I’m off to Germany!

Hey guys!  Things will be pretty quiet over here for the next two weeks as the whole fam-damily and I are heading to Germany!   Most of you know that my husband is German [he's a "legal alien"...any old Sting fans out there?].  All of his family is there and we haven’t been in over 6 years so we are overdue for a visit.  Before we were married, Frank and I used to visit his homeland almost yearly.  It will be an entirely new experience sharing the sights, smells, food and culture with our two kiddos now.

Here are a few things I’m looking forward to revisiting:

muenster_sights

 

[1] St Lambert’s Church

This church is always chilling to look at it in person. It’s black steeple is very cold+harsh looking, black metal with lots of gothic detail. If you look really close you can see 3 small rectangles just above the clock.  Those are actually cages.  Read here for the dark history about those.  All in the name of religion.

[2] Prinzipalmarkt

This is Muenster’s historic principal marketplace.  It is where I have the most fun, as it’s home to some pretty amazing shops, boutiques, cafes and bars.  It was reconstructed from 1947-1958 after being destroyed in WWII.  

[3] Panoramic View of Muenster

[4] Muenster Schloss | Castle

According to my husband, this breath-taking building used to be the summer residence of kings+queens.  It is now part of the University of Muenster.  Just behind this building is the university’s amazing botanical garden. 

You cannot visit Germany without sampling the cellulite-inducing cuisine as well.  Cake time is sacred to Germans and is time to slow down, visit with family+friends and enjoy a slice of mouth-watering pastry from the local cafe.

muenster_kaffe kuchen“coffee and cake, 4 Euros”

muenster_cakes

muenster_cake time

Don’t you just want to lick your computer screen right now?

Honestly, I’m more of a savory+salty addict instead of a sweets one.

muenster_brats

Gimme a plate full of German bratwurst and I’m a happy girl.

muenster_currywurst

One of my favorites is currywurst+pommes [curry sausage and french fries].  Imagine ketchup mixed with barbecue sauce smothered over sausage topped off with curry seasoning.  De-lish!

muenster_beer

And last but not least, one cannot think of Germany and not think of beer!  Each region/town has its own special “recipe” that has been handed down for hundreds and hundreds of years.  Pretty amazing.

I will be posting pictures to my Instagram and will try to do a couple posts from my in-laws home.  I’m hoping my converter stills works and that I won’t fry my computer!  So friends have an awesome week and I’ll be checking in!

Auf Wiedersehen,

amy

P.S. If you miss me, you can visit Cut Out + Keep where 7 of my most popular projects will be featured this week.  A “new” project will be featured each day this week.  So if you’re new here [welcome!] feel free to check out some of my craziest, most popular DIY’s.  [I just love seeing my name in lights!]

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5 Responses to I’m off to Germany!

  1. Have a wonderful time! I’m salivating just looking at all those pics! I’m German, too (my family lives in the south) and I’m very much looking forward to bringing my kids over one day hopefully soon. Enjoy your trip : ] Tschuss!

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  3. HollowSquirrel says:

    Ack, as soon as I saw your first picture, I squealed! I dated a German from Muenster for several years during/after college and LOVED his hometown! If the Cavete (student bar) is still there and they have the noodle dishes, GET THEM. I think the one I loved was the noodle one (versus noodle two)…I won’t try to type German. Seriously. YUMMY. And say hi to that beautiful city for me!! Have a blast!

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