Is winter coming early?

Looks like global warming is not on my side because it seems winter is coming early this year. That said, it got me remembering the time I went to Germany for Christmas one year.

It was a family trip that started off in Munich. Kelly, our Dad and I were incredibly excited to be there and getting back to our German roots. Naturally the first thing we did was stop at a bar for a large stein of beer and a pretzel.

During this trip Kelly and I had a serious case of sticky fingers for beer steins. We were looking to score at any beer hall we visited. Our major score was in the back room of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. For some reason no one was back there and there was plenty for the taking! She and I shoved as many beer steins as we could into our bags and just strolled right out of there. That experience was thrilling, made me consider becoming a cat burglar!

After being in the city for a few days, we decided to slow things down and go to a small town named Nuremberg, also known as the Christmas City. We got there on either Christmas Eve or Christmas day and the place looked like a scene out of a movie, it was gorgeous! To put the movie experience over the top, it just happened to be snowing that soft powdery white snow where it almost looks fake. There were shops selling endless amounts of Christmas ornaments all more ornate than the next.

A few other stops we made were to the Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle was built by King Ludwig II, also known as Mad King Ludwig to replicate medieval architecture and to pay homage to the operas of Wagner. You may think you’ve already seen it–Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle is a replica of it.

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3 Responses to Is winter coming early?

  1. theoverworkedamerican says:

    It was such a fun trip with all the beer and sausages we could fit in our stomachs. Can’t wait to go back sometime.

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