Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter in Germany


We had a fabulous time in Germany. Andrea and Wolfgang are just the most perfect hosts, and our days were spent chatting, visiting neighbouring towns and villages, walking, making music, playing board games, eating cake and just relaxing. I was really sad to say goodbye to them yesterday morning and hope that we will see them again sometime this year. Here's a snapshot of our trip.
 
Many Germans decorate the trees in their gardens with eggs and this was the sight that greeted us on our arrival. So pretty!
 
 
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We tried to walk each day to counteract the 'cake' effect! There is a beautiful walk through the countryside right on the doorstep. It starts off passing through an apple orchard, and then across fields of oilseed rape.
 
 
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We visited two local towns  - firstly Schotten. I love how the centre of the market square is decorated for Easter.

 
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The second town we visited was Laubach. The castle there had the most incredible wisteria that I have ever seen growing on it! Simply stunning!

 
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We went to a local Osterfeuer (Easter Fire) and ate delicious German sausages (bratwurst.) Mmmm!

 
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The Easter bunny visited on Easter Sunday............
 
 
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......and there were beautifully decorated hardboiled eggs for breakfast too!


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We walked off Easter lunch in the local park. There seem to be so many green spaces in Germany, it's lovely.
 
 
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We ate rainbow cake and lemonade cake!! (Not your typical German cakes, it has to be said!!)

 
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We broke our journey home in Delft, and spent a couple of hours wandering around the canals. It's a really lovely place, a bit like a mini Amsterdam.
 
 
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This little lot were busy in the window of the local yarn shop! Aren't they fun?!


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This chap was keeping a beady eye on goings on too!


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There is obviously a strong knitting contingent in Delft, judging by this yarn bombing!!


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I did manage to get some knitting done, but I will save that for another time! Be back soon! xxx

8 comments:

Judith White said...

What a delightful post! So glad you had such a nice weekend. The cakes look so good; hope you have the recipes.

Lyn said...

We were looking at Easter traditions in school before Easter. It was lovely to see your post. Xxx

butlersabroad said...

It all looks so fantastic, I used to like going to Germany when I lived in England but only ever passed through Holland after disembarking form the ferry. Delft looks like a lovely place too.

Vivianne said...

So what did you buy in the yarn shop ? :D

Lynne said...

I love the decorated tree - an Easter tree instead of a Christmas tree! And the wisteria is beautiful

snoopydog said...

Great post! Good to know you had a lovely time. Love the rainbow cake and the yarn bombing!!! Have a good week. Rosx

Kim said...

Oh wow Helen! These are absolutely fabulous pictures!!! That one of the yellow field flowers is just stunning. . . . I can hardly take my eyes off it!

melissa said...

so many great photos! i'm glad you had such a wonderful trip!!