Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 27: Germany, Part 2

I think I got a wee bit carried away writing about Sulzfeld in my last Germany post. I promise to keep it short 'n sweet this time :)

This was the coolest hotel EVER. We spent Valentine's Day weekend 2003 in Baden-Baden in the Black Forest. This is Hotel Der Kleine Prinz. It was so expensive we could only afford to stay one night, but it was so cool. We had afternoon tea at the hotel and then visited the Friedrichsbad Roman-Irish Baths. Later that night, we got gussied up and visited the Casino Baden-Baden. People were gambling here in evening gowns and tuxedos. Very James Bond-ish!

This is a picture we took from our car as we were driving through the Alps on the way to Austria...
This is Schloss Neuschwanstein in Hohenschwangau. King Ludwig II of Bavaria lived here, and it's the castle that inspired Disney's Snow White castle.
A view from inside the castle...

This is downtown Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This town hosted the Winter Olympics in 1936.
 Here's my hubby (the man in the yellow hat...hehe) at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.
This is a photo of Heidelberg. We took a day-trip here to meet up with my hubby's cousins, who were traveling through the area. Lots of cool bridges and architecture here!
This is a picture of the Falterturm ("crooked tower") in Kitzingen. Legend has it that there is a golden ball at the top of the tower that contains the heart of Vlad Dracula, and the tower is leaning toward the cemetery across the street where he's supposedly buried. Pretty cool, huh?!
Of course, one of my favorite memories of Germany is going to all the winefests. Here's a picture of the Kitzinger Weinfest. It's a tad blurry, but hey, I was at a winefest. I think that explains everything.
Here's my Dad, my hubby, and me in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg was about an hour's drive away from Sulzfeld, and we visited often. It is such a cool place!
The town gets all decorated for the Easter and Christmas holidays, especially. We took this photo around Easter in 2002.
And finally, a photo of Fortress Marienberg in Würzburg. Würzburg was the largest city close to Sulzfeld, about a 30-minute drive away. I remember once attending a formal dinner in the Fortress for my hubby's military unit. They served cold cucumber soup as an appetizer. Let's just say that it didn't go over so well, although I personally thought it was delicious :)

Let's face it - German cuisine is often all about the meat. I say, let them eat tempeh! Smoky Tempeh & Greens Stew from Appetite for Reduction, more specifically!
 You want some broetchen with that? How 'bout some Fancy Biscuits from How It All Vegan! instead?

Germans also love their cabbage. Here's some Cabbage and Fennel Salad with Apples and Raisins, along with some baked marinated tempeh and mashed carrots and turnips. Das ist gut!


Anonymous said...

You had me at "Paris" yet again. Oh how I live through your photos & laughed at you eating doughnuts! Its so cool to see that it's true they DO have crepe stands at the side of the streets... all these things I have read about. Amazing! And the museum. It's beautiful. My husband is an Artist so he'ls going to be SO jealous!
Now I want pate!

Anonymous said...

You know that comment was designed to be on the paris page, how It got here I don't know. Germany has never appealed until I saw your photos. It's gorgeous! Can we go play there? :)

Bethany said...

Hi sweetie! I've done that before LOL Who knows, let's just blame it on the computer, shall we? :) I'm so, so glad you have enjoyed the posts. It makes me so happy to see your comments. You know, Germany never appealed to me, either, until I lived there. It's so much more beautiful than I'd imagined. And the people are so friendly, too. I miss Europe so much! I can't believe I've been back in the US for 8 years now. I hope to get back again someday!! And we can plan a field trip to Paris and get crepes!! :)