Today was 75 degrees and sunny here in Bavaria, Germany. We decided to hop on our bikes and go over the hill and through the woods (literally) to lake Ammersee. It was about a 23 km (14.29 miles) bike ride each way. The lake (Ammersee) pictured below is around 18 square miles and 266 feet deep. … Continue reading The Ammersee
We've often wondered what the reason is behind the religious statutes along the edges of fields and walkways here in Germany. They are beautiful to look at and often provide a feeling of peace when you sit under them or admire them from afar. Today's outing consisted of a bike ride out into the countryside. … Continue reading Corridor Crosses in Nature
Last night around 8:00 p.m. we jumped on our bikes in search of dinner because Germans normally eat later in the evening. As most of you know, we don't own a car here. Luckily, our bikes came equipped with head-lights and tail-lights so we can get around just fine in the dark like many Europeans … Continue reading Pizza Dinner (English) – Pizza abendessen (German) – cena Pizza (Italian)
Our friends recently brought us to an interesting restaurant for some old fashioned, authentic German food. We were told it is "home-cooked" and the ingredients are all local. This particular eatery is also a brewery. We ate the most wonderful meal. It tasted better than anything our grandmothers' ever made for us back in the States. … Continue reading Authentic German Cooking
Pretty quiet around here today, however, we wanted to bring up a valid point regarding the language. You really don't need to know how to read German to enjoy the chocolate--a picture speaks a thousand words!
If we told you it was easy moving to Germany without speaking German, we'd be lying to you. It's even difficult to sign up for language school. Reading body language and communicating with gestures comes in handy when ordering food, however, trying to explain how and why you need language lessons is difficult. We have a … Continue reading Donnerstag (Thursday)
Tuesday is coming to a close for us. We finished up the day with a bike ride and then a German language lesson. We have been exploring the local bike trails and found some interesting areas around our home, like a beautiful little lake.
We woke up this morning and had a standard German breakfast. This is one of our favorite things here in Germany. We had soft boiled "Bio" eggs--which in America are called Organic. Some of the egg shells still have the feathers on them and the yolks are a very rich yellow/orange color. They are purchased … Continue reading A Perfect Sunday
Today we ventured into Munich to the Marienplatz. The Rathaus--Glockenspiel is always a fabulous site! You can look at it over and over in awe of it's magnificence. As you can see from the crowds, today was a soccer day in Munich. The Allianz arena was hosting Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt. We found it more … Continue reading Munich’s Marienplatz
We took the trains and several buses around today and found our way to a suburb west of downtown Munich called Grafelfing. We ventured down some walking paths and found this really nice park. This small river (fluss) called the Würm, ran through parts of the suburb right up to the back patios of small homes. We … Continue reading A day in Grafelfing Germany