This is my last post from Germany as tomorrow I am off to Edinburgh, Scotland! To be honest with you I am ready to move on. I have had fun in the year and a half that I have been here. I have visited some beautiful areas of Germany, got to know some great Germans and learned about their customs. My only regret is that I wish I had made more of an effort to learn the language; I think that it would have made my stay even more enjoyable and easier!
Yesterday I traveled for the last time in Germany and visited the beautiful town of Hamelin. This quaint town is the home of the Pied Piper and the area has a very medieval and gothic feel. Luckily I did not see the Pied Pipers rats, but what I did see were the beautiful buildings and the festive Christmas Market.
The Christmas Market was held in the old part of town, in Hamelin’s main square. The stunning church provided a great back drop to the festive scene. Of course I had to sample the food on offer at the various stalls. The hits were a minced meat style sandwich. What made it particularly tasty was the combination of meat and cheese mixed into one dumpling. Yummy! The misses was a dish of mushrooms mixed with onions and Creme Fraiche – a little to tasteless for me.
So, tommorow I am off to Edinburgh! I have never been to Edinburgh or even Scotland before so I am looking forward to this new experience!
So on my last day in Germany I am leaving you with some photographs of my visit to the town of Hamelin Germany.
The Pied Piper oversees the Christmas Market.
The beautiful Medieval Houses in the lanes of Hamelin
The scrumptious Christmas Sweet Stall!
I will miss your bike friendly cities, your Christmas Markets and your friendly people – but I am now ready to say Goodbye!