to love English, so I am a bit biased. Luckily my dad know some German.

We also had to sit in a Mercedes Benz sale room for 3 hours while the car got repaired.
A bit of a bore. Again though, I entertained myself with some knitting. - So it really wasn't too bad.

All in all pretty good holiday.

Below some pictures of cities, palaces and gardens.

Würzburg Residenz

Garden at Marienberg, Würzburg

 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Neuschwanstein castle

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