Pictures of Germany

These unusual pictures of Germany bring back such wonderful memories of the wonderful people and places I've visited, including some of the foods I've enjoyed along the way.


Bull bench in FreiburgNot quite sure what this is for. A bench? A bed? A hitching post?
rain gutters in FreiburgGutters throughout the inner city. A great place to play after the rain.
Bubbles FreiburgBlowing giant bubbles in front of Freiburg Cathedral.
sausage in FreiburgTraditional street food: sausage on a bun!
plum cake with cappuccinoPlum cake with cappuccino.
potato salad and wienersPotato salad with wieners and hot German mustard.

Insel Mainau

mainau entranceMy hubby and I at Insel Mainau horticultural display.
mainau staircaseWaterfall staircase in the midst of the gardens.
bug houseBug house created out of wood and stone.
dahliaDahlias were being judged -- hundreds of varieties.
cedars at mainauStately cedars lining a staircase to the upper gardens.
prickly-treePrickly-trunked tree in their outdoor tropical garden display.
gardens at mainauBeautiful flowerbeds line the coastal walkways.
flower peacockFloral peacock stands over 10 feet high.
dahlias on displayMiles of gardens to walk and photograph. Paradise!
pink flowersMany varieties of tropical plants grow in this 'tropical' climate.

I've been asked to share my pictures of Germany, so I'm going to be adding more and more as I go through my 'thousands' of photos and do some major editing. Keep coming back here as I get a chance to post them. 

I've only been traveling to Germany for the past six years, but have managed to travel through most regions in that time. Although I was born in Germany, my parents immigrated to Canada in 1953 when I was just a toddler. 

My only memories are ones that were kept alive by my parents through pictures. Now, that I've had a chance to actually see Germany myself, I can understand their longing to return. 

Sometimes it's the food. Other times it's just being surrounded by others who speak the same language, Mostly, though, it's being able to visit with family and friends.

Check out this page for a map of Germany. You'll see that Germany is divided into sixteen states or 'Länder' which also include several city-states. 

As I go through my photos, I'll be able to post some from each region. As always, I try to focus on the foods, in this case, the regional foods. I certainly love the challenge when I'm in Germany to check out the various eating establishments. I just need to remember to get out the camera before diving into the food :)

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