On Sunday we were invited over to Richard & Gertraud’s house for another fine home-cooked meal. Richard is Stilla’s oldest brother.
Another great meal 🙂 Thanks Richard & Gertraud! And thanks also to their daughter Tanja for the awesome dessert too!
In the afternoon, we convoyed in two cars over to the small town of Eysölden.
There was a Christmas market and event at the old town’s Schloß (castle). Click HERE for a link to learn more about this castle built in the early 1100’s.
Upstairs, after navigating the old narrow and creaky wooden stairs, we found a number of craft stands and booths with their wares on display:
We met up with Wolfgang and Hildegard who were taking part in the craft market. Hildegard had lots of sheeps-wool related items for sale.
Nice view through one of the castle tower windows of the town kirche (church) down the street.
In the courtyard, children sang traditional christmas carols. A couple stands sold food and drinks in the yard.
The castle also has a small wirtschaft (restaurant/bar) but there was limited seating, so we drove back towards Sindersdorf and stopped at the autobahn rest-area. Here we went into the Schocolat® confiserie (confectionery) and café for coffee and cake. This place had just opened when we last visited in 2013… it seems to still be going strong and was really crowded.
Everything in this place is made of chocolate. They also have a large viewing window to watch the treats being made.
Anyone have a sweet tooth? You can sure spend some money here:
Have you ever tried a chocolate pizza? Me either… we just bought a few small items after we enjoyed some coffee and kuchen (cake) in the adjoining café.
When we got back to the house, William & Jasmin had bought and decorated their Christmas tree. Nice 🙂
In other news – one of our daughters in Colorado Springs sent us a picture (below) of the weather there. Brrrrr 🙁 At least our weather here in Germany has been free of snow and ice so far. Its just been cold, gray, and damp so far… hopefully our luck holds out.
Stay tuned for more German adventure… Bis bald (until later)…