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October 21st, 2014

CornerView – stranger

Last weekend we decided to make a short trip to enjoy the wonderful autumn.
And what lends itself more than the Alps in Bavaria?

I was not born in Bavaria, but I moved here in my youth.
Bavaria is my home.

However, despite the many years it feels like I’m a stranger in Bavaria.
It begins with the language.
Bavarian is a dialect that you – if actual Bavarian is spoken – do not understand readily.
At the first time at the new school was very strange for me.
I understood nothing.
Now after many years I understand the language clearly.
I even think I speak a little bit of Bavarian, or at least a German.

The Bavarians consider themselves to be German, but actually they would like a country in itself.
Encapsulated from Germany, a separate republic.
Or even monarchy, as it want the Bavarian royalists.
The actual Bavarian restrict the Bavarian country also.
The Franconia, which belongs partly to Bavaria, is already the land of Prussia.
For everything above a certain imaginary boundary is not Bavarian but prussian.
Although it still belongs to Bavaria.
Strange, do not you think?

Bavaria is strongly connected with the church.
There are many customs and traditions, I do not know and also do not celebrated.
But I’m very interested.
Even the Bavarian food is partly another, than I was accustomed to as a child.
Roast pork and dumplings, a sour potato salad, apple strudel.

Bavaria is a rich country.
It’s a country in which the children receive a good education.
For example, the Bavarian High School is one of the most difficult schools of Germany
= education is not uniform in Germany.
Bavaria’s conservative, christian and yet so colorful.
Bavarians are often grumpy and have a quirky sense of humor.
And I love it.
Bavaria is a very beautiful country with a different nature.
The highlights include Munich, the subalpine lakes and the Alps.
And a few castles.

The best known is Castle Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau.
It is about two hours away from us.
And we also visited it on our short trip.

We thought we walk to the castle, buy tickets and make an English guide
(it is only possible to get into the castle with a guide, and we want to practice English).
We did not expect the masses of tourists that flock on a beautiful autumn to Neuschwanstein.
Four hours would have lasted until the next guide.
We have decided to come back on a cold winter day.

Bavaria is well worth a visit – I can put any to the heart.
But until then … I will show you more of the country in which I live.
Let’s make together a year travel through Bavaria … do you like to do?
And then you will no longer be a stranger.

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Castle Neuschwanstein from afar.
And on the first image right beside the mountain called Säuling. (2047 m)
Exactly 20 years ago (madness is not it?), I have climbed this mountain with a group of friends.
We all got to know in our training as a nurse  and are always friends.
Up there I experienced chamois in the wild and celebrated the summit above the clouds.

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Top image photographed my daughter.
She stood on the bridge Marie, of which one has a wonderful view of Neuschwanstein Castle.
The bridge was named after Queen Marie and performs on the Pöllatschlucht.
And it is very, very high.

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In addition to the Castle Neuschwanstein is only a few kilometers away Castle Hohenschwangau.
The castle was the first one and Bavarian king Ludwig II has there spent his nursery.
Castle Neuschwanstein was built later by Ludwig II.
He wanted to idealize his idea of ​​a knight’s castle from the Middle Ages.

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Autumn in Bavaria

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This is a typical house with murals from the Bavarian Alps.
Because where I live there is rarely painted houses,
because it depends in what area you are.

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Here you can see a typical Bavarian food:
Bratwürstl + Kartoffeln + Sauerkraut (fried sausages with potatoes and sauerkraut)

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 – stranger –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

November 16th, 2012

We are lucky …

 

We are lucky …

We have tickets. And it’s not even long – only a few months,
only bring even the winter behind us.

 

This is …

But is Frieda happy too?

 

Not only that we have neglected blogging over the summer, it also had to suffer. It was often alone …

 

We had a lot to do …

But now it is gradually improving. And we dream at night …

… from traveling around the world

Happy weekend, friends!

 

P.S. Discovered today …
– how to get better through the hard life :)
postcards for every occasion
– and a very, very cute Calendar for the next year

November 11th, 2012

Chile XII

I had almost forgotten – but not quite!
There are a few more photos of Chile, which I want to show you yet.

After the long, long walk, I needed a break – andI  went by car to the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
The trip to Argentina was a little tricky. The two countries were not friends then. (Maybe that’s different today?)
At any rate, I had to fill out countless papers with myriad data, answer questions, by looking car.
Then I went through a kind of no man’s land. A lone rider on the horizon, but otherwise: nothing long.
Then came the Argentine border post. And the same thing happened there. Many papers to fill out, answering questions, by looking car.
Interesting situation. It has paid off.

The way to Perito Moreno Glacier was long and the nature was the gigantic . In between there was snow and again – how many times in Patagonia – vastness.
The glaciers – something I have never seen – was huge.
He was in a blue. Not only in one blue, in many innumerable shades of blue.
He was lonely and located in complete silence. And he lived, repeatedly broke off huge chunks of ice. They fell into the water with a loud roar, high fountains shot up.
I stood there for hours.

Later there was a camp in the parc surrounding the glacier at which I was driving. And then happened the best thing I never expected.
Middle of the road was a Puma.
A large, free Puma.
And I in the car in front of him.
I was so fascinated by this predator, that the engine failed.
The puma was not interested in me, he strolled across the road, sitting on the edge and sharpened his claws on a tree!
I’ll tell you that I did not sleep that night in my tent. :) I stayed in the car, and it was very cozy.

 

 Next time I will show you pictures of Tierra del Fuego.