Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today’s post is going to be a little more informal. I wanted to share with you a few photos and what it’s like here in Germany in the Autumn.
While my family and friends back home in Western Canada have been experiencing quite cold weather for this time of year, it’s been quite mild here. While Miss Rhode Island in Miss Congeniality choose April 25th to be her perfect date, I would, in fact, choose October 25th. Autumn is definitely my favourite season!
I’ve mentioned before how I love that I have the ability to walk wherever I need to go since we live right in town. It’s especially nice when Kirmes (The Fair) is town. With the different rides you can go on, the Wiener Mandeln (Vienna Almonds), and Beer gardens, it brings out lots of people. When the weather is so nice, like it has been, it’s refreshing to get out and just be surrounded by people. I’m also looking forward to when little E is big enough to take on the rides with me!
Yesterday, I went for a walk in town and discovered that there was a Volksfest. Basically, it was an outdoor market covering a couple of streets with people selling anything you can think of from produce to cleaning products. Of course, there were lots of different foods vendors as well. My favourite being the warm, fresh Brezeln (Pretzels) or anything with carbs, for that matter. Since we’re heading into the Christmas season, there were lots of people selling Christmas decor and gifts.
One of the strangest things I saw over and over were stands selling large, tighty whities. I really wanted to get a good photo, but I also didn’t want to be that person taking a photo of the underwear stands. When I came home, I asked my husband if Germans have to wait until market day to get new underwear! Jokes aside, it was great to get out and see a German market, and I look forward to the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)!
I hope you enjoyed this little insight into what life in Autumn is like in Germany. While you may find your favourite Italian Gelato shop closed up for the winter while the family retreats back to Italy, there’s still a lot going on and things to see!