Visiting Bayern

I didn’t actually know that Nürnberg was in Bayern (Bavaria). Go figure. My German geography is horrible. I came to visit a dear friend, and Nürnberg was the closest city to where she lived. I didn’t really care where it was, I went to visit her, not the city.

That being said, I didn’t mind suddenly finding myself in Bayern. I was actually staying in a little town about half an hour from Nürnberg. But since the little town was very green and beautiful, I didn’t mind at all.

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It was also really near the Donau river. I’m completely biased towards my Rhein (very likely my favorite place on the planet), but the Donau was gorgeous as well.

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The river was so clear, you could see the reflection of the clouds in it.

The next day we went to see Nürnberg together. I have to say, there is something about Germany that I simply love. I just feel at home wherever I go. Bayern may be far away from Düsseldorf, and it is much much different than the Rheinland that I know and love. Nevertheless, I loved the city. And I still thought…this is somewhere I could live someday….

We went to a couple of cathedrals, which looked pretty much like every Cathedral you’ve ever seen. (sorry, really not very partial to cathedrals.)

But there was a cool fountain to see…

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Which included a gold ring wrought into the iron. The story is that if you successfully remove the gold ring from the fountain, you can keep it. No one has ever succeeded, but everybody tries…

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As I said above, we saw some cathedrals, which I wasn’t extraordinarily impressed with. The castle, however, was really nice…

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It used to be the imperial palace of the german kings and kaisers. Pretty neat huh?

The gardens from the Palace were gorgeous as well and had free entry! Take that Italy!

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There was also a really nice view of the Altstadt from the hill.

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All in all, I had a great time! Will definitely try to go again some time!

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  1. Ugh, I hate to cyber-stalk you (LOL, just joking), but I sent an email to the address you used to have…something about editor@thejoyofgermany.com, and it was kicked back. I am looking for advice on things to send my German exchange student who has since moved back home. Any chance you can either send me another email address, or, see below!
    Thank you so much for your blog on American foods you miss. We had a German exchange student here last year and I’m getting ready to send her a care package. Honestly, other than mint flavored M&M’s, Jelly Bellies, Snickers (which I think she can get there, so I got her the new Rocky Road Snickers), Reese’s Cups/Pieces, Milano Cookies and Chex Mix, I couldn’t remember what she had said she couldn’t get at home. Thanks to your blog, I now will send her Oreos, Twinkies, and Doritos. 🙂 Do you know if any of those things are easy to find now? Is there anything else you can think of that she and her family might like to have? I would ask her, but she is very shy about asking for things. I also don’t want to waste the weight in the box on stuff she can get at home.

    Also, she might be coming back to visit for summer so I started recording her favorite show that has started its 6th season here, I believe. It’s called Vampire Diaries. Do you know how far behind your TV is on those types of shows? If she will have been able to see it already, I don’t want to bother recording it.

    I hope my email didn’t give you fresh cravings all over again, and I hope you are enjoying Germany. With the way things are going over here, I consider moving over there more & more every day!

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